Asian Art in London features a rich programme of talks, lectures, guided visits, auctions, events and shows of Asian art. Art Radar spotlights 9 gallery exhibitions of contemporary Asian art taking place during the day event. Image courtesy the artist and FitzGerald Fine Arts.
This will be the first major exhibition of Korean contemporary art in Seattle. In collaboration with Ms. These works range from mixed-media installation and video art, to photography, all of which are prominent forms in Korean contemporary art.
Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Mr. William K. Bowes Jr.
From ancient times to the present, the Japanese people have celebrated the beauty of the seasons and the poignancy of their inevitable evanescence through the many festivals and rituals that fill their year—from the welcoming of spring at the lunar New Year to picnics under the blossoming cherry trees to offerings made to the harvest moon. Poetry provided the earliest artistic outlet for the expression of these impulses. Painters and artisans in turn formed images of visual beauty in response to seasonal themes and poetic inspiration. In this way, artists in Japan created meditations on the fleeting seasons of life and, through them, expressed essential truths about the nature of human experience.
Many pieces of her collection have never been seen in public before. She went on to become the leading dealer of Chinese furniture and a world authority on the subject. The bulk of the collection was acquired in the s and s, the golden age for collecting.
Following the abdication of the last Qing emperor inparts of the imperial art collection, which had been concealed behind the walls of the Forbidden City and at various imperial residences for centuries, were revealed to the outside world for the first time. Of the many works of art that were disposed of following the collapse of the dynasty and that circulated in the international art market, some found their way to Japan and the West. With the establishment of the Palace Museum inforeign art collectors became more familiar with China's national treasures, and a new enthusiasm for Chinese art began to take hold.
Located in a former Second World War telecommunications bunker renovated by the British architect John Pawson, the museum encourages a conversation between different periods and cultures offering an alternative perception of ancient art and creates a new perspective on the works, leading viewers through a synesthetic experience. The collection brings together international contemporary art, Imperial Chinese lacquer and stone furniture, Chinese wood and stone Scholar Furniture from the Han Dynasty to Qing Dynasty, from BC to the 18th century, and Khmer sculptures from the 7th to the 13th century. The visitor enters into a sophisticated and sensual world that puts these refined cultures and elegant pieces into a new light.
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Houston, Texas, November 15, —Asia Society Texas Center is pleased to announce Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Artan exhibition exploring the innovative shape bamboo art has taken in Japan since the mid-twentieth century. With rare wall-hung installations and sculptures never before seen in Texas, this exhibition both engages and educates audiences about a vibrant cultural art form. Although bamboo is an abundant natural resource, it is a challenging artistic medium with less than professional bamboo artists in Japan today.
Jerry Yang was at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum the other day, giving Mayor Ed Lee a tour of "Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy," a smashing show drawn from the Yahoo co-creator's prime collection of calligraphy, the ancient art of writing at the core of Chinese culture. Yang, who a dozen years ago got hooked on the disciplined and poetic art he'd studied without enthusiasm as a kid in s Taiwan - "It was like having to take piano lessons," he says with a smile - drew the mayor's attention to the bold calligraphic strokes of "Eight Poems on Yellow Ridge. Like Yang and countless other educated children of Chinese ancestry, Lee practiced by writing his name again and again.