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Reincarnation - The Second Life of Antique Japanese Kettles

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Sunzen Art Gallery

420 Howe Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 2X1

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An exhibition featuring over 60 antique Japanese kettles, bonsai, and kintsugi art pieces.

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Exhibition has been resumed! Now on view at Sunzen Art Gallery till January 28th, 2021.

“The past is a foreign country.” In a modern, industrialized era, lots of eastern traditional arts and crafts are facing the destiny of being marginalized, symbolized, and defamiliarized. They are recognized as distant memories, belonging to the past other than the present, covered by dust on the antique shelf, and are far away from people’s daily life. Reincarnation - the Second Life of Antique Japanese Kettles features around 60 antique kettles from the 18th to 20th century Japan, in combination with Ming-style Chinese furniture, bonsai, and kintsugi art pieces. In this exhibition, we invite the antiques, which are often separated and alienated, back to the table and people’s everyday life scene as the “reincarnation” of the blurry, lost memories of a pre-modern philosophy and lifestyle. This exhibition aims at shortening the distance between eastern traditional craftsmanship and people’s daily life, and unmasking the unique beauty of eastern art pieces. It is for the souls of the forgotten artistic traditions to reincarnate in this new world, under a new era.

Featuring Kintsugi works by Naoko Fukumaru and installation works by local artist Jennifer Pan.

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Sunzen Art Gallery

420 Howe Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 2X1

Canada

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