Trails to Prayer

LSE Arts public exhibition

Date: Monday 24 April - Friday 5 May 2017 
Time: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building

Photographer MAKIKO made a pilgrimage to the uninhabited Japanese island of Nozaki, which has been gradually deserted since mid 60’s. She was intrigued by a saga of ‘Hidden’ Christians who settled on the island in the early 19th century, practicing Christianity in secret for decades (while the country was closed for any foreign trade and cultural exchanges). A century later they had their own churches for worship but then left.

This stunning black and white exhibition follows her spiritual journey through the mountain trail where Christians walked regularly between the late 19th and mid-20th century to attend Mass. Whilst trekking, she captures wild Kyushu deer and trees in the wild forest as well as the unusual landscape, influenced by the volcanic activities and the harsh climate. 

This is MAKIKO’S 2nd solo exhibition and is produced in collaboration with Ojika
town, Nagasaki Japan and is sponsored by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
in association with LSE Arts.

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This exhibition is open to all, no ticket required. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (excluding bank holidays, when the school is closed, at Christmas and Easter, or unless otherwise stated on the web listing). Please note the exhibition will close at 3pm on Friday 5 May.

For further information email or phone 020 7955 6043. 

Just economics and politics? Think again.  While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the  LSE Arts website. 

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Trails to Pray Photo 1 250w

Trails to Pray Photo 2 250w