From Earth and Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

March 27, 2021 - June 27, 2021

This spring the KIA organized From Earth and Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection, which illuminates some of the most cutting-edge, energetic, and original works from the Horvitz collection acquired during the last three years. This exhibition examines the breadth of new ceramic making techniques originating in Japan. In particular, From Earth and Fire is an extraordinary opportunity to highlight the shift from functional forms or decorative arts in Japanese ceramics to artworks that expand the imaginative properties of the medium. This exhibition features some of the most renowned ceramic dynasties like Kiyomizu Rokubei and Tokuda Yasokichi, to more new and emerging talents like Hitomi Hosono and Sayuri Ikake. From Earth and Fire seeks to reveal the unique cultural traditions being created in Japan today, while also arousing curiosity and further exploration into contemporary ceramic making.

Takahiro Kondo, Red Mist, 2020, ceramic. Collection of Carol and Jeffery Horvitz. (c) Kondo Takahiro. Image credit: Colleen Woolpert.

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Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund