Do you enjoy viewing “SHO” (calligraphy)? Those who find calligraphy difficult to read, or are unable to quite appreciate its qualities and virtues, perhaps find themselves shying away from it. On this occasion we present an exhibition that invites both those who may or may not be fond of calligraphy to read, embrace and experience its world. This is the fourth installment of the “Ueno Artist Project” launched in 2017 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in an aim to inherit and build on its history as the home of the Public Entry Exhibition (“Koboten”).
The exhibition showcases select contemporary artists currently active in calligraphy groups, who have presented Kana works and Modern Poetic Calligraphy in Public Entry Exhibitions, and have lived through the turbulent times of the Showa, Heisei, and Reiwa eras. Now that we are confronted with various difficult situations in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we may be able to learn something from the lives and works of such artists. We welcome visitors to engage with their works, read the beautiful words that have been selected, and take the time to savor the sophisticated aesthetic of the forms born through lines that are a testimony of their technical finesse. In doing so, we hope that both those who are beginners to the world of calligraphy and those who are experienced in its appreciation, can embrace this experience reminiscent of journeying through a small yet remarkable universe of words and forms.
ENOKURA Koson (Nihonshogeiin)
OKA Michiko (Gennichikai)
KOYAMA Yasuko (Nihonshodobijutsuin)
NAKANO Hokumei (Sogenshodokai)
Tickets at the door |
General ¥500 ／ Seniors 65+ ¥300