MAM Research 007: Sodeisha - The Dawn of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

2019.6.20 [Thu] - 10.27 [Sun]

Documentation Book

MAM Research 007 analyzes the significance of Sodeisha in the history of Japanese contemporary ceramic art. Along with archival materials, Nakamura Yuta, artist and co-curator of the exhibition, presents an experimental installation analyzing the “transition of form” seen in contemporary ceramics. This documentation includes photographs of works by Sodeisha artists, other archival materials, installation views, and essays by curators.


The Dawn of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Chapter1: The Kyoyaki Tradition
Chapter2: The Gojozaka Community
Chapter3: Transitions and Innovation
Chapter4: Avant-garde in the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe Region
Chapter5: Objet-yaki
Essay: “While the Clay Is Soft” by Nakamura Yuta
Essay: “On the Ambiguity of Contemporary Ceramic Art” by Tokuyama Hirokazu
Talk Session: “Using clay for artistic expression”
Workshop: “Beginning to work with clay by playing without a specific goal in Mind”

Size: A4 (29.7 x 21 cm)
Number of Pages: 64
Languages: Japanese-English bilingual
Price: 1,100 yen (incl. tax)
Edited and Published by: Mori Art Museum

On sale at: Mori Art Museum Shop
Inquiries: +81-(0)3-6406-6118

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