Art Gallery of South Australia & Dai Ichi Arts

AGSA will be featuring sculptural works acquired from Dai Ichi Arts in an upcoming Exhibition
February 2, 2022
Art Gallery of South Australia & Dai Ichi Arts

We are delighted to see that the Art Gallery of South Australia will be featuring sculptural works of art from Dai Ichi Arts' collection for an upcoming exhibition Pure Form: Japanese sculptural ceramics. The exhibit will showcase several artworks acquired from our collection by by Miyashita Zenji, Matsutani Fumio, & more. The exhibition will be shown from May 21-November 6, 2022. If you are in Adelaide, please give them a visit and see the objects!


"A daring ceramic movement emerged in Japan in the aftermath of the Second World War. At a time when past certainties were being challenged, the avant-garde group Sōdeisha (the primordially named Crawling through Mud Association) began to create abstract sculptural forms – jettisoning the tradition of functionality and minimalism familiar in Japanese ceramic objects.

The result was a world-leading shift in ceramic expression, positioning contemporary Japanese works at the forefront of international modernism. Furthermore this period fostered the emergence of female ceramicists as a creative force.

Pure Form reveals the innovative richness and diversity of sculptural ceramics created in Japan from the 1950s to the present, in what is today one of the most dynamic ceramic cultures in the world."


For more information about the upcoming exhibition, click here

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