Photo 1. The Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts Saito Norihiko is handing the calligraphy ≪Hibiki≫ of the President of Tokyo University of the Arts ? Mr. Miyata Ryohei to the director of the National Museum of Republic of Kazakhstan ? Mr. Myngbay Darkhan
Photo 2. The exhibition closing ceremony Conference --hall of the National Museum of Kazakhstan - (31 st of March 2016)
Photos 3-4 . The exhibitions opening ceremony - temporary hall of National Museum of Kazakhstan (3 rd March 2016)
Photos 5. The speech in the opening ceremony of the President of Asia Pacific Ink Drawing Association ? Mr, Mizogichi Bokudo
Five Artists - Five Elements: the traditions and innovation≫
Сontemporary Japanese artists exhibition
(Introduction article of Gaini Mukhtarova from the exhibition catalogue)
Purposes of the exhibition: to introduce Kazakhstani audience with contemporary Japanese art and to promote friendly relations between two countries through cultural exchange and dialogue.
The figure five stated in the title of the exhibition has a symbolic meaning. First of all, in this exhibition are presented works of five famous contemporary artists of Japan. In second five elements - symbolize five elements such as the earth, water, fire, wood and metal, which were mentioned in ancient East philosophy. Due to these five basic elements occurs a chain of mutual-origination and mutual-interaction of the universe. The essence of Japanese culture is nature-philosophic, nature and humans are seen indivisible from each other, and this attitude finds its beautiful expression in works of aforementioned artists. All five artists create their works by using only natural materials.
Miyata Ryohei as a metal artist works with metal and fire, Mitamura Arisumi creates products of decorative- applied arts from wood and lacquer, Norihiko Saito creates Nihonga Japanese paintings by using minerals, quartz, shells; artists Mizoguchi Bokudo and Kawachi Kunpei in their turn, by using ink and water create works of calligraphy and ink painting.
Five artists are: Professor Miyata Ryohei, the President of Tokyo University of the Arts, who presents to Kazakhstani audience his works in fine plastic, which are made from metal, Professor Mitamura Arisumi ? the Assistant to the President of Tokyo University of the Arts, is presenting his works in decorative lacquer art, Norihiko Saito, Professorof Tokyo University of the Arts introduces his works in traditional Japanese style painting “Nihonga”, Mizoguchi Bokudo, President of Asia-Pacific Ink Artists Association, exhibits his creative works in ink painting genre and Professor of Daito Bunka University Kawachi Kunpei who is presenting in this exhibition his calligraphy works.
All five artists came out from traditional schools of Japanese art, but have succeeded in creating their own recognizable handwriting and in creation of contemporary works of arts at a global scale.
Five artists are presenting a contemporary art of country of the rising sun. Japanese artists are continue to create in this time a new forms in art, keeping a continuity of national traditions. In their works without any contradiction, harmoniously combine traditions and innovation, thus, classical and modern become one single entity.
Tradition in arts - is a professional mastery with the technique and adherence to a given tradition in a certain area or direction, in the broadest sense - a treasury of accumulated by many centuries experience, which is continuously has been transmitted from generation to generation throughout the centuries. In ancient times, people from the East were in contact with the Eurasian continent. Cultural exchange always had taken place, however, each culture remains unique and identic. Japanese artists continue to create new forms of arts, however, at the same time, they preserve continuity of national traditions.
The uniqueness of the exhibition is that the viewer can see the depth of traditions in Japanese art from the universal position. Humans are united from the point of view of history and the creation of the world. Thus, it is important to be able deeply understand, respect and value each other`s cultures. Artists express their respect to the history and traditions of two countries. While realizing a keen interest in Japanese art and culture from the side of Kazakhstani audience five Japanese artists are cordially presenting this exhibition and express their hope on further development and strengthening of friendly relations and establishment of cultural bridges between Japan and Kazakhstan.
Mukhtarova Gaini candidate of philosophical science,
Kazakh National University of the Arts, Docent of the department ≪Scenography and decorative art≫, Visiting researcher of the Tokyo University of the Arts
|Photo 6. The exhibition co-organizer speech: Mukhtarova Gaini - docent of the department ≪Scenography and decorative art≫ of Kazakh National University of the Arts|
Photo 7. During the exhibition