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[GUIDED TOUR 導賞] The Art of Takashi Wakamiya: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer 若宮隆志的藝術:當代日本漆藝
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Event Type: Exhibition
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

香港大學(港大)美術博物館將於2016年3月18日至6月19日展出享負成名的日本藝術家若宮隆志的作品。《若宮隆志的藝術:當代日本漆藝》展覽與若宮的工作室「彥十蒔絵」合作,並獲日本駐香港及澳門總領事館的鼎力支持,將展示一系列巧奪天工的當代日本漆藝精品。

縱觀歷史,以漆藝製成精緻的裝飾和家用器物的傳統在日本源遠流長。許多年來,「彥十蒔絵」已逐漸成為一個備受推崇的工坊,融匯了優良傳統、革新、無懈可擊的品質以及一絲不苟的工藝。

若宮在三十年的藝術生涯裏,以擅長傳統漆器技藝的實踐與教學和精益求精的態度而聞名,並對東亞文物如青銅器或陶瓷器皿這些跟漆藝不甚相關的材料感興趣,故以漆藝製作。他的工作室致力於創製此類幾可亂真的仿製品,總能逃過觀眾的法眼。當拿起經過細心上漆後的器皿時,總會覺得漆器比原來的金屬或黏土器皿更爲輕巧。作為「偽術」大師,若宮及「彥十蒔絵」亦精通於製作栩栩如生的動物(甲蟲,草蜢)和蔬果(粟米,南瓜)。

這些當代漆藝作品具有無與倫比的藝術價值,引證著一種無雙的藝術技巧,以及「彥十蒔絵」的現代化視野,例如在完美地運用傳統材料後以時尚且令人驚艷的方式創作。超越對媒介表面進行裝飾,其雕塑造型與極其微妙的顏色運用使這些三維藝術品達至無與倫比的境界。

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong is delighted to feature the work of renowned Japanese artist Takashi Wakamiya in Hong Kong from March 18 to June 19, 2016. Collaborating with his studio, Hikojū Makie, and with the support of the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong and Macau, The Art of Takashi Wakamiya: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer exhibition will display a selection of finely executed contemporary objects in Japanese lacquer.

Steeped in history, Japan has a highly developed tradition of creating exquisite objects from lacquer, both for decorative and domestic use. Over the years, Hikojū Makie has grown into a respected workshop that brings together celebrated traditions, innovations, impeccable quality and detail-oriented craftsmanship.
An acclaimed artist for 30 years, Wakamiya excels in the practice and teaching of traditional lacquer techniques with a high level of precision and has developed an interest in executing, in lacquer, East Asian objects historically made from unrelated materials, such as bronze or ceramic. His studio creates these imitations with such remarkable exactness that onlookers are fooled by the medium. The finely applied lacquer is, when held, much lighter than the metal or clay that it reproduces. A master of deception, Wakamiya and Hikojū Makie also specialise in the creation of life-like animals (beetles, grasshoppers), vegetables and fruits (corn, pumpkins).

In a class of their own, these contemporary lacquer works exemplify the unparalleled skill and modern outlook at Hikojū Makie, where a traditional material is executed to perfection and employed in a modern, often surprising approach. Much more than a medium for the creation of a decorative surface, the sculptural forms and superbly nuanced colours make three-dimensional artefacts that are second to none.

Date/Time16/04/2016 15:30-15:55
Venue1/F Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU
LanguageEnglish

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 22/02/2016 14:00(HKT) to 13/04/2016 15:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Elena Cheung by email at elenac@hku.hk