'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...
There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
SHOP Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to present Harmonic Meditation the very first solo exhibition of COSMIC WONDER from September 21 to November 10. The exhibition will feature pieces from COSMIC WONDER's 2019 Autumn/Winter Collection titled Harmonic Meditation. Additionally, it will include works of various media, available for purchase, produced under the theme 'harmonic mediation', by craft artists selected by COSMIC WONDER.
The season when the water jug echoes the heavens
Beautiful dimensions ascend from the earth
Like myself and my true self
The sky and soil touch with light
Smiling angels and spirits rejoicing
Flickering all around like radiant stars
To bring all of life into harmony
Warmth rises up
Remembrances emerge from the past
New things made visible by the cosmos
According to the play of light
Take pleasure in the sight of art and clothing
COSMIC WONDER clothing is made of natural materials such as organic cotton, hemp, and silk, which are colored with natural dyes. The violet flame color, for example, is produced by mixing lac and blue gardenia; the vibrant rose color is made with lac; and the quietly beautiful, timeless black is made with ink dye.
The circle, a recurring motif in COSMIC WONDER collections, symbolizes the fundamental cosmic tone that resonates in people and space. We hope you will join us to experience COSMIC WONDER's unique worldview that is fundamentally based on its work with nature.
Harmonic Meditation – Arts and Crafts
Curated by COSMIC WONDER / Yukinori Maeda
Hiroki Tashiro (Artist)
Kaoru Yokoo (Artist)
Masaru Kawai (Woodworker)
Miyakono Yasuda (Earthenware artist)
rinn to hitsuji (Candle Artist)
Sumiko Ishii (Craft designer)
Yasuhide Ono (Accessory designer)
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