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Exhibition features Japanese pottery

Update: November, 10/2016 - 16:24
A blue pop-art bowl of Japanese ceramic artist Masamitsu Shibata on display at the exhibit. Photo japanpotterynet.com
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HÀ NỘI — A travelling exhibition featuring Japanese pottery will be held at the Việt Nam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hà Nội from November 18.

The event titled “Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns” will run until December 4 at the museum located on 66 Nguyễn Thái Học Street.

It is organised by the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Việt Nam.

The show introduces the works of a total of 35 artists active in seven major traditional kiln sites in Japan. They differ in orientation, including some who carry on a long tradition of pottery production while pursuing ever-richer standards in their craft and others who seek to create individualistic works exploring new forms.

Japan has traditionally produced a large amount of ceramic works. The exhibition introduces outstanding works by young artists who are carrying on the kiln tradition in areas with distinctive styles, such as Arita, Karatsu, Hagi and Bizen, as well as Kyoto, Kutani, Seto, Mino and Mashiko.

All the artists show immense potential and will be leaders of the next generation of ceramic art in Japan.

The theme of the exhibition this time focuses on "vessels", endeavoring to show how ceramic artists understand the function of vessels, making it easier to understand the present and the future of Japanese pottery.

Previously, this exhibition was held in HCM City in October and in other countries, including Brazil, New Zealand, Uruguay and Argentina. VNS

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