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Contemporary Talents of Japan

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Thursday, 23 June 2016 to Saturday, 30 July 2016
Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 5:30pm

Ronin Gallery is pleased to present Japan’s brightest talents in Contemporary Talents of Japan . Featuring Keisuke Yamaguchi (OZ), the winner of the Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence Program, this exhibition presents diverse reactions to Japan’s recent earthquakes and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Across a wide range of media, this exhibition considers the wave a force that creates and destroys. It includes works by AGIC, Sarah Brayer, Horiyoshi III, Yuki Ideguchi, Tomomi Kamoshita, Nao Morigo, Yuki Nishimoto, Masato Sudo, Cyoko Tamai, and Hideo Takeda. These artists blur the distinction between tradition and innovation, from new-age nihonga and kintsugi, to ultra-modern site-specific painting and prints that resound with popular manga. This exhibition is available for viewing Monday through Thursday 11a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

In recent years, contemporary Japanese art has captured the interest of collectors worldwide. Across mediums and styles, artists are pushing limits and innovating techniques to stunning effect. Through Contemporary Talents of Japan , Ronin Gallery unites emerging and established artists working in Japan today. Our featured artist, Keisuke Yamaguchi (OZ), blends traditional techniques with thoroughly contemporary imagery, considering the power of forces unseen, both natural and human. From gods of the sea to the emotional landscapes of the human heart, he calls upon unique and subtle qualities of Japanese culture to evoke the events of March 11, 2011, and Japan’s recent earthquakes. This blurring of the traditional and the contemporary unites the artists in this exhibition.

Held in conjunction with the Ronin|Globus Artist-in-Residence Program, this exhibition seeks to stimulate cross-cultural dialogue through Japan’s vanguard of visual art. This residency program provides international airfare, housing, a tatami studio space, and inclusion in Ronin Gallery’s exhibition. As March 2016 marked the fifth anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, our theme during this inaugural year is “The Great Wave: Images to Support the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.” On May 10th, our distinguished panel of judges chose Yamaguchi’s striking paintings based on three criteria: artistic excellence, clarity of concept, and originality in interpretation of theme.

Artist ( Description ): 

AGIC, Sarah Brayer, Horiyoshi III, Yuki Ideguchi, Tomomi Kamoshita, Nao Morigo, Yuki Nishimoto, Masato Sudo, Cyoko Tamai, and Hideo Takeda

Venue ( Address ): 


425 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor

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Kuniyoshi’s Biographies of the Loyal Retainers
09/13/2018 to 10/20/2018
Contemporary Talents of Japan
06/23/2016 to 07/30/2016


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