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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SoCal| Curatorial Perspective: KESHIKI The Landscape Within Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Start Date: 4/23/2019 6:30 PM PDT
End Date: 4/23/2019 8:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles

6801 Hollywood Blvd. Level 2
Hollywood & Highland Center
Los Angeles, CA  United States  90028

Organization Name: ArtTable

ArtTable SoCal
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735

Members | $10
Guests | $15


Join ArtTable SoCal for a curator-led walkthrough of KESHIKI: The Landscape Within Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Brodfuehrer Collection with Hollis Goodall, Curator of Japanese Art at LACMA.

On view at JAPAN HOUSE, a recently opened space showcasing Japanese art and culture, this exceptional collection of exquisite ceramics offers a range of natural imperfections that emerge on vessels during the firing process. The pools of glaze, scorch markings, cracks and indentations are referred to as the keshiki ('landscapes”) of a piece, and since the 16th century have been celebrated for adding beauty, depth and value to stylistically and technically diverse work created across Japan.  

Southern California collector Gordon Brodfeuhrer became enthralled with keshiki, while visiting a show of contemporary Japanese ceramics curated by Hollis Goodall at LACMA in 2006. As a complement to Brodfeuhrer's collection, Goodall has selected a series of nature-themed photographs by ceramics dealer and photographer Taijiro Ito, a friend of Brodfeuhrer's who has traveled with him on collecting trips throughout Japan. 

For more detailed information on the exhibition:

JAPAN HOUSE is an innovative, worldwide project with three hubs - London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo - conceived by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The initiative seeks to nurture a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japan in the international community. Located in the heart of Hollywood, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles serves to showcase the best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, technology, and more, offering a rich experience that intrigues the five senses. For more information, please visit: japanhouse.jp/losangeles

Parking with validation at Hollywood & Highland underground lot with entrances on Orange Ave and Highland Ave:

The Inn Ann restaurant, serving authentic Japanese cuisine by Chef Mori Onodera, offers dining options for those who wish to indulge following the program. For more information and reservations: 

Thank you to Hollis Goodall, Curator of Japanese Art, LACMA and Susan Power, Co-Chair ArtTable SoCal

Image: Oversized Sculpted Platter (Detail), Oribe-ware, Shigemasa Higashida (b. 1955) Tokyo, Kanto
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