teamLab Open ‘The Life of Animals in Japanese Art’ Exhibition at National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

14.June.2019 | SPOT

teamLab are currently holding an exhibition entitled “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. until August 18.

 

The exhibition serves as the first devoted to artworks that represent animals―whether real, imaginary or religious. A selection of over 300 pieces are on display from artists back in the 5th century to today. The showcasing includes artirange from Sesson Shūkei, Itō Jakuchū, Soga Shōhaku, Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, to Okamoto Tarō, Kusama Yayoi, Issey Miyake, Nara Yoshitomo, and Murakami Takashi.

United, Fragmented, Repeated and Impermanent World / teamLab, 2013, Interactive Digital Work, Endless, 8 channels, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Itō Jakuchū was a Japanese painter of the early modern period who was active during Edo times in Kyoto. He is known for his unique painting method called masumega which sees his works built up of tens of thousands of squares which are all painted individually. One of these pieces is the above-pictured famous Birds and Animals in the Flower Garden.

 

The exhibition will feature a range of mediums including sculptures, paintings, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and more.

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