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The Beauty of Imperfection

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From June 11 to August 30, 2020, Antwerp’s IBASHO Gallery explores the Japanese concept of wabi sabi – the art of finding beauty in the incomplete.

This summer the IBASHO Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium, hosts a group exhibition dedicated to the concept of wabi sabi. In traditional Japanese aesthetics, the term describes the beauty of things that are "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. Wabi sabi can allude to a quiet simplicity, an understated elegance – or flaws that make an object unique, such as a patina developed with age, or visible signs of repair.

The exhibition in Antwerp presents works by nine Japanese and three European artists: the Spanish photographer duo Albarrán Cabrera (both b. 1969), Casper Faassen (b. 1975, Netherlands), Akiko Takizawa (b. 1971, Fukuoka), Mika Horie (b. 1984, Kyoto), Keiichi Ito (b. 1950, Tokyo), Nobuyuki Kobayashi (b. 1970, Yokoze), Margaret Lansink (b. 1961, Netherlands), Naohiro Ninomiya (b. 1969, Nagoya), Naoyuki Ogino (b. 1975, Tokyo), Motohiro Takeda (b. 1982, Hamamatsu), as well as the ceramic artists Shingo Ohira and Naoko Sano.

For further details visit IBASHO

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