Tradition and Innovation:
Japanese Ceramics Now

Tradition and Innovation:
Japanese Ceramics Now

September 18, 2015 January 3, 2016

This exhibition is a survey of work by ceramic artists working in Japan today. From the functional to the sculptural, 25 carefully selected works that acknowledge tradition but embrace the avant-garde will be on display. Based on a national search and selection process in Japan, this unique exhibition is co-curated by the famed Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in the Shiga Prefecture, Japan, and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park; it is the first presentation of its kind in the United States. Timed to coincide with the recent opening of the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Meijer Gardens, the exhibition further celebrates the vibrancy of one of the living cultural traditions of Japan. This exhibition will debut in Grand Rapids then travel to Japan in 2016.

Overview

This exhibition is a survey of work by ceramic artists working in Japan today. From the functional to the sculptural, 25 carefully selected works that acknowledge tradition but embrace the avant-garde will be on display. Based on a national search and selection process in Japan, this unique exhibition is co-curated by the famed Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in the Shiga Prefecture, Japan, and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park; it is the first presentation of its kind in the United States. Timed to coincide with the recent opening of the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Meijer Gardens, the exhibition further celebrates the vibrancy of one of the living cultural traditions of Japan. This exhibition will debut in Grand Rapids then travel to Japan in 2016.

Events

October 7, 2015 12:00 pm

Curator’s Choice

Join Laurene Grunwald as she discusses her thoughts on the pieces in the exhibition.