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In Next Month – November 2018

This month we have a Japan focus in the newspaper and explore Japonismes 2018, a season of Japanese art created to celebrate the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Japan, including Kyoto Treasures, three centuries of Rinpa Art, Jomon culture, and Meiji, Splendours of Imperial Japan, and the distinctive art of bamboo sculpture and wares.

In Japan, we have an interview with the artist Kenji Wakasugi and look at Edo paintings at the Idemitsu Museum in Tokyo. The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji in Kyoto: masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei is also in Tokyo.

Rossella Manegazzo discusses her new book Lost Japan: The Photographs of Felice Beato and the School of Yokohama (1860-1890)

And we look at the wealth of Japanese exhibitions on show this autumn, including Japanese photography at the Sackler Gallery in Washington DC, Marie Antoinette’s Japanese lacquer in Los Angeles, the Zen Masters in New Orleans, Surimono in Oxford, Japanse prints in Bristol, including prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige’s landscapes, plus in London SOAS is exploring Ainu culture in photographs.

In Vienna they are exploring Japonism and Europe’s fascination with the country from the 1860s through the works of Monet, Van Gogh, and Klimt. Japanism is also the subject of an exhibition at the Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Elsewhere in the issue …

Performing Tibetan Identities: Photographic Portraits by Nyema Droma in Oxford and Boundless: Contemporary Artists at Home and Abroad at BAMPFA, Berkeley

Interview with the artist Qiu Zhijie

Korean modern ceramics