Tamami Iinuma – born in Tokyo in 1983. Upon completion of the Master of Arts degree in Tokyo in 2008, she embarked on one year of study at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. The grant by Pola Art Foundation enabled her to continue to work in Leipzig, Germany until 2013, when she began participating in the doctoral programme at Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2014, she had a residency at Cite des Arts Paris for 9 months to realize a research of her doctoral thesis “How Book became Architecture – Landscape of Le Corbusier’s Typography”. In March 2018, she has completed the doctoral programme and currently lives and works in Tokyo and Paris
Iinuma Tamami’s prints and art books of her photos portray expressions of architectural structures and their surrounding space. She views architecture as an organic breathing presence capable of chronicling the accumulated memory of the flow of people and scenery in its proximity. This perspective allows her to produce profound photographs that express the atmosphere and memory, in addition to the structural beauty, of buildings.
Along with existing works, the exhibition features Iinuma’s newly produced works based on photographs from the Gora and Sengokuhara areas of Hakone. The exhibition also introduces an interactive installation work that allows viewers to alter scenery through the action of turning pages of a book.