What's Happening in Asian Art...

Fu Qiumeng Opens C.C. Wang Calligraphy Exhibition

January 18, 2022

C.C. Wang, Green Abstract, 1996, Chinese brush with ink and color on rice paper, mounted hanging scroll

Rhythms of New York: The Calligraphy of C.C. Wang, Fu Qiumeng
January 18-March 5, 2022, viewing by appointment

In celebration of the coming 2022 Lunar New Year, Fu Qiumeng is pleased to open New York Rhythms: C. C. Wang's Calligraphy , the first retrospective to focus on the artist's final two decades of calligraphy practice in New York City. The exhibit's 16 pieces, culled from the collections of a small group of Wang's friends and students, represent three significant stages of work. They chart the artist's journey from traditional calligraphy, through an experimental phase, and culminate in an abstract calligraphic period.

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Dai Ichi Arts Opens Modern Masters

January 18, 2022

Wakao Toshisada (b. 1933), Shino Water Jar, gray feldspar and white feldspar glazed stoneware, H. 7 x Dia. 6.5 in., Lid: H. 1.3 x Dia. 4 in., with signed wood box

Modern Masters: Size and Scale in Modern Ceramics, Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd.
January 13-31, 2022

Dai Ichi Arts opens their new exhibition that will feature a weekly selection of Japanese contemporary ceramics from diverse and accomplished artists. The exhibition brings focus to the precise ways that artists use size or scale to influence the overall affect of an object and ranges from Mingei masters (Kawai Kanjiro, 1890-1966; Funaki Kenji, b. 1927; Murata Gen, 1904-2012; Shimaoka Tatsuzo, 1919-2007), to Shino specialists (Wakao Toshisada, b. 1933; Tsuboshima Dohei, 1929-2013), to masters of Shigaraki and Raku techniques (Sugimoto Sadamitsu, b. 1935).

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Joan B Mirviss LTD Opens "Transcendent Kyoto"

January 17, 2022

Transcendent Kyoto features the work of several important and innovative Kyoto potters

Transcendent Kyoto, Joan B Mirviss LTD
Winter 2022, online exhibition

As the capital city of Japan for over a thousand years, Kyoto was more than just its longstanding center of politics and power. Venerated as the heart of Japan’s rich cultural heritage, Kyoto claims as its own many of today’s top artists who found a natural home where living tradition endures, and where creating with one’s hands using exceptional skill has been continuously nurtured and highly valued for centuries. These artists’ creative lifeblood stems from the city itself, where aesthetics and beliefs intersect and ancient and modern coincide. Reflective of a unique environment in which artists of different backgrounds and interests are constantly intermingling and working side by side, the artworks from Kyoto are unmatched in their imagination, creativity, and technical excellence. This winter, Joan B Mirviss LTD celebrates the artistry of this eternal city of the East in Transcendent Kyoto.

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Opening today Falcons: The Art of the Hunt

January 15, 2022

A Mounted Man Hunting Birds with a Falcon, Mughal dynasty, early 18th century, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 8 3/4x13 1/4 in.

Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution

January 15-July 17, 2022, Washington D.C.

Swift, fierce, and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for millennia. In ancient Egypt, they were closely associated with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth century in Syria, falcons were being trained to become skillful hunters at the royal courts. The art of falconry soon spread across the rest of the Islamic world, to the Byzantine empire in the west, and to the east as far as China. It is still practiced in many societies today, especially in the Arab world. A selection of paintings and objects from ancient Egypt to China offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of falcons.

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Art Programs at Asia Society

January 14, 2022

The video installation Lotus by Shiva Ahmadi is on view at Asia Society New York through January 16.

Video Spotlight: Shiva Ahmadi
Video Spotlight: UuDam Tran Nguyen

Concludes January 16, Asia Society New York

These are the final days to view these video installations at Asia Society. Shiva Ahmadi's Lotus is a single-channel video installation inspired by two Buddha sculptures from the Asia Society Museum Collection. UuDam Tran Nguyen’s video Waltz of the Machine Equestrians is a witty examination of the social and environmental effects of the rapid urbanization occurring throughout Vietnam.

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Art for Breakfast Online Program
Asia Society Japan
January 22, 2022, 8-9:15am (JST)/January 21, 2022, 6-7:15pm (EST)

Mami Kataoka, director of the Mori Art Museum, will speak about Where Japan Stands in the Global Contemporary Art Ecosystem.

