Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper
June 24- September 17, 2023
Washi Transformed explores the astonishing potential of washi, traditional Japanese paper, in thirty-five highly textured two-dimensional works, expressive sculptures and dramatic installations. In this exhibition, nine Japanese artists go far beyond the folding traditions of origami and explore the seemingly infinite possibilities of the medium, giving this ancient artform renewed relevance in the realm of international contemporary art. The breathtaking creativity of these artistic visionaries deepens our understanding of how the past informs the present, and how it can build lasting cultural bridges out of something as apparently simple and ephemeral as paper.
Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper was organized by Meher McArthur and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.
Norma Landis and Rick Hoffman
The Bill and Jackie Lockwood Family Foundation
MEDIA PROMOTING SPONSOR
Wanda and Bill Lukens
The Japan Foundation, New York
University of Dayton