Tradition and modernity, flux and form, ephemeral and eternal, two opposing faces of the same element: the Japanese aesthetic, or the art of the coexistence of opposites. Presented at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, this exhibition will mark the opening of Japonismes 2018, designed by the commissariat of Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Contemporary Museum of Art in Tokyo. It will unveil the soul of the Japanese aesthetic through a journey interspersed with traditional works and contemporary creations. What better way to illustrate the harmony that transcends artistic mediums and epochs, and to incarnate the vitality specific to the Japanese aesthetic than presenting a Jômon pottery from several thousand years B.C. next to a dress sculpted by the young creator of the Anrealage label, inspired by said pottery? Through a large array of new works (painting, installation, photography, fashion, sculpture, etc.) and using themes illustrating a multiplicity of concepts (primitivism, hybridization, minimalism, alchemy, philosophy of lightness, renaissance, etc.), the FUKAMI exhibition will embody the Japanese aesthetic, which unites tradition and modernity with a new perspective.
ORGANISATION : JAPAN FOUNDATION
Original concept: Masahiko Tsugawa, president of the Japonismes 2018 committee
Curator: Yuko Hasegawa, artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary art of Tokyo and teacher at the University of arts of Tokyo
With the support from Canon Marketing Japan Inc., JAPAN AIRLINES
This exhibition will inaugurate Japonismes 2018, the cultural season around Japan that will take place in Paris and others cities of France from July 12th to February 2019