JAPAN IN BLACK AND WHITE: INK AND CLAY
Joan B Mirviss, 15 to 22 March
Joan Mirviss has collaborated with the Tokyo-based Shibuya Kurodatoen Co. Ltd to present Japan in Black and White: Ink and Clay. Accompanying essayist Joe Earle explains that the conscious rejection of colour in ceramic is a sociopolitical departure from the traditional and ultimately functional aesthetic, instead representing an interpretive, minimal evocation of water (black) and metal (white). Two of the six highlighted ceramic artists were born post-1950, enhancing the contemporary feel of the exhibition that allows the Western collector a sense of newfound discovery. The exhibition is augmented by paintings of the Edo period, in conjunction with The Flowering of Edo Period Paintings: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection, which opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 1 February.