"Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design" Exhibition

Museum of Arts & Design

poster for "Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design" Exhibition

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In Japan, beauty can be found in objects from the most refined to the most humble, often with standards very different from those in the Western world. Drawn largely from the MAD collection, "Beauty in All Things" features contemporary Japanese artists and designers who create innovative works within these ideals of beauty. Some push traditional techniques and materials in new directions, and others experiment with new technologies and materials within the context of historical practice.

In this exhibition, specific works are highlighted that exemplify Japanese concepts of beauty, including shizen, wabi sabi, and datsuzoku.

The term shizen implies a reverence for the beauty found in nature, a recurring theme in Japanese art.

[Image: Kyohei Fujita "Untitled (Box)" (1995) glass, silver, gold leaf, silver leaf 5.5 x 4.75 x 4.75 in.]


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