Splitting the Air / Fendre L'Air: Art of Bamboo in Japan

Author:   Stephane Martin
Publisher:   Editions Skira Paris
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9782370741066


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
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Splitting the Air / Fendre L'Air: Art of Bamboo in Japan


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Japanese bamboo baskets have a very long history. Until the 16th century, they were primarily utilitarian and rustic items. Those with an aesthetic value were imported from China. Mirror of the Confucian values, they displayed perfectly symmetrical shapes and a surprisingly regular weaving. The turning point came from the codification of the tea ceremony in the 16th century. Due to their extreme refinement, the Japanese bamboo vases ( hanakago ), containing floral arrangements (ikebana) are elevated to the rank of works of art. The masters of the golden era, founders of this art, constituted in dynasties, established a special relationship between the artist and the patron. But one artist will be particularly honored, Iizuka Rokansai (1890-1958), called the Picasso of the basket with his forty pieces. The post-war period is crucial in the diffusion of this art across the world, especially in the USA, in private collections or museums. This resulted in the use of new shapes by contemporary artists, but also in attempts at blending bamboo with new materials. The main question is then about the artistic status of contemporary or modern artists whose work requires great technical and artisanal skills. Inspired by classical formalism, which vocabulary was set up thoroughly by Iizuka Rokansai, the baskets of young contemporary artists are now becoming sculptures. Devoid of any function, they open up a unique artistic field.

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Author:   Stephane Martin
Publisher:   Editions Skira Paris
Imprint:   Editions Skira Paris
Weight:   1.480kg
ISBN:  

9782370741066


ISBN 10:   2370741066
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Stephane Martin - president of the Musee du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, co-curator of the exhibition. Philippe Boudin - Mingei Arts Gallery, co-curator of the exhibition. Masanori Moroyama - National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Andreas Marks - director of the Clark Center for Japanese Art. Shinya Maezaki - professor at Kyoto Women's University. Satomi Suzuki - curator at Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts. Maiko Takenobu - Mingei Arts Gallery.

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