"New Directions: Contemporary Art from Japan and Vietnam" Exhibition

Tenri Cultural Institute

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Judith Hughes Day and Allison Tolman present NEW DIRECTIONS, an exhibition contrasting the contemporary art of two vibrant and creative Asian countries: Japan and Vietnam. For both, the traditions of the past exert great impact on the work of the present--through mediums, motifs, and cultural significance.

Seven Vietnamese artists' work will be exhibited in NEW DIRECTIONS: Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Hong Viet Dung, Le Quoc Viet, Nguyen Bach Dan, Nguyen Quang Huy, Phan Cam Thuong, and Trinh Quoc Chien. They are among their country's most innovative and respected artists working in a wide range of styles and mediums, each absorbing Vietnam's traditions while pushing into NEW DIRECTIONS.

To compliment a selection of contemporary Japanese works on paper, new creations by Masaki Takizawa who has been experimenting with the lacquer process kara nuri will be highlighted. Takizawa's mission is to experiment with traditional techniques in his contemporary art. NEW DIRECTIONS will feature a number of his sculptures in addition to his paper works.



from September 18, 2012 to September 29, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-09-21 from 18:00 to 20:00

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