ZOOM talk co-hosted by Minneapolis Institute of Art
Kamoda Shōji: The Art of Change
Recorded February 3, 2022
One of Japan’s most celebrated potters, Kamoda Shōji (1933–1983) had a life-long focus on the interplay among material, form, and surface that helped to revolutionize the way Japanese artists approached ceramics, even to this day. The current exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the first outside of Japan, features nearly 50 works from 10 private American collections and spans the breadth of his brilliant but brief career. Key figures in the making of this exhibition and accompanying publication come together to discuss Kamoda’s commitment to experimentation and innovation. The discussion will be moderated by Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Deputy Director and Chief Curator Matthew Welch.
LOUISE CORT, Curator Emerita of Ceramics, Freer | Sackler, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
SHIRLEY MCNERNEY RENDELL, Passionate collector of Japanese ceramics
AARON RIO, Associate Curator, Asian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Moderated by MATTHEW WELCH, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN