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Hamada Shōji (1894-1978), Very large bowl with nuka (rice-husk) white glaze ground with ladle-poured iron-glazed black trailing design, ca. 1950s

Hamada Shōji (1894-1978), Very large bowl with nuka (rice-husk) white glaze ground with ladle-poured iron-glazed black trailing design, ca. 1950s

Zoom Gallery Talks: Winter/Spring 2024

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 5pm ET
Art of the People: Exploring the Mingei Film Archive

Perhaps one of the best-known aspects of Japanese ceramics in the West remains the Mingei folk art movement and its leading proponents, Hamada Shōji and Bernard Leach. Because of their advocacy and publicly facing roles, aided greatly by the medium of film, the timeless qualities of Mingei have figured prominently in the perception of Japanese art in the West throughout the twentieth century. For this unique ZOOM Gallery Talk, filmmaker Marty Gross shares with us his extraordinary mission to restore, record, preserve, and archive the films of and about Mingei from the early twentieth century in his project, Mingei Film Archive. He will share with us rare footage of prewar Japan and of pottery production in centers such as Tamba and Mashiko. As a potter himself, Marty Gross shares with us how the Mingei Film Archive developed and how his personal journey merged his two great artistic interests to create this remarkable and irreplaceable resource for ceramics and for Japanese art lovers.

Marty Gross, filmmaker and founder of Mingei Film Archive, based in Toronto, Canada
moderated by Joan Mirviss

To register for this event, please click here. An invitation link will be automatically emailed to you upon registration. 


Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 5pm ET  
Kondo Takahiro: The Thinking Hand 
in conjunction with Porcelains in the Mist: The Kondo Family of Ceramicists at the Brooklyn Museum
hosted by Asia Week New York

Asia Week New York will host a webinar celebrating one of Japan’s most admired ceramists, whose work is featured in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition, Porcelains in the Mist. Kondo’s forebears specialized in wheel-thrown vessels with painted decoration, but he has pushed the limits of the ceramic medium to create art of broader significance.

Panelists will trace Kondo’s career, explain the thinking behind the Brooklyn display, discuss the haunting Reduction body sculptures, and set his work in global context. Speaking live from Kyoto, Kondo will introduce his recent projects. The webinar will conclude with a dialogue between the artist and catalogue author Joe Earle.

Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian based in New York and London.
Joan Cummins has served as Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum since 2007.
Xiaojin Wu currently serves as the Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Kondo Takahiro, artist.
Moderated by Joe Earle, former chief curator of Asian art departments in museums in London and Boston, who over the last 40 years has presented numerous exhibitions of Japanese ceramics.

A recording of this webinar will be available on the Asia Week New York website shortly. 



To view our previous Zoom talks, please visit the VIDEO section of the website. 

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