LINES AND SHAPES, LINES AND SPACES

◆Special Exhibition

LINES AND SHAPES, LINES AND SPACES

LINES AND SHAPES, LINES AND SPACES — THE BAMBOOWORK OF IIZUKA RŌKANSAI AND TANABE CHIKUUNSAI
14 April - 16 July, 2018, 2018

   Bamboo artists work with the special qualities of pliant yet sturdy bamboo to weave, plait and shape it into forms. These forms are constructed out of diverse "lines" made of split bamboo strips, and by following each line with the eye we become aware not only of bamboo's textural and expressive richness but also of the subtle beauty of choice and application of these "lines" in the process of the form's creation. The braiding of bamboo work produces a form both structural and decorative, both enclosing and revealing space, creating in both the work's exterior and interior a space composed of "lines".

   From around the 1920s through the mid 20th century, Japanese makers of bamboo work moved beyond the role of craftsman and began to pursue individual expressivity.

   We invite you to view the story of Japanese bamboo work from the 1910s through to today and to discover its revolutionary nature by following the "lines" of bamboo woven by the seven artists from two family lines.

General Information of this exhibiton

Period 14 April - 16 July, 2018, 2018
Closed ClosedMondays (except Apr 30), May. 1,June.5
※closed on Tuesday June 5 for the changeover
Hours 11:00~18:00  (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Admission Adults 1000yen
University students 800yen
High school,Junior high school and elementary school student 500yen

※Preschool children : Free
Organizer Kikuchi Foundation, NIKKEI, Inc.

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