Tradition and modernity, indistinctness and form, ephemeral and eternity, two opposing sides of the same element: Japanese aesthetics or the art of the coexistence of opposites.
Presented in the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, this exhibition, which marks the kick-off of Japonismes 2018, is curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Contemporary Art Museum of Tokyo. She will unveil the soul of Japanese aesthetics through a journey punctuated by traditional works and contemporary productions. What better example to illustrate the harmony that transcends artistic media and periods and to embody the vitality of Japanese aesthetics, than a piece of Jômon pottery from several thousand years B.C., presented next to a dress designed by a young creator from the Anrealage brand, inspired by the same pottery? Through a wide range of creations (painting, installations, photography, fashion, sculpture, etc.) and themes illustrating a multitude of concepts (primitivism, hybridization, minimalism, alchemy, philosophy of lightness, rebirth, etc.), this exhibition imagines Japanese aesthetics, which bring together tradition and modernity, from a new perspective.
Open every day, except July 23 and August 6, from 11am-8pm