Japanese Kogei Future Forward “Bridge Art and Craft”

Eye of Gyre

poster for Japanese Kogei Future Forward “Bridge Art and Craft”

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The artists presented in this exhibition are those that connect kogei (traditional crafts) with contemporary art, finding new potential and possibilities for it while making use of its characteristic materials and techniques.

Masayasu Mitsuke reinterprets and reconfigures traditional techniques passed down through the generations, such as the Kutani Akae style of ceramic painting. Takuro Kuwata and Hiroshi Kitani, meanwhile, apply kogei-like themes within the context of contemporary art. Both artists use kogei and refer to its history while focusing on concepts, the power of expression, and criticism.

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from August 23, 2017 to September 27, 2017

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