Art & Design
“A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Makie”
The Lacquer Works of Koyanagi Tanekuni.
11 July - 21 September 2019
Open: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 - 17:00
Late night Thursday until 20:00
Closed: Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
020 7898 4046
The artist’s first exhibition outside Japan of Lacquer works by the contemporary craftsman Koyanagi Tanekuni in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.
There will be a Study Day on lacquer with specialist lectures, workshop, and gallery talks during the exhibition.
The exhibition aims to promote a better understanding of the craft tradition in Japan, the material lacquer, and the technique of Makie. Koyanagi uses the traditional technique of Makie, but creates objects in innovative modern design that appeal to the contemporary taste. The artist is keen to show how these objects are used in everyday life of Japanese in contemporary society.