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JP Morgan: A Collector's Legacy Webinar

January 14, 2022

Court School of Charles the Bald, Lindau Gospels, jeweled upper cover of the Lindau Gospels, Switzerland, Abbey of St. Gall, late 9th century, ca. 880, the Morgan Library, purchased by
Pierpont Morgan, 1901

JP Morgan: A Collector’s Legacy
Wednesday, January 26 at 5pm EST, Online

John Pierpont Morgan was not only one of the most powerful figures in finance with his name atop one of the world’s leading banking and investment firms, but also a prodigious collector, whose legacy resides in the masterpieces from his extraordinary collection that are now highlights of important museum and private collections. The many facets of his passion for collecting, and the story behind his Asian, ancient, and Western art acquisitions will be explored by our notable panel of scholars and experts.

This online program will consist of brief, illustrated presentations by each panelist, followed by a question-and-answer session.

PANELISTS:

Who Was Pierpont Morgan? A Brief Biographical Sketch
Jean Strouse
Eminent American biographer and author of Morgan, American Financier and Alice James, A Biography

Building the Bookman's Paradise
Colin B. Bailey
Director, The Morgan Library & Museum

Objects of “Pleasure and Instruction:” J. Pierpont Morgan's Legacy in Hartford
Linda H. Roth
Director of Special Curatorial Projects and Charles C. and Eleanor Lamont Cunningham Curator of European Decorative Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum

The J.P. Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains
Steven Chait
President, Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.

MODERATOR:
Charlotte Eyerman
Director and Chief Curator, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection

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A confirmation email with the invitation link will be automatically sent to you once you register.

Exhibitions Closing Soon!

January 13, 2022

J Sultan Ali, Adivasi Bhumimata, 1982, Acrylic and gouache on paper, 18 x 20 in.

The Wonder of India: Explorations through 19th and 20th Century Art,
DAG New York

Last day Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Wonder of India at DAG’s New York gallery presents a selection of works that span the diverse strands of modernism that developed at art centers across India through the 19th and 20th centuries. Including Company paintings, Kalighat Pats, Bengal School, tantra and abstract movements, and the lens of cubism and primitivism – the show is a document of India over two centuries after the introduction of Western academic realism to the Indian vernacular.

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Yu Yamauchi, Dawn 19, 2008

Dawn Series Photographs by Yu Yamauchi,
MIYAKO YOSHINAGA at ART@840Madison

Last day Saturday, January 15, 2022

Yamauchi lived in a hut on the summit of Mount Fuji for five months a year for four years ­– a total of 600 days. Each photograph was captured at dawn from the exact same location. By revealing the essence of an airy mystical place, Yamauchi gives us the rare opportunity to experience the incredible spectacle of Earth waking up from the perspective of one of the planet’s most breathtaking scenic points. Essential to the artist is the notion of a physical place situated between earth and the universe.

This exhibition is at the Armoury, 840 Madison Avenue in New York. Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm

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Christie's Chinese Export Art Online Auction

January 12, 2022

A Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Famille Rose Chargers, Yongzheng/Early Qianlong period,
ca. 1730-1740, D: 14 1/4 in., Lot 45, Estimate: $5,000-8,000

Chinese Export Art Featuring Property from the Tibor Collection,
Christie's New York

Online sale, now through February 2, 2022

This year’s annual Chinese Export Art sale will be led by the fourth tranche of the famed Tibor Collection, including models of porcelain birds and animals as well as a rare pair of European court figures. The sale also features a selection of China Trade paintings from India House, the storied New York club-- most notably a portrait of Houqua, the most powerful and wealthy of the Chinese merchants who made up the Co-Hong in Canton. Other offerings include garnitures of vases, ‘mistake’ wares and European subject pieces from the collection of Dr. Shirley Mueller.

Items are available for viewing by appointment at Christie’s Fine Art Storage facility. Please contact mdavila@christies.com to arrange to view items from the sale.

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Bonhams Online Auction "First Call of the Pheasant"

January 12, 2022

A Lacquer Box and Cover, Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century, Estimate: $1,000-1,500

"First Call of the Pheasant;" Japanese Art Offerings of the New Year, Bonhams New York
Online auction, available now until January 20, 2022

Bonhams opens their sales of Asian art in 2022 with an online sale of Japanese art in a wide variety of styles and materials, including lacquerwares, finely crafted metal sculptures, ceramics, paintings, and much more.

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Ippodo Opens New Exhibition, Layers of Time

January 11, 2022

Yukiya Izumita (b. 1966), Sekisoh Layers, 2021, ceramic, 12 1/2 x 20 x 7 in.

Layers of Time: Spatial Ceramic Works by Yukiya Izumita, Ippodo Gallery
January 13-Feburary 17, 2022
Opening reception January 13th

The 25 ceramic works in the Yukiya Izumita exhibition are in perpetual tension. His inventive use of layered clay is as sophisticated as it is attuned to the earth, with the folds of mud suggestive of the toil they require. Now more than ever, the tactility of the works speaks to our need to reconnect—to the earth and to one another. An emphasis on environmental embrace has always been central to Ippodo Gallery’s mission, and its pertinence echoes through each work of art.

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