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Shibunkaku’s Postwar Japanese Calligraphy and Painting


Kanō Hōgai (1827-1888), Design for a Clasp (detail), late 19th century, ink on paper, hanging scroll, with box authentication by Okakura Shūsui, double box, 20.2 x 31.5 cm / 135 x 49 cm (overall)

Postwar Japanese Calligraphy and Painting
March 14 – April 19, 2024
Asia Week Hours: Mar 14-15 & 18-22, 11am-6pm; Mar 16, 11am-5pm; Mar 17, 12-5pm
From Mar 18-Apr 19, Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm
Joan B Mirviss LTD 39 East 78th Street, Suite 401

Shibunkaku is pleased to present Postwar Japanese Calligraphy and Painting for this season’s Asia Week New York. The exhibit focuses on abstract paintings and works on paper of Japanese artists from the postwar period, including works by two pioneering female artists who were active in New York City during the 1950s and 60s, Miyawaki Aiko (1929-2014) and Shinoda Tōkō (1913-2021).

The gallery hope to express the variety of artistic practices in Japanese art during the postwar era, the international dialogue with artistic movements such as Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism, and challenge conventional narratives and constraints endured within a Western context. Also showcased are works by Morita Shiryū (1912-1998) and Inoue Yūichi (1916-1985), founding members of the avant-garde calligraphy collective, Bokujinkai. As a special highlight, we will display a treasured classical work by Kano Hōgai (1827-1888), one of the most influential painters of the early Meiji period, and the last of the Kano School painters.

This presentation of works in New York alongside the ceramic works of Eternal Partnership: Japanese Ceramics in Blue/White at Joan B Mirviss LTD offers a unique perspective on the ever-evolving dynamism of Japan’s artistic tradition.

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