Kintsugi : Memory of a Moment [group]

Denchu Hirakushi House & Atelier, Tokyo JP

25 - 27 December 2020

"Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending ceramics with gold. A traditional kintsugi repair is done using urushi lacquer in both the glue and the decoration. Urushi lacquer is a tree sap harvested in the summer months from scars cut deeply into the bark of the mountain-dwelling Toxicodendron vernicifluum tree, native only to East Asia. [...]

In this exhibition, artists of different disciplines - poetry, pottery, weaving, gardening, paper, urushi, drawing - who had all in some way shown an interest or affinity for kintsugi, were asked to contribute a work from their own practice that may sit well in Denchu House. We started with the idea that kintsugi is an art form that has the potential to capture a memory of a moment within a form, and asked them to go from there - either revisiting works they had already made, mending something, or making something anew."

What is Kintsugi? & About the Exhibition

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