Masayuki Koorida:
Beyond Existence

Masayuki Koorida:
Beyond Existence

May 25 August 19, 2018

Born in Kyoto, Japan, but now working in Shanghai, China, Masayuki Koorida is a major talent and dedicated figure in Contemporary sculpture. Celebrated for partially carved and polished boulders like Existence, permanently sited in The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden, Koorida has a broader repertoire that includes highly geometric pieces in a variety of materials and exquisite, large-scale drawings.

Overview

Born in Kyoto, Japan, but now working in Shanghai, China, Masayuki Koorida is a major talent and dedicated figure in Contemporary sculpture. Celebrated for partially carved and polished boulders like Existence, permanently sited in The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden, Koorida has a broader repertoire that includes highly geometric pieces in a variety of materials and exquisite, large-scale drawings.

All aspects of his work are on display in this exhibition organized with the artist exclusively for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Although well known in Asia and Europe, this will be among Koorida's first exhibitions in the United States. Taken together with the multi-part Existence in the Japanese garden, this is a must-see experience.

Events

May
24
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park cordially invites you to the member opening and reception for the exhibition Masayuki Koorida: Beyond Existence.

Jun
3
2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Featuring Dr. Craig Hanson, this lecture explores how stone takes on new meaning as an art form while highlighting Existence by Masayuki Koorida, located in The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden.

August 7, 2018 6:00 pm

Japanese Garden Sculpture Walk

Join us on a walking tour of the sculpture in The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden.

Instructor

Anna Wolff, Curator of Arts Education

Sponsors

Masayuki Koorida: Beyond Existence is made possible by:

The Meijer Foundation

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation

Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts