ZOOM Gallery Talk
Kawase Shinobu: Mastery of Celadon
Recorded November 10, 2021
Revered as a “Master of Celadon” in Japan, Kawase Shinobu has an equally devoted international following for his precise, jewel-like vessels that successfully fuse contemporary forms and ancient techniques. In his latest dazzling body of work, Kawase showcases his brilliance on the wheel paired with an unrivaled command of celadon glazes in a range of luscious colors.
To mark his latest exhibition at Joan B Mirviss LTD, Kawase will join us live to discuss his journey as an artist – one he embarked on alongside Joan nearly forty years ago – and the surprising challenges he encountered along the way. Our expert panelists will further discuss celadon’s history and development beyond Song Dynasty precedents and position celadon on the global stage.
SUSAN L. BENINGSON, Independent curator, scholar, and collector
ROBERT D. MOWRY, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus at Harvard Art Museums
KAWASE SHINOBU, artist