生活工芸展 in シドニーのご案内

生活工芸展 in シドニーのご案内


生活工芸展 in シドニー

会期 2020年2月21日(金)~5月23日(土)
開廊時間 月〜木/10:00~20:00(4月10日〜26日までは10:00~18:00)
休廊日 日曜、祝日(3月20日、4月10日 13日 14日 24日)
場所 The Japan Foundation, Sydney
出展作家 木/三谷龍二 紀平佳丈 富井貴志 
陶/安藤雅信 内田鋼一 大谷哲也 山田洋次 山本亮平
漆/杉田明彦 中野知昭 土田和茂 
ガラス/津田清和 小澄正雄 
金属/金森正起 竹俣 勇壱 中村友美 
竹/ヒガシ竹工 中山秀斗 細川由紀子 
紙/ハタノワタル かみ添
主催 The Japan Foundation, Sydney / https://jpf.org.au/
協力 gallery yamahon


FEBRUARY 21 – MAY 23, 2020

VENUE: The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Map: The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Mon–Thu: 10am–8pm*
*10am-6pm from April 10–26
Fri: 10am–6pm
Sat: 10am–4pm
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

(March 20, April 10, 13, 14, 24)

Masanobu Ando, Wataru Hatano, Yuko Hayashi, Higashi Bamboo Studio, Yukiko Hosokawa, Kamisoe, Masaki Kanamori, Yoshitake Kihara, Masao Kozumi, Ryuji Mitani, Tomoaki Nakano, Tomomi Nakamura, Hideto Nakayama, Tetsuya Otani, Akihito Sugita, Yuichi Takemata, Takashi Tomii, Kazushige Tsuchida, Kiyokazu Tsuda, Koichi Uchida, Yoji Yamada, Ryohei Yamamoto

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney
In collaboration with gallery yamahon

この度、ジャパンファンデーション シドニーからのお声がけにより、gallery yamahon がキュレーションする生活工芸展をオーストラリア、シドニーで開催する運びとなりました。まず最初にオーストラリアの大規模な森林火災に対し、心よりお見舞い申し上げたいと思います。
日用品として、生活の中で楽しみながら使うことのできる生活工芸(自然素材で作られた用途のあるもの)は現在、国外においてもますます関心が高まりつつあります。世界が追求する IT 社会の利便性とは異なる豊かさが生活工芸にはあります。日本の工芸の美意識は時代と共に変化し、古来から脈々と作り、また使い続けられてきました。日本の工芸文化を広め、また世界の工芸作家の活動のさらなる広がりを願い、今展に企画協力させて頂きました。


Seikatsu Kogei: Objects for Intentional Living explores the Japanese craft movement that began in the 1990s known as Seikatsu Kogei, or lifestyle crafts. See how the works of Seikatsu Kogei artists re-examine our relationship to the objects in our lives, presented together in Australia for the first time. Included in this exhibition are some 50 works by 22 currently-active Seikatsu Kogei artists. The objects on display are made from a variety of materials, including wood, ceramics, lacquer, glass, metal, bamboo, paper and clay. A Brief Introduction to Seikatsu Kogei In the 1980s, the majority of Japanese creators working in crafts were pursuing individuality, artistic expression and other artistic objectives. Then, in the 1990s, they began to take an interest in crafts conceived with living and lifestyle in mind. Many craft artists toned down the level of individuality, shifting from creating “works” to creating simpler utensils that that fit in well with modern living. Many Seikatsu Kogei artists and users lived through Japan’s economic bubble. After the bubble burst, they turned their gaze inward to look more closely at how we live, thinking about what is authentic and what quality consumption truly entails. Then, Seikatsu Kogei artists began to make crafts that address these questions and suggest solutions, resulting in the Seikatsu Kogei movement. The term “Seikatsu Kogei” first entered the public consciousness as the title of an exhibition in 2010 at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. By defining a category distinct from decorative crafts and traditional crafts, the term soon caught on and gained widespread acceptance. Today, Seikatsu Kogei artists continue to create works that reflect the desire to convey the beauty of ordinary, everyday life.

gallery yamahon Tadaomi Yamamoto

トークイベント「生活工芸」 三谷龍二×山本忠臣

日時 2020年2月22日(土) 開場/14:00 開演/14:30〜15:30 (60分)
料金 無料、予約不要
場所 The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Artist Talk: Seikatsu Kogei with Ryuji Mitani
February 22, 2020 (Saturday)
2:30pm-3:30pm (Doors open 2pm)
Free; bookings not necessary
VENUE: The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Map: The Japan Foundation, Sydney

(02) 8239 0055
Learn More About Seikatsu Kogei And Ryuji Mitani’s Practice

Deepen your understanding and appreciation of Seikatsu Kogei, or “lifestyle crafts” in this interview with Seikatsu Kogei artist Ryuji Mitani conducted by Tadaomi Yamamoto (Gallery yamahon).

Ryuji Mitani will provide his perspective on Seikatsu Kogei, background on his works in the Seikatsu Kogei: Objects for Intentional Living exhibition and the beauty of everyday life that informs his practice. After the interview, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.


Woodworker Ryuji Mitani has long been an active promoter of the link between living and crafts, patiently communicating that message through products, exhibitions, and writings.

Born 1952 in Fukui City, Mitani established PERSONA STUDIO in Matsumoto City in 1981, where he makes bowls and other utensils for everyday use out of wood instead of ceramic. This opened up a new field for woodworking, which up until that point had focused mainly around furniture. In addition, Mitani adds white lacquer to traditional red and black lacquers, creating lacquerware befitting contemporary lifestyle and produces paintings and sculptural works with a familiar, intimate feel inspired by everyday life.

Mitani participates in a number of activities that link lifestyle crafts with everyday life and has been involved in running the Crafts Fair Matsumoto in Matsumoto City from the time of its inception in 1985.