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Fashioning Traditions of Japan

Event Type
Exhibition
Sponsor
Sponsored by Krannert Art Museum
Location
KAM Asian Gallery
Date
Feb 24, 2013   2:00 - 5:00 pm  
Cost
Free
E-Mail
kam@illinois.edu
Phone
217.333.1861
Views
370
Originating Calendar
Krannert Art Museum Calendar

The word “tradition” denotes something that is handed down from the past; it generally implies changelessness and venerability. Nonetheless, the artistic traditions of Japan that are highlighted in this exhibition show another side of things that have been transmitted from the past—that is, their inherent instability. The series of displays in this installation demonstrate, for instance, how Japanese artists appropriated iconographical motifs from China and how U.S. artists fashioned images of old Japan. The question, what is authentic? lingers throughout this installation of indigo-dyed textiles and ceramics.

Guest Curator: Anne Burkus-Chasson

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