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Dai Ichi Arts’s Ceramic Frontiers: Sodeisha & Shikokai in Post-war Japanese Art


Yamada Hikaru 山田光 (1924-2001), Juts in a Clay Plane 陶面の中の凸面, 1976, glazed ceramic, 17 1/4 x 13 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (43.9 x 34.8 x 9.9 cm)

Ceramic Frontiers: Sodeisha & Shikokai in Post-war Japanese Art
March 12–28, 2024
Asia Week Hours: Mar 14-23, 11-5pm (otherwise by appointment)
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 5:30-7:30pm
18 East 64th Street, Suite 1F

On the occasion of Asia Week New York, Dai Ichi Arts is thrilled to present the landmark exhibition Ceramic Frontiers: Sodeisha & Shikokai in Post-war Japanese Art illuminating the richness of the sculptural ceramic movements, Sodeisha and Shikokai, during the mid-20th century. This exhibit will offer a distinctive lens through which to explore “Post-war” ceramics from Japan.

Hayashi Yasuo 林康夫 (b. 1928), Seat, 1978, white englobing, biscuit firing, ceramic, H12.2 x W18.4 x D6.8 in. (H30.9 x W46.7 x D17.2 cm), with signed wood box

This exhibition unveils a curated collection of masterpieces by renowned artists integral to the Shikokai and Sodeisha canon in Japanese ceramic art history. Among the luminaries featured are Hayashi Yasuo, Suzuki Osamu, Kumakura Junkichi, Yagi Kazuo, Yamada Hikaru, Fujimoto Yoshimichi, and other influential figures that defined this pivotal period in Japanese ceramic art. Exhibition catalog features new essays by Kazuko Todate (Art Critic/Member of the International Academy of Ceramics & former a chief curator of Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Japan) & Daniel McOwan (Scholar and Curator of Japanese Art).

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