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Young Min Moon's Artist Talk at Korea Society

October 25, 2022

Artist Talk [video release]: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 5pm EDT
The Share for Those Who Remain, Korea Society

In his paintings Young Min Moon depicts Jesa, a Confucian ritual for commemoration of the deceased, which was one of the earliest memories he holds while growing up in the military regime of South Korea in the 1970s and 80s. Despite the gender politics now associated with the ritual today due to its patriarchal nature, Moon insists on exploring the legacy. For him, the ritual holds multiple layers of meanings: an occasion of silence utterly severed from the violent era of his childhood, a means of remembering the deceased, and a tradition that may be discontinued in the age of globalization.

Moon's paintings are also a way of honoring women’s labor for the patriarchal tradition, and an invitation to the celebration of familial ties that are largely inaccessible for diasporic Koreans. In his solo exhibition at The Korea Society, which is on view through December 9, Moon also complicates his relation to the legacy of Jesa by situating it in relation to Catholicism that impacted the Confucian tradition in Korea.

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The Art of Japan Announces Their Fall Exhibition of 100 New Acquisitions

October 23, 2022

Hokusai (1760 - 1849), The Falling Mist Waterfall at Mt Kurokami, Shimotsuke Province, 1832,
woodblock print, 15 x 10.25 in. (38.10 x 26.04 cm.)

Doug Frazer and Richard Waldman of The Art of Japan have been hard at work hunting for and finding, beautiful and interesting images. These 107 images are now added to their New Acquisitions, which may be their finest grouping in 35 years. From Hokusai to Hiroaki and from Sumo to Surimono, there is something for everyone who loves Japanese prints. Particularly notable is this very fine impression of Hokusai's waterfall design, The Falling Mist Waterfall at Mt Kurokami, Shimotsuke Province, from 1832. This impression, on a nearly full sheet, is comparable to the best impressions found in any museum collection. Hiroaki's 1931 Awabi Diver is lavishly printed with Mica background in double oban format and has a red key block that warms and accentuates the model's form. Of special interest is a group of seven exquisitely printed designs from Kunisada's painfully rare 1823 series of ten prints, Mirrors of the Modern Boudoir, which depicts beautiful women at their ablutions within their private quarters. For Sumo fans, they have assembled seven Katsukawa school designs that are full of character and in remarkably fine condition. One of their favorite designs of the collection is a delightful depiction of Onoe Kikugoro V as the Balloonist Spencer, by Kunisada III, a vertical diptych showing an actor as Spencer suspended from a balloon.

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Arts of the Samurai Auction at Bonhams

October 23, 2022

A Fine Black-Lacquer Suit of Armor with a Bamen Kabuto, Edo period (1615-1868), 17th/18th century,
Lot 40, Estimate: $45,000-55,000

Arts of the Samurai, Bonhams New York
In-person auction, October 26, 2022, starting at 10am

The warriors of old Japan are taking over Bonhams with the fifth installment of Arts of the Samurai. Comprising 196 lots of swords, sword fittings, helmets, and armor, this sale puts on full display the precision of craft and genius of design that places the military equipment of Japanese warriors in a category all their own.

Highlights include a mid-11th century tachi (long sword) by Masazane, who hailed from Bizen, an area with a rich tradition of swordsmithing. Perhaps most impressive is the variety of helmets and armor. The colorful lacing, and rows of black or gold-lacquered scales surmounted by iron helmets and fierce masks will stir the imagination of enthusiasts of all ages.

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Art for Breakfast with Hayaki Nishigaki at Asia Society Japan

October 22, 2022

Art for Breakfast with Hayaki Nishigaki: Extraordinary Odyssey —
My Work Exposed!
, Asia Society Japan

Online and in person talk, October 26, 2022, 8am Tokyo time/6pm October 25 EDT

Asia Society Japan met artist, Hayaki Nishigaki back in 2020 at his studio, Haidenban, in Kyoto. He is a graduate of Kyoto University of Art and Design who studied under Professor Noboru Tsubaki. His works have made an evolution during the pandemic. His works are created using sumi ink on Japanese paper in the very traditional Japanese painting methods that tell a story. His motif is the ever-famous Japanese monster, Godzilla, which he uses as a vessel for his artistry, telling a story within his paintings.

