From the preview by Jo Lawson-Tancred:
Joan B. Mirviss will dedicate a solo show to Takahiro Kondo, whose clay vessels are decorated with his signature gintekisai, or 'silver mist', overglaze in which ink appears to swirl and pool over the surface. The latest works are a reflection on the trauma of the tsunami and nuclear disaster of 2011 in Fukushima. Mirviss, who was a co-founder of Asia Week New York in 2009, says that despite the pandemic's setbacks business in the Asian art market remains strong. "We had a shutdown in March 2020 but our show that year almost sold out and last year we sold all but four pieces, so the buying public has become comfortable with virtual acquisition," she says. "However, we're all starving for the collegiality between curators, collectors and dealers, so I'm hoping that will come back into effect in March." The return of an annual evening held at the Met should be "the first event where the Asian art-loving population can again be together. It will have great emotional impact."