The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris will be highlighting the richness of Japan’s contributions to art and design with an exhibition titled “Japon-Japonismes, 1867-2018” from November 15, 2018 through March 3, 2019.
The exhibition will present the museum’s collection of historic Japanese artworks – one of the most important in France – alongside Western Japanised creations.
Visitors will have the opportunity to admire nearly 1,500 works of art spanning a wide variety of artistic media, including art and design, fashion, graphic arts and photography. Sou Fujimoto, acclaimed Japanese minimalist architect, well known for his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 in London and the Musashino Art University Museum and Library in Tokyo, is responsible for the exhibition design, which extends over 2,200 m2 on three floors of the Rohan Wing. Fujimoto’s design will focus on five themes: Agents of Discovery, Nature, Time, Movement and Innovation.
This exhibition will take visitors on a journey from East to West, emphasising the history of artistic and cultural exchange that has existed between France and Japan for over 160 years, while highlighting the incredibly diverse and exceptional collection of Japanese art in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
Open from 11am-6pm, Tuesday to Sunday, Thursday until 9pm (Temporary exhibitions only), Closed on Monday.
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