What's Happening in Asian Art...

New Exhibition at HK Art & Antiques LLC

November 9, 2021

Wonsook Kim, Shadow a bird, 2010, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. (76 x 101 cm.)

Dreams of Nature
November 11-30, 2021

The November exhibition will include paintings by Woonsook Kim and ceramics by Geejo Lee, who are both Korean artists.

Wonsook Kim creates story-based figurative paintings that are poetic and ethereal in their fluid execution and mythical subject matter. She accepts that calligraphy has a clear influence on her work because she grew up surrounded by images of this type. Kim’s artworks are the result of her lifetime experiences in Korea and the United States. The highlight among her recent paintings is "Walking the Dryland III” from the series "The Wilderness" (Gwang-ya) paintings.

Geejo Lee, Moon Jar, 2020, White porcelain, 19 1/8 in. (48 cm.) high

Geejo Lee was born in Jeju Island. He received both his BA and MA from Seoul National University. In his pieces, Lee is fully absorbed with interpreting the unique aesthetics of Joseon white porcelain. The moon jar, dated 2020, is one of the best works from his series of moon jars.

Onishi Gallery at Salon Art + Design

November 5, 2021

Sako Ryuhei (b. 1976), Mokume-gane Uchidashi Vase 02, 2020, silver, copper, shakudo, shibuichi and kuromido, h. 7 x dia. 5 1/8 in. (18 x 13.1 cm)

Onishi Gallery is proud to present The Eternal Beauty of Metal at Salon Art + Design, at the Park Avenue Armory from November 11th through the 15th. Onishi Gallery is the only gallery in the United States representing contemporary Japanese metalwork artists and strives to foster a market for this art form outside of Japan.

Featuring room vignettes, the Gallery’s exhibition demonstrates the way in which Japanese art and design fits in the American home, merging Japanese sensibility with a Western contemporary lifestyle. The artists in the Salon Art + Design exhibition include Living National Treasures Osumi Yukie, Nakagawa Mamoru, Tamagawa Norio, Taguchi Toshichika, as well as leading metal artists from Japan, Miyata Ryohei, Sako Ryuhei, Iede Takahiro, Hata Shunsai. Onishi Gallery’s booth is curated by New York City design connoisseur and curator Dr. Daniella Ohad. The space, furnished with a combination of pieces of modern and contemporary furniture, acts as a backdrop for the collection of Japanese contemporary metalwork, which transforms and enhances the soul of the interior.

Select metalwork artists will be among those featured in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s current exhibit: Japan: A History of Style.

Currently on view at Joan B Mirviss LTD
Kawase Shinobu
Mastery of Celadon

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.

Contact director@mirviss.com for more information.

Click here to register for Mastery of Celadon: An Artist's Talk with Kawase Shinobu
Wednesday, November 10 at 5pm EST

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Talk by Kendall Brown

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 morikamimembers@pbcgov.org.

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.

To register, click here.

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. at the
Annual Delaware Antiques Show 2021
November 5-7

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.

November 5-7
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.

Paul Binnie Prints on View at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

Songtsam Linka Bome—a Year-round Retreat

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

Pacific Trade Auction at Doyle
Wednesday, November 3 at 10 am

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.

For more information, click here.

Artist's Talk: Sui Park at Korea Society

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.

Currently on View at the Charles B. Wang Center

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.

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