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Zoom into our next Webinar Kondō Takahiro: The Thinking Hand


Kondō Takahiro in his studio, Yamashina, Kyoto (2017); Credit: Kondō Takahiro

Zoom Webinar
Kondō Takahiro: The Thinking Hand
Tuesday, February 20 at 5pm EST

Asia Week New York is pleased to present our upcoming webinar celebrating one of Japan’s most admired ceramists, Kondō Takahiro, whose work is featured in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition Porcelains in the Mist.  Kondō’s forebears specialized in wheel-thrown vessels with painted decoration, but he has pushed the limits of the ceramic medium to create art of broader significance.

Our panel of curators and historians will trace Kondō’s career, explain the thinking behind the Brooklyn display, discuss the haunting Reduction body sculptures, and set his work in a global context. Speaking live from Kyoto, Kondō will introduce his recent projects. The webinar will conclude with a dialogue between the artist and catalogue author Joe Earle.


Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian based in New York and London.
Joan Cummins has served as Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum since 2007.
Xiaojin Wu currently serves as the Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Kondō Takahiro, artist.

Moderated by Joe Earle, former chief curator of Asian art departments in museums in London and Boston, who over the last 40 years has presented numerous exhibitions of Japanese ceramics.

Register here to join this free event.