Art / Openings Outside Tokyo


'Position 2016: An Intimate Relationship of Art and Craft'


by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

Jan. 5-Feb. 21

Aichi Prefecture’s wealth of traditional Japanese crafts includes Akadu-yaki and Tokoname-yaki pottery and the creation of Nagoya and Mikawa butsudan Buddhist altars. “Position” is a group exhibition that focuses on local artists and craftsmen who are helping to uphold such traditions.

Though art and craft are often viewed as different and at times conflicting fields, each with particular characteristics and purposes — art focusing on aesthetics and craft on functionality — the works on display here are by seven artists who seek to redefine their artistic identities by combining them. The artists showing works are Seiko Mizuno, Hajimeko Mizutani, Yoriko Yonetani, Yuko Nakaya, Yoshiko Inaba, Yoshimi Tokuda and Kim Hono.

Nagoya City Art Museum; 2-17-25 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi. Osukannon Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.) ¥1,100. Closed Mon. 052-212-0001;

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