Rut Bryk: Touch of a Butterfly

Tokyo Station Gallery

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Rut Bryk is a representative artist of Finland and Scandinavia. For about 50 years, she was active as an in-house artist of the well-known ceramics brand Arabia, and she created a diverse range of work, from the charming ceramic tiles of her early years to the powerful ceramic mosaic wall pieces (composed of large modules) that she produced later in life. A great many people continue to be fascinated by the brilliance of her profoundly elegant glazes and the exquisite figures and patterns based on her distinctive perception of nature. Featuring about 200 pieces (ceramics, textiles, etc.), this is the first extensive exhibition in Japan of her varied work. Viewing these pieces in person, the visitors will undoubtedly be spurred to a number of new discoveries by such things as the mystery of the dramatic change of styles between her early and late works and the sense of movement created by fine irregularities produced with authoritative traditional techniques. We are planning the kind of dynamic exhibition configuration associated with Bryk, who was very aware of the spatial effects of her works. The year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Bryk’s death, and the 100th anniversary of Japan-Finland diplomatic relations arrives in the spring. You can expect this exhibition to revise the “cheerful and cute” impression that people in Japan tend to have of Finland and Scandinavia.


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from April 27, 2019 to June 16, 2019
Open until 20:00 on Fridays. Open on the Mondays of April 29, May 6, June 10. Closed on May 7 (Tues).


Rut Bryk



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