On November 16 the State Hermitage and the Hermitage 20/21 project will open the exhibition Mono–no avare. Charm of Things. Modern Art of Japan.
The term “Mono–no avare” (“sad charm of things”) included in the exhibition name is related to the Heian period (794-1185) esthetics. In their works the artists do not address this concept directly, but create a special mood of the soul somewhat close to ancient poetics.
The exhibition presents installations, sculptures, photos and videoart, created by Japanese artists in the last few years: Suda Ioshihiro, Kengo Kito, Kanendzi Teppey, Kuvakubo Reta, Onishi Jasuaki, Hiroaki Morita, Hiraki Sawa, Sinisiro Kano, Motoi Yamamoto, Rieco Shiga and others.
The exhibition will take place till February 9, 2014.
Author: Vera Ivanova