Bellevue Arts Museum open Modern Twist. Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

. November 13, 2012

Bellevue Arts Museum presents Modern Twist. Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art, an exhibition on view November 13, 2012 – February 3, 2013.

Mimura Chikuho Hope, 2004 Bamboo (madake), rattan, lacquer Photo: Susan Einstein

Modern Twist explores the innovative shape that bamboo art, a uniquely Japanese phenomenon, has taken since the mid-twentieth century. Challenging previous aesthetic conventions by experimenting with nonfunctional, sculptural forms, the 17 artists included in this striking collection have pushed their medium to new levels of concept and technique. All but one of the artists still actively design and create new artworks today, and many of the pieces in Modern Twist have never before been seen in the United States. –

Category: Fine Art

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