Japanese photographer Matsubara Yutaka, who first came to Taiwan to hold a solo exhibition at 1839 Contemporary Gallery to exhibit his 30 prints took at Sento the place he lives in Japan. Sento is the public baths with extremely large bathtubs. These photos were created during the period 2006-2017 which represented a unique public bathhouse culture in Japan.
The unique architectural design of Sento was once popularized as the style of public baths and taking public baths has become an indispensable part of Japanese life that time, but now they are gradually disappear.
Welcome join us the opening reception and art talk with artist Matsubara Yutaka at 2:30pm, Saturday November 30. Yutaka will share the background of the unique mass culture places – Sento (public bath) which may disappear soon.
Matsubara YUTAKA: Public Bath “Sento”
Reception│ Sat. 14:30, 11.30.2019
Artist Talk│ Sat. 15:00, 11.30.2019
Curated by│Edward, I-Chien CHIU (Tokyo University of the Arts, phD)
Location│1839 Contemporary Gallery
Open Hours│ Tue.-Sun. 11:00-19:00