2019 Peter Turner Memorial Lecture

2019 Peter Turner Memorial Lecture

Yasufumi Nakamori

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand
Soundings Theatre, Level 2 & Toi Art, Level 4

29 Aug 2019, 6.30pm–8.00pm

Each year Massey University brings an internationally significant photographic historian, theorist, or artist to Wellington to deliver the Peter Turner Memorial Lecture.

This year we welcome Dr Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of photography at London’s Tate Modern. This event is presented at Te Papa in partnership with Massey University – Whiti o Rehua and The Govett Brewster Art Gallery.

Join us after the lecture for refreshments and a chance to view our current exhibition The New Photography – Life in the 60s and 70s, curated by Athol McCredie.

Naoya Hatakeyama   Takatacho-Morinomae  from the series  Rikuzentakata , 2011.05.02. Photo courtesy of the artist and Massey University

Naoya Hatakeyama Takatacho-Morinomae from the series Rikuzentakata, 2011.05.02. Photo courtesy of the artist and Massey University

Dr Yasufumi Nakamori is Senior Curator, International Art (Photography) at Tate Modern, London. Originally from Osaka, Nakamori practiced law in Tokyo and New York City before undertaking a second career in art history following 9/11, going on to obtain his PhD in art history from Cornell University.

Prior to joining Tate Modern, Nakamori was the head of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. From 2008-2016 he was curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where his exhibitions and publications included Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro (2010) and For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979 (2015). The most recent book he edited was published by Aperture in 2018, titled Naoya Hatakeyama: Excavating the Future City.