What's Happening in Asian Art...
November 4, 2021
After a half century in the field, Kawase Shinobu is regarded as Japan’s most outstanding artist working within the ancient tradition of celadon.
In this latest dazzling body of work, Kawase moves beyond Song Dynasty models and showcases his brilliance on the wheel, paired with an unrivaled command of celadon glazes in a range of luscious and delightfully surprising colors. Having represented Kawase for decades, Joan B Mirviss LTD is thrilled to present over thirty works that irrefutably declare his mastery of celadon.
Known as seiji-sensei or "Master of Celadon" in Japan, and with a comparably devoted international following, Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950) stands apart as an artist honoring the historic precedents of celadon while pushing its limits beyond any other living artist in the medium. He has captivated a worldwide audience with his successful fusion of contemporary forms and ancient techniques in precise, jewel-like vessels astounding to behold.
His works are in the permanent collections of more than twenty major Western museums across the globe, including: the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; St. Louis Art Museum, MO; Royal Ontario Museum, Canada; and the British Museum, UK. He was the youngest recipient of the prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Award and won their Gold Prize lifetime achievement award in 2014.
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Click here to register for Mastery of Celadon: An Artist's Talk with Kawase Shinobu
Wednesday, November 10 at 5pm EST
November 2, 2021
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, FL
Humanized Naturalism: Japanese Gardens as Therapeutic Spaces
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Talk by Kendall Brown
Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: 7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm
Cost: $5 (FREE for Members)
Location: Morikami Theater - Virtual Lecture
Advance ticket purchase required.
Limited tickets for Members, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Join us for a live virtual lecture in our theater!
Explore how recent developments in Japanese gardens across North America realign them with some of the core values of gardens in Japan. The talk highlights a variety of new practices in gardens as well as new designs and even locations for Japanese-style gardens.
Kendall Brown is Professor of Asian Art History at California State University Long Beach. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University and an MA from UC Berkeley. He publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art as well as on Japanese-style gardens in North America. He was a co-founder and past president of the North American Japanese Garden Association, and is the author of three books on American Japanese gardens.
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November 1, 2021
Rare Chinese Sancai/ Famille Verte Porcelain Garden Seat, Kangxi period, ca: late 17th century, decorated with horses leaping over swirling waves, and with additional Precious Things. Height: 13 ½ inches (34.5 cm.) Ex: Private New York Collection
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. is exhibiting in the Annual Delaware Antiques Show 2021 in person. Featuring the finest offerings from more than 60 distinguished dealers, the Delaware Antiques Show highlights the best of American antiques and decorative arts.
Hours: 11 AM- 6 PM (5 PM on Sunday)
Preview Party and Viewing:
Thursday November 4, 6-9 PM
For more information, please click here.
October 29, 2021
For those of you who haven't been able to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York recently, we are very pleased to share that works from artist and collector Paul Binnie's completed series, A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo are on view until December 5th in the Japanese Galleries as part of the third rotation of the current exhibition, Japan: A History of Style. The prints are brilliantly displayed side-by-side with stunning examples of ukiyo-e masterpieces that inspired Binnie's compositions—in a way that very few museums would have the ability to do. The complete edition was acquired from Scholten Japanese Art by the Department of Asian Art at the MET thanks to the enthusiasm of John T. Carpenter (the Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art) who spotted the prints in their 2017 exhibition: The Body Illustrated: Woodblock Prints, Paintings & Drawings by Paul Binnie.
October 28, 2021
Songtsam is Asia Week New York's 2021 Presenting Sponsor. Learn more about another one of their stunning retreats below!
Songtsam Linka Bome, one of thirteen Songstam Hotels, Resorts and Tours properties, is located in Bome, in the Linzhi Area, known as the “Jiangnan” of Tibet. At the intersection of the Purlung Tsangpo and Yigung Tsangpo rivers, Bome lies in the neighbouring area between the Himalaya and Nyenchen Tanglha mountain range of east Tibet. Also known as the “Switzerland of Tibet,” Bome is a paradise with the weather being warm in the winter and cool in summer. The area features snow-capped mountain ranges, primeval forests, stunning rivers, holy lakes, and splendid glaciers. This incredibly picturesque location is beautiful in all seasons. Because of the mild climate and abundant water, the region is the main source of food and vegetable production in Tibet.
The hotel was built to be in harmony with its surroundings, and the design of the building complex resembles a small village that is integrated into the mountain forest. All the rooms display a unique combination of modern and traditional Tibetan aesthetics and have wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. They are elegantly decorated with wooden floors, handmade wooden furniture, and handcrafted copperware, which create a cozy and pleasant atmosphere.
For more information about Songtsam visit: www.songtsam.com/en/about
October 28, 2021
Chinese export enameled porcelain charger, Property from the Hallenbeck Family Collection, estimate $2,000-4,000
Doyle will hold the second auction in the sale category of Pacific Trade on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10am.
The upcoming auction will showcase a range of property from prominent estates and distinguished collections, including Chinese export porcelain, paintings, furniture and decorative art, Japanese and Southeast Asian art and much more. Highlights include a Chinese export enameled porcelain punch bowl, from the Hallenbeck Family Collection (estimate $7,000-10,000), and a rare set of twelve China Trade ornithological paintings (estimate $8,000-12,000).
