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Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Fukuda Kodojin: Japan’s Great Poet and Landscape Artist

April 22-July 23, 2023

The exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944) in the world. Kodōjin was among a handful of scholar-artists who continued the tradition of literati painting (nanga) after 1900. His painting style is characterized by bizarre mountain forms rendered in vivid color or monochromatic ink that often include a solitary scholar enjoying the expansive beauty of nature. In addition to painting, Kodōjin was also an accomplished poet and calligrapher with deep knowledge of Chinese literature. In the late 1920s, a group of prominent admirers that included the then-prime minister of Japan, members of parliament, industrialists, scholars, and educators created a society to honor Kodōjin and his poetry and paintings. However, following his death, the artist slipped into obscurity. today his unique and unconventional style is better appreciated in the United States and Europe.

Talk: Unveiled: Fukuda Kodōjin, Japan’s Great Poet and Landscape Artist
Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 pm
Pillsbury Auditorium

Dr. Andreas Marks, the curator of Fukuda Kodojin: Japan’s Great Poet and Landscape Artist, the result of fifteen years of extensive research into more than eight hundred works, will talk about Kodōjin's life and art.
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Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes

March 4–May 21, 2023
General Admission $20;
Contributor Member+ Free (additional tickets $16);
Youths 17 and under Free

Used to make offerings to heavenly and ancestral spirits, bronze vessels held great ritual significance in ancient China. Mia’s Chinese art curator Liu Yang and renowned art director/film designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) have created an immersive experience to engage the senses featuring 150 bronze objects from Mia’s collection.

Teo Nguyen: Việt Nam Peace Project
Teo Nguyễn: Giấc Mơ Hòa Bình

July 30, 2022-June 18, 2023
Free exhibition
Teo Nguyen’s solo museum exhibition invites contemplation and reflection on the Vietnamese people’s struggles toward peace and what the artist calls “the politics of worthiness.” Nguyen tells stories of heartbreak, optimism, resistance, and reconciliation that are interwoven into Vietnamese culture and spiritualism. His photorealist paintings reference historic images by photojournalists documenting the war in Vietnam, but reimagine them without violence. By eliminating the helicopters, weapons, fighting, victims, and fallen soldiers, he reveals a country of diverse natural beauty. This act of reclamation shines a light on a Vietnam beyond the war, a place of rich culture and picturesque topography. My Being, a short film inspired by his mother’s poems of loss and separation, and a photo-based installation in the show present narratives from a Vietnamese perspective. Born and raised in Vietnam, Nguyen lives and works in Minneapolis.