The Tempo Of A Nation

Forget the turning of the leaves in Hibiya Park—the real sight to behold in Tokyo this autumn will be German Contemporary Photography. Running from Oct. 25 to Dec. 18 at Tokyo's National Museum of Modern Art (, this sweeping exhibition comprises work shot over 40 years by a remarkably diverse group of photographers. One common theme is Germany's sudden rise (and subsequent decline) as an industrial power; look out for the grim, 1960s factory pictures by Bernd and Hilla Becher (the oldest work on show) or the disturbing aridity of Hans Christian Schink's images of an empty autobahn (among...

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