Mingei at The Apartment

19/10/2017

Mingei at The Apartment, via Scandinavian Love Song Mingei at The Apartment, via Scandinavian Love Song
Mingei at The Apartment, via Scandinavian Love Song
Mingei at The Apartment, via Scandinavian Love Song
Mingei at The Apartment, via Scandinavian Love Song

Det er vist ingen hemmelighed, at jeg har en forkærlighed for Japan. Alt fra mad og ikebana til kimonoer og kunsthåndværk kan få mit hjerte til at banke lidt ekstra hurtigt. Så da jeg så billederne her fra den seneste udstilling hos københavnske The Apartment, måtte jeg også straks dele dem her. Udstillingen er kurateret af Terry Ellis, som har en vidunderlig evne til at kombinere japansk Mingei kunsthåndværk med klassisk skandinavisk møbeldesign.  Læs hele beskrivelsen af udstillingen nedenfor. 

It's no secret that I have a profound fondness of Japan. Be it food or ikebana, kimonos or arts and craft - it all makes my heart beat just at little faster. So when I saw these pictures from the latest exhibition at Copenhagen-based The Apartment, I instantly had to share them here as well. The exhibition is curated by Terry Ellis, who has a wonderful ability to combine Japanese Mingei craft with midcentury Scandinavian furniture. Read the full description below.   

Mingei at The Apartment
Japan’s Mingei craft movement had largely faded from fashion when Terry Ellis began collecting in the 1990s. Mingei was a celebration of everyday objects made by unknown craftspeople, which emerged in the 1920s partly in response to the rapid industrialisation of Japan. In recent years, Terry Ellis has spearheaded a craft renaissance in Japan, popularising Mingei, where his signature is mixing mid-century modern furniture and Mingei craft. Curating the exhibition Mingei at The Apartment, Ellis explores the dialogue between the Mingei movement and mid-century design from the west – with a selection of 20th century Japanese ceramics, textiles, sculpture and basketwork alongside furniture by Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Charlotte Perriand, Hans Wegner and more, plus work by contemporary artists inspired by the Mingei tradition. 

Pictures and text via The Apartment with thanks. 

1 comments:

  1. Very informative post, thanks for sharing and keep updating us.

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