Landscape By Kano Motonobu (1476-1559), Muromachi period, 16th century, Japan, hanging scroll, ink on paper, courtesy of Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Arts
In their exhibition, Kokon Biannual – Spring 2021, Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Arts, at 17 East 71st Street, focuses on the varied uses of a single medium–monochrome ink, whether in paintings and screens, the wooden core of a hand-held drum or ceramics.
A few blocks away at Zetterquist Galleries at 3 East 66th Street, Suite 2B, in Ceramics and Works of Art from China, Japan and Korea, the selection on view is more comprehensive geographically and in terms of type than the usual concentration on ceramics.
Large Longquan Celadon Phoenix Tail (Yen Yen) Vase, Yuan Dynasty, 1279 – 1368, China, courtesy of Zetterquist Galleries
New exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Japan: A History of Style
This exhibition celebrates how gifts and acquisitions of the last decade have transformed The Met’s ability to narrate the story of Japanese art. Highlights include the debut of a spectacular group of contemporary metalwork by Living National Treasures and emerging artists.