He will join Art for Breakfast in October to present his works and tell us about his journey. Why does he continue to use sumi ink and Godzilla within his artworks? How has the pandemic affected him and his works? Will there be new motifs? What is he trying to communicate to the world? With the experience of his artist-in-residency in Qatar this year, Hayaki Nishigaki will unravel himself about his works and his new experiences.

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Mark Your Calendar for Asia Week New York March 2023

October 21, 2022

Kamiya Kokei (1904-active 1941), Girl and Parrot, 1927, hanging scroll, ink, mineral pigments, and crushed shell on silk, 96 x 47¾ in. Courtesy of Erik Thomsen

Now is the time to make plans to come to New York for Asia Week New York 2023—March 16-24! You will once again have the chance to see a vast array of amazing Asian art. Not only will our member galleries feature spectacular works, but the auction houses will offer landmark collections. You can enjoy receptions, open houses, lectures, and other related events. Local museums will be holding great exhibitions.

AWNY Members Participate in Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk This Saturday

October 20, 2022

Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk
Saturday, October 22

This free event invites the public to visit participating galleries, view their fall exhibitions, and attend expert talks led by artists and curators on Madison Avenue & side streets from East 57 to East 86 St.

Community Event at Frick Madison – The temporary home of The Frick Collection, 945 Madison Avenue (74-75) (1pm-3pm)
The Frick invites you to sketch with us outdoors, in front of the museum on Madison Avenue at 75th Street. Drawing easels will be available on a first-come, first-served basis (weather permitting). This event is free; all materials will be provided, and no art background is needed. Tickets are required for museum entry.

Participating AWNY members:

41 East 57 Street, Suite 708 (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
This exhibition explores modernism in 20th century India – the selection presents vernaculars of abstraction and figuration that developed concurrently across art centers in India. Gallery Talk: 12pm & 4pm: Director’s talk – a brief introduction to Indian modern art accompanied by a gallery walkthrough.

Ippodo Gallery
32 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (10am-6pm)
Susumu Shingu: Sculpting with Wind. Showcasing renowned kinetic sculptor Susumu Shingu’s latest work created specifically for New York including drawings, interior sculptures, and colorful abstract paintings.
Gallery Talk: 2pm, join us for a Gallery Talk with artist Susumu Shingu and Ippodo Gallery New York director Shoko Aono.

Kapoor Galleries
34 East 67 Street, Floor 3 (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Bringing together some of the most rare and exquisite pieces of sculpture from India, Nepal, Tibet and ancient Gandhara, Divine Gestures: Channels of Enlightenment lies at the intersection of religious iconography and fine craftsmanship. This exhibit is an ode to the iconographic elements of a sculpture that bridge the tangible and intangible realms of art. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for admission.
Gallery Talks: 1pm & 3pm, join Sanjay Kapoor as he leads you through a brief tour of our exhibition.

Thomsen Gallery
9 East 63 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Japanese Lacquer Sculptures by Nobuyuki Tanaka and Porcelain Sculptures by Sueharu Fukami.
Gallery Talks: 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm : We will discuss the techniques and materials used by the two renowned Japanese artists to make their large sculptures.

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Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. Presents
Court Art of the Islamic and Indian World

October 20, 2022

Court Art of the Islamic and Indian World, Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd.
October 20-28, 2022
Open daily 10am-5pm
Weekend opening 11am-5pm

A large Safavid silk velvet panel (detail), Persia, 1600-25 A.D., 165 x 31 cm. (65 x 12 ¼ in.)

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To view the exhibition catalogue, available online, click here


iGavel Displays Auction Highlights in New York

October 19, 2022

iGavel's showroom on East 120th Street in Manhattan.

iGavel now has available a special display of highlights in their Manhattan gallery at 227 East 120th Street, open by appointment Monday through Friday. Fine Asian works of art from the following current online auctions are featured:

Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Works of Art - Part I
October 6-25, 2022

Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Works of Art - Part II
October 11-27, 2022

Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Works of Art - Part III
October 20-November 3

Archaic Jades from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection
Presented by Lark Mason Associates, online catalogue available

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The Ann and Gordon Getty Collection at Christie's New York

October 18, 2022

The Ann and Gordon Getty Collection, Christie's New York
Available now through October 24
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection—a symphonic tour-de-force of masterpieces drawn from history’s most esteemed collections and from one of America’s most storied interiors—is now being sold at Christie’s New York in a series of landmark sales. Nearly 1,500 superlative works of decorative and fine arts will be offered by Christie’s from the couple’s San Francisco residence. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for the Arts, dedicated to the support of arts and science organizations.

