Reischauer Inst: Akiyama Yo: Ceramic Sculpture and the Philosophy of Arche


Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

YO AKIYAMA, ceramist; professor, Kyoto City University of Arts

Widely recognized as one of Japan’s preeminent sculptors, Akiyama Yo has devoted his career to exploring the dynamics of the ceramic process. Each of his powerful objects explores the tensions of binary relationships such as solid-void, gravity-antigravity, formation-destruction, and examines the compression of time. Akiyama discusses the encounter between the artist’s creative vision and the physical properties of the material with which he works.

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Presented by Rad Smith Program in Japanese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston