Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics March 11, 2017

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Renowned artist and art collector, curator, and gallerist Murakami Takashi is a man of many faces. “Murakami Takashi’s Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics” showcased over 1,800 works by 28 artists, all collected by Murakami himself. From the chanoyu tea ceremony of Rikyu to the more recent mingei folk art movement of Yanagi Soetsu, and from the ceramics of swanky department store galleries to those of littleknown craft fairs, Murakami’s unique relationship with pottery was laid bare for the audience in a journey into the history of ceramics that uncovered the value of Japanese ceramics, and the current state of aesthetics. The exhibition was also an important one for Towada Art Center as a museum that strives to showcase contemporary art in a broader, more inclusive context that interprets contemporary crafts as significant examples of art. *Main photo image: Mikiya Takimoto OFFICIAL WEBSITE [Artist] Takashi Murakami [Basic Information] Period: March 11 - May 28, 2017 Venue: Towada Art Center