TSUKIMI: MOON VIEWING
The quiet and poetic beauty of the moon jar, also known as 달항아리 (dalhang-ali) has fascinated many artists and makers from around the world. Ancient artists have paved the way, and our contemporaries have delved into their own phenomenal interpretations, honouring tradition, and merging modern techniques to continue the philosophy of the inspirational jar. The unbound, historical art form will develop everlastingly, yet simultaneously continue to hold its original moon silhouette.
Corresponding with the Japanese national holiday, the exhibition ’Tsukimi : Moon Viewing’ will celebrate the holiday with both art and ceramic works which are inspired by or represent the moon. The exhibition merges the national holiday with the traditional ‘moon jars’ that have informed so many works, bringing together artists with different techniques, styles and influences, celebrating and exploring the diversity of each artist's take on the traditional and well-known form.