These days, the influence of word of mouth through social networking services is ridiculously large, and many museums allow photography as long as you don't fire a flash or use a tripod. Perhaps there is a recognized cause-and-effect relationship that cool photos uploaded on Instagram will attract more visitors. The Artizon Museum in Kyobashi also allowed photography.
Just like me, there were many people walking around the exhibition rooms with cameras. What I find interesting is that I am not interested in which artworks non-camera users are attracted to, but I am interested in which artworks people with cameras are pointing their lenses at. If you are just looking at them, it is unclear how much you are interested in them, but if you are pointing your lens at them, it is easy to tell because it is evidence that your interest has been triggered. It is interesting to visualize that different people are interested in different things.
When I entered the exhibition room with the lights dimmed, I saw some persons with their cameras squatting down and pointing their lenses at the work. The reason the lights were dimmed was probably because the works were old. I don't even remember what was on display in this room now, but I'm sure the two of them had something that appealed to me. I sat down in the dim light and focused carefully on the work behind the glass.
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