On Exhibit: Masters of Bamboo


If you happen to live or plan to visit San Francisco between now and May 6, you may want to check out the Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture in the Cotsen Collection at the Asian Art Museum. Bamboo has become the veritable wonder material of the fashion and interior design worlds, appearing in everything from clothing to furniture, dinnerware, to paper to skateboards. The Masters of Bamboo exhibit showcases some of the most breathtaking woven expressions ever created in bamboo.

The exhibition features one artwork each by 76 bamboo artists representing most of the major lineages in the three key geographic regions—Western Japan, Eastern Japan, and Kyushu—over the past 150 years. Many of the artworks in the exhibition are on view publicly for the first time.

Each piece is hand produced by a single artisan. The pieces represent a deep tradition of decorative arts from the 19th century to today.

I’m definitely planning a trip to see this magical collection. You can also purchase the exhibition catalog through the museum here.

Via ArtKnowledge News


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