Japan Foundation highlights sixteen artists in exhibition
Tanagokoro introduces sixteen Japanese artists trained in traditional craft-making techniques yet committed to engaging contemporary issues and concerns. Please join us for this special exhibition as we reopen the Japan Foundation Los Angeles’ gallery space.
Tanagokoro references matters that virtually fit in the palm of one’s hand. As in Yasunari Kawabata’s book, Palm-of-the-Hand stories, the narratives are concise and portable, yet imbued with characteristic depth. The skills involved in handling tools highlight the premium placed on manual dexterity in Japanese culture. The centuries long investment in craft as the primary vehicle for the expression of aesthetic and spiritual values in Japan registers across the board in traditional folk, commercial and classical arts, from silk weaving to street fashion and anime.
The exhibition is open through May 28. The Japan Foundation is open Monday through Saturday noon to 6 p.m. The foundation will be closed on April 29 and 30. It is located at 5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100.
This exhibition is curated by Kio Griffith and organized by the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. More information can be found jflalc.org/index.