A Walkabout with the Specialist
Join us as Specialist Rich Cervantes leads us on a preview tour of the exhibition on Friday, October 29 at 10am livestreamed on Instagram @doylenewyork.
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October 27, 2021
Tuesday, November 2 at 5pm
"I weave and connect traces and tracks of subtle changes into organic forms. The organic forms are made with mass-produced industrial materials, in particular, Monofilament and cable ties. They are non–durable, disposable, trivial, inexpensive and easily consumed materials. But, when I weave and connect them, they are transformed into organic visualizations." - Sui Park
Sui Park creates 3-dimensional organic forms using industrial materials. The abstract forms resemble transitions and transformations in nature, yet they also capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories, and expectations.
One of the three artists featured in Interlacement: A Group Exhibition at The Korea Society, Park discusses her art and career.
October 27, 2021
Again by Seongmin Ahn
on view until May 31, 2022
Charles B. Wang Center Main Lobby
Again is a typographical mural by Brooklyn-based artist Seongmin Ahn, expressing her manifesto of overcoming the global COVID-19 pandemic. The mural is a cross-cultural exchange and community bonds, and it incorporates both Eastern and Western styles, motifs, ornaments, and symbols. The ornamented images celebrates "the beginning of a prosperous future again" in various languages, including Korean, English, Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi.
The mural has been installed in various communities in New York City, including the neighborhood of Corona, Queens, an area that was hit hard by COVID-19.
October 22, 2021
Ali Banisadr, We Haven't Landed on Earth Yet, 2012. Oil on linen. H. 82 x W. 120 in. (208.3 x 304.8 cm). Mohammed Afkhami Foundation. Photograph courtesy of Mohammed Afkhami Foundation
Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians — The Mohammed Afkhami Collection
September 10th, 2021 - May 8th, 2022
Admission is by timed ticketing only
Asia Society Museum presents Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection, an exhibition of works by more than 20 Iranian-born artists and one German-born artist, reflecting a dynamic and thriving contemporary arts scene. The exhibition, illuminating the multifaceted experiences and identities of artists spanning three generations who are working inside and outside of Iran, probes subjects such as gender identity, war and peace, politics and religion, and spirituality.
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Interlacement: a Group Exhibition
September 30, 2021 - January 28, 2022
Open by appointment only
Sui Park, Flow, 2015-2021, Courtesy of Korea Society
In this group exhibition, three artists challenge and redefine the conventional idea of fiber and textile art by employing already-established techniques of weaving, embroidery, and assemblage with new materials and creating and inventing new forms. Featuring the work of Woomin Kim, Sui Park, and Jayoung Yoon.
Woomin Kim examines the active materiality of daily objects and urban landscapes through her textile and sculptural projects. Sui Park’s 3-dimensional organic forms are composed of industrial materials that resemble transitions and transformations in nature; they capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories, and expectations. Jayoung Yoon weaves strands of her own hair into forms to create intricate sculptures that resemble fine nets or webs, giving her works a delicate transparency and evoking a feeling of intimacy and envelopment.
Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the gallery is open only by appointment. For more information, please click here.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Companions in Solitude: Reclusion and Communion in Chinese Art
July 31, 2021 - August 14, 2022
Rotation one: July 31, 2021-January 9, 2022
Rotation two: January 30, 2021-August 14, 2022
Summer retreat in the eastern grove, calligraphy datable to 1512, Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), handscroll, ink on paper, courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
This exhibition will explore the twin themes of solitude and togetherness in Chinese art. For more than two thousand years, reclusion—removing oneself from society—has been presented as the ideal condition for mental cultivation and transcending worldly troubles. At the same time, communion with like-minded people has been celebrated as essential to the human experience. This choice, to be alone or to be together, has been central to the lives of thinkers and artists, and Chinese art abounds with images of figures who pursued both paths—as well as those who wove them together in complex and surprising ways. Companions in Solitude, presented in two rotations, will bring together more than 120 works of painting, calligraphy, and decorative arts that illuminate this choice—depictions of why and how people have sought space from the world or attempted to bridge the divide between themselves and others. In the wake of 2020, a year that has isolated us physically but connected us virtually in unprecedented ways, this exploration of premodern Chinese reclusion and communion will invite meditation on the fracture and facture of human connection in our own time.
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Tibet House US
Transforming Minds: Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche and Friends
Photographs by Allen Ginsberg 1989–1997
September 21, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Free with reservation of timed ticket
Photograph courtesy of Tibet House US
Tibet House US is delighted to partner with The Allen Ginsberg Estate and Jewel Heart International on an exhibition of unique images by the celebrated visionary and poet Allen Ginsberg. This extraordinary selection of images focuses on Allen's Tibetan Buddhist teacher and friend, the renowned Tibetan Buddhist master, Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche (1938-2017), and his friends and students.
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October 21, 2021
A raja receives two courtiers by night, possibly from the ‘Small Guler’ Bhagavata Purana series, attributed to the Guler artist Manaku and his family, c. 1740-50, Opaque pigments and gold on paper, 17.8 × 28.2 cm, including a narrow orange border, Inscribed in Devanagari on the verso (wrongly): 3 Raga Hindola; Provenance: Ludwig Habighorst collection
October 18 - November 27, 2021
To view the online catalogue, click here
The exhibition is on view Monday-Friday 10am - 5pm
at Francesca Galloway,1st Floor, 31 Dover Street - London W1S 4ND