The series of auctions that include Asian art are as follows:

The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
In-person auction, October 23, 10am EDT
Through dedication and a sharp eye, Ann Getty created complexly layered and beautifully refined interiors. Volume 4 of the series of sales includes Asian works of art and showcases the contents of the more intimate spaces of the couple's Pacific Heights home's principal suite, the library, and the upstairs bedrooms, including the inimitable Turkish Bedroom. Highlights include English and European Furniture, maps, and important Chinese Works of Art.

The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Chinese and Japanese Works
of Art and Textiles

Online sale now through October 24
This curated sale of Chinese and Japanese works of art draws upon the Getty’s fascination with the historical interplay of European and Asian cultures. Like the Silk Road that connected East and West, in the Gettys’ collection there is a through line of mutual exchange between objects that look both forward and back. This online auction features Chinese Export porcelain and mirrors, Chinese furniture, lacquer and textiles.

The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Indian, Ottoman, Global Works of Art, Jewelry and Textiles
Online sale now through October 24
"I love the hunt," Mrs. Getty once said, "and I especially love finding something exquisite, moving, rare, unexpected and rich with history." This intrepid spirit would take the Gettys across the world in search of rarities, and travel’s influence on their collecting habits cannot be overstated. Eighteenth Century world trade and travel would become a major theme in their Pacific Heights home with an emphasis on Indian and Ottoman textiles and decorations. Sale highlights also include selections from Mrs. Getty’s collection of Indian and Mughal jewelry.

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China Institute Offers Two Engaging Programs

October 17, 2022

Xu Beihong and Alexander Tcherepnin: A Chat on Crosscurrents of Music and Art in Early 20th Century China, China Institute
Online program, October 20, 7-8pm

Join conductor and scholar Jindong Cai and concert pianist and author Xu Fangfang, the daughter of legendary painter Xu Beihong, as they discuss two early 20th Century visionaries, composer Alexander Tcherepnin and artist Xu Beihong, who both sought throughout their lives to connect East and West through art and music, and simultaneously nurtured generations of artists who did the same.

Cai and Xu will tell stories to illuminate the program of the upcoming concert Journey to the East, taking place on October 22 in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, in honor of these two creative minds and their work. The first half of the concert will include the concert version of a rarely performed work, The Nymph and the Farmer, a 35-minute, one-act chamber opera based on an ancient Chinese folk tale by composer Alexander Tcherepnin. As Cai will explain, Tcherepnin taught at the Shanghai Conservatory in the 1930s and nurtured the early generation of Chinese composers, including Jiang Wenye, a composer who in 1964 wrote a piano concerto celebrating Xu Beihong’s work especially for Xu’s daughter Fangfang. The concerto was never performed before it was lost during the Cultural Revolution. However, one movement of the concerto was recently discovered, and will be performed for the first time by Xu Fangfang during Journey to the East. Join China Institute and hear the story of this work’s recovery and the meaning behind this piece celebrating the art and creative strength of modern China’s greatest painter.

Spatial Dunhuang: Experiencing the Mogao Caves
In-person event, October 25, 8pm

Constructed over a millennium from the fourth to fourteenth centuries CE near Dunhuang, an ancient border town along the Silk Road in northwest China, the Mogao Caves comprise the largest, most continuously created, and best-preserved treasure trove of Buddhist art in the world.

Join these distinguished art historian Wu Hung from University of Chicago and world art professor Shen Hsueh-man from New York University to re-discover the art of Dunhuang. Instead of tracing the caves’ unilinear history, the two speakers will share with the audience a novel way of examining Mogao Caves as physical and historical sites that can be approached, entered, and understood sensually, a perspective of space prioritizing the actual experiences of the people who built and used the caves.

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