LOVE THE MATERIAL in AOYAMA
The exhibition LOVE THE MATERIAL in AOYAMA presents contemporary crafts created by a new generation of artists in Japan. Contemporary crafts represent a form of modern art born out of a love for a wide variety of materials such as metals, ceramics, glass, fabrics, Japanese lacquer, wood, and stone. The exhibition aims to provide a full introduction of more than one hundred contemporary craft works.
From a global perspective, contemporary crafts prosper most in Scandinavian countries and California on the west coast of the United States. The contemporary craft works created from various materials by the new generation of artists in Japan boast a high level of technique and quality comparable to those in other countries, exhibiting a surprising range of creativity and diversity that go far beyond the concept of traditional arts and crafts. We hope that a lot of people will take advantage of this opportunity for an up-close look at the work produced by this new generation of artists.
|Period:||Monday, June 6 to Saturday, June 25, 2016|
|Hours:||11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. on the final day)|
|Venue:||ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE
CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
Metal Works: Satomi Ito /Hana Okuzawa /Eriko Unno /Seiko Kajiura /Kana Sakuma /Riko Shimizu /Kanako Watanabe /Misa Hirata
Ceramic Works: AYANO /Kazuma Shimomura / RuriTakahashi /Akiko Matsuda /Sayuri Arakawa /Hiro Masuda/Mako Murata /Shogo Nunoshita
Glass Works: Megumi Kagami /Mafune Gonjo /Momoko Ikarashi /Aine Miyoshi /Natsuki Katsukawa /Ai Sudou /Fuko Kan /Rina Yasuda/Minami Saito
Textile Works: Mao Kurihara /Kugo Eguchi /Marie Imanaka /Chihiro Oto /Ayumi Nakajima /Kitaca /Masaru Hirozane
Urushi Works: Mitsumi Irahara / Mikari Kaito
Wood Works: Yumi Iwamoto /Yurika Ishiyama
Leather Works: Hiroto Utsunomiya /Riko Taniwaki
Clay Works: Ruuna Iwasaki /suzukizoomae
Stone Works: Yukari Seya
iPS parts Works: Takayuki Miki
What’s on during the Exhibition【ARTIST TALK EVENT】
Saturday, June 11 from 2:00 p.m.
・Mafune Gonjo “traveling, changing and art practice”
・Kazuma Shimomura “The delight of firing”
Saturday, June 18 from 2:00 p.m.
・Mitsumi Irahara “Culture of a prayer is told by URUSHI”
・AYANO “FROG MONSTER and Ayano”
Saturday, June 25 from 2:00 p.m.～
・Seiko Kajiura “Metal casting for my art work”
・Takayuki Miki ”Materials and Art and its meaning”