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Onishi Gallery’s Upcoming Talk and Closing Reception


Installation view, KOGEI and Art, Onishi Gallery; Photo by Tymel Young

KOGEI: Japanese Design and Craft with Daniella Ohad, Ph.D
Thursday, May 16, 2024
Closing Reception: 6-8pm
Gallery Talk: 6:30-7pm
521 West 26th Street, NYC

Onishi Gallery is pleased to celebrate the official launch of KOGEI USA, an American nonprofit organization whose aim is to raise awareness of Japanese traditional arts outside Japan, at their NYC gallery.  At this reception, they will welcome Daniella Ohad PhD, Design Historian and Connoisseur, to give a talk on the subject of KOGEI: Japanese Design and Craft.

Originally coined to translate the word “craft,” today the term KOGEI has a higher significance, denoting works that, even at their most innovative, use materials and methods that have stood the test of time and reflect an unrivaled dedication to technical perfection and refinement, from generation to generation over many centuries.

With official links to sister organizations in Japan and endorsement from several “Living National Treasures,” KOGEI USA will build a nationwide collaborative network of museums and galleries, with its focus on emerging and mid-career artists. KOGEI USA will mount exhibitions, facilitate gifts of art to leading international museums, and sponsor artist workshops and other outreach programs, with the support of the Government of Japan.

To RSVP to the talk and reception, click here.

To learn more about the exhibition and KOGEI USA, click here.

Asia Week New York Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 2091, New York, NY 10021

2024 Presenting Sponsor

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