This week’s Art Diary marks the beginning of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2022 with our pick of highlights from the programme
Stills gallery in Edinburgh hosts the Japanese post-war photographer’s first show in Scotland (until 8 October) with a focus on works commemorating members of the artist’s family and the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Opening with a collection of early photographs, the exhibition presents street scenes taken of Yokosuka, the artist’s home town, during its occupation by the United States when it was used as an American naval base. The artist’s Hiroshima series is also displayed, comprising moving photographs of objects from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial which belonged to victims of the attack, alongside the series Mother’s (2000–05), which was first presented at the 2005 Venice Biennale and documents intimate objects that belonged to the artist’s late mother. Find out more on the Stills gallery website.
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