12 Sep Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper Exhibit at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
DELRAY BEACH, FL – Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is pleased to announce its new exhibit, Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper, which will be on view to the public from November 5, 2022, through April 2, 2023.
Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper is a traveling exhibit curated by Los Angeles-based historian of Japanese art, Meher McArthur, which features over 30 highly textured two-dimensional works, expressive sculptures, and dramatic installations that explore the astonishing potential of this traditional medium.
In this exhibition, nine Japanese artists embrace the seemingly infinite possibilities of washi (Japanese paper), underscoring the unique stature this ancient art form has earned in the realm of international contemporary art. For more than one thousand years, Japan has produced some of the world’s finest paper. The breathtaking creativity of these artistic visionaries deepens our understanding of how the past informs the present, and how it can build lasting cultural bridges out of something as seemingly simple and ephemeral as paper.
Washi Transformed spotlights work by nine contemporary Japanese artists, including Aoyama Hina, Horiki Eriko, Ibe Kyoko, Ikezaki Yoshio, Ishii Kakuko, Kimura Yuko, Nishimura Yuko, Tanaka Takaaki, and Yoshida Ayomi.
“These nine contemporary Japanese artists are revisiting their nation’s traditional material and elevating it into a medium for expressive and often spectacular works of art,” said McArthur.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. For more information, call (561) 495-0233 or visit morikami.org.
About Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida since its opening in 1977. Morikami invites guests to discover South Florida’s heritage and its connection with Japan and explore a series of six diverse gardens inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. Experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through world-class exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, world-class bonsai display, Pan-Asian cuisine and a distinctive Museum Store. For more information, visit morikami.org.
About International Arts & Artists
Located in Washington, DC, International Arts & Artists is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally, through exhibitions, programs and services to artists, arts institutions and the public. For more information, visit artsandartists.org.