ART ANTIQUES LONDON
9 - 15 June 2011, London
The fairs exhibitors will be bringing many treasures to Kensington Gardens in June, but this year the fair looks forward to welcoming a living national treasure. Selected as an Intangible Cultural Asset by the Shiga District, Sugita Jozan has overcome numerous challenges, including being deaf from the age of 13 to rise to become one of Japans top bamboo artists. Sugita will be creating a bamboo piece from scratch during the course of the fair.
Bamboo Art is one of the crafts protected by the Japanese in order to preserve traditional art forms. Sugita-San learned his technique from bamboo master Tanabe Chikuunsai II. In addition to achieving full membership in the Japan Craft Arts Association, Sugita has won numerous major prizes and his work is in permanent collections at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Museum of Modern Art in Shiga, and San Francisco Asian Art Museum.
Admission: £15 (Tickets available on the door)