Tsuneo Taniuchi "Paper Sculptures"

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This is an exhibition of new works composed mostly of paper sculptures by multi-faceted artist Tsuneo Taniuchi - designer, sculptor and author of children's books. Taniuchi's first formative encounter with paper dates back to witnessing the beauty and performative power of the plaited paper streamers hanging down from the rope found in a Shinto shrine in the sacred Kiisanchi mountain area of Wakayama prefecture, where he was born and raised.
Afterwards, Taniuchi moved his base to Boston, where he worked as art director for the educational television channel WGBH. He began making paper sculptures in 1982 while employed there, which straddled the boundaries between flat and 3D forms, teasing out the inherent qualities and beauty of paper, creating a sense of humor out of this coming and going between different dimensions. Artist Toshihiro Katayama, who was then director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, called the work "2 1/2 dimensions".
This exhibition focuses mainly on Taniuchi's paper works, but also includes some metallic pieces. Paper sculpting workshops will also be held over the duration of the exhibition.
Also planned this summer is a special exhibition called "With Paper" by Taniuchi, held at the Kazuyo Sejima-designed Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Museum of Art.

Workshop "Expressing emotions through paper"
Create paper sculptures with Taniuchi using various tools.
September 15th (Mon/holiday), 23rd (Tue/holiday) 14:00-17:00
Fee (includes materials): Adults ¥3000, High School and under ¥1500
Limited to 20 persons per session
Reservation required.
info@deska.jp Tel: 03-3407-5610

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From 2008-09-12 To 2008-09-27

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Tsuneo Taniuchi

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