Omar Victor Diop spent a month last fall in Kyoto creating portraits of shop owners at Demachi Masugata Shopping Arcade near the Kamogawa confluence. Huge print collages from the portraits and objects from respective owners? shops will be hung in the arcade. Diop will also present the Japan premiere of his ?Diaspora? series, made up of self-portraits, in which he recreates important historical figures from the African disaporia who at the time gained fame in the West, these reconstructions are merged with African football/soccer players playing in European leagues.