NSW

The Aquilizan Studio: Making it Home

26 April 2022 – January 2023

Art Gallery of NSW

Filipino-Australian artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan are creating one of their impressively scaled cardboard sculptures for AGNSW’s Sydney Modern opening late 2022, drawing on their own story of migration to forge an art practice dedicated to understanding the shifting, varied and often complicated meanings of home.

Clay Dynasty

11 October 2021 –  29 January 2023

Powerhouse Museum

Clay Dynasty celebrates studio ceramics in Australia: from the 1960s pioneers who transformed the functional pottery tradition to contemporary ceramic artists who continue to push the medium. The first major exhibition to chart the astonishing diversity of ceramic practice across Australia, it features more than 400 objects from the Powerhouse’s significant ceramics collection.

Storymakers in Contemporary Japanese Art

29 July 2022 – 28 January 2023

Japan Foundation

Dive into a world of fantasy and wander through a selection of works by five contemporary artists from Japan covering a range of media such as videos, paintings and a flip book animation.

Charkha and Kargha

13 August 2022 – 15 January 2023 

Powerhouse Museum

Taking its title from Charkha (spinning wheel) and Kargha (loom), the exhibition will feature over 100 rare Indian textile items that date back to the foundational collections of the Powerhouse acquired since the 1880s.

Correspondence

From 10 September 2022

Art Gallery of NSW

The gallery on the ground level is housed within a white glass pavilion inspired by the floating lanterns found throughout Asia. In Correspondence visitors will find works of art marking important moments in Asian art and history, and discover stories told through works from the past and the present. At the heart of the space is Jitish Kallat’s impressive sculptural installation Public Notice 2, which presents the words of a famous speech by Mahatma Gandhi.

I loved You

2 July – 21 November 2022

White Rabbit

Where have we looked for love? Within a humble bowl of rice or the fantasy of a boyband, either real or imagined, the artists in I Loved You search for the sites of our intimate lives and explore the way in which the absences that punctuate our daily routines are filled with reminders of a beloved when they are no longer there.

SA

Pure Form: Japanese sculptural ceramics

21 May - 6 November 2022

Art Gallery of South Austraila

Reveals the innovative richness and diversity of sculptural ceramics created in Japan from the 1950s to the present when avant-garde ceramicists jettisoned the tradition of functionality and minimalism familiar in Japanese ceramic objects.

OzAsia Festival, Adelaide

20 October – 6 November 2022

Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia

Festival proudly presents three weeks of contemporary Asian and Asian Australian performance, art, literature, cuisine, and culture. This year’s program features more than 500 community, national and international artists from more than 8 countries, and includes 10 world premieres, one Australian premiere and seven Adelaide premieres, across 50 ticketed and free events and exhibitions.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection

7 June 2022 – 20 February 2023

Metropolitan Museum, New York

This exhibition will trace the transformation of the kimono from the late Edo period (1615–1868) through the early 20th century, as the T-shaped garment was adapted to suit the lifestyle of modern Japanese women. It will feature a remarkable selection of works from the renowned John C. Weber Collection of Japanese art that explore the mutual artistic exchanges between the kimono and Western fashion, as well as highlights from The Costume Institute’s collection.

Bodhisattvas of Wisdom, Compassion and Power

27 March 2021 – 30 October 2022

Metropolitan Museum, New York

This exhibition draws together a dramatic group of paintings, sculptures, ritual objects and illustrated manuscripts from the 11th to 18th centuries, made primarily for Nepal and Tibet’s monastic institutions. Beautifully cast sculptures and accessible paintings show peaceful manifestations of the bodhisattvas Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani.

Passions and Prayers: From the Collection of Eva and Konrad Seitz

5 May – 30 October 2022

Museum Rietberg, Zurich

Strong colours, clear geometrical forms, and patterns ranging from graceful to luxurious are the hallmarks of miniature paintings from the Indian region of Bundelkhand. Eva and Konrad Seitz have donated their Bundelkhand miniatures to the Rietberg Museum, the only museum outside India to be so endowed.

 

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