Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Takashi Murakami returns to curate at Blum & Poe

Takashi Murakami is becoming one of the most passionate collectors of contemporary ceramic art today. When we say that, we’re not just limiting him to his home country of Japan. This is his second show as curator with Blum & Poe galleries. We covered the first in Los Angeles last October. He returns to B&P’s New York City gallery with Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, and Otani Workshop 

This display of ceramics is an illumination of age-old traditions being expanded into the 21st century. Informed by and in conceptual counter to elements of contemporary pop culture, mass production and mass consumption, Kazunori Hamana for example, creates large ceramic vessels without immediately perceivable use, working without tools and without haste. Many of the works in the exhibition by these three young artists have never been seen before in the United States. -Full CFile article here