[:it]Japan Italy: I “Ponti di luce” di Ōki Izumi[:en]Japan Italy: Ōki Izumi’s “Ponti di luce” (Bridges of Light)[:ja]Japan Italy: Ōki Izumi’s “Ponti di luce” (Bridges of Light)[:]

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I “Ponti di luce” di Ōki Izumi in mostra a Genova

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Ōki Izumi, scultrice nata a Tokyo in Giappone, ha studiato letteratura, pittura e scultura con Aiko Miyawaki, Taku Iwasaki e Yoshishige Saito. Nel 1997 ha vinto una borsa di studio da parte del governo italiano e nel 1981 si è laureata all’accademia di Brera sotto la guida di Giancarlo Marchese.

Ha partecipato a diverse installazioni fra Italia, Giappone e altre nazioni. La più recente è “Ponti di Luce” in mostra a Genova dal 19 aprile 2017 al 1 ottobre 2017 presso Museo d’Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone. Questa particolare mostra è un dialogo tra le opere permanenti del museo e le sculture contemporanee della scultrice nipponica.

Un ponte tra Giappone e Italia, tra antico e moderno. Qui le sculture dal tipico colore verde-azzurro del vetro industriale, unico materiale utilizzato dall’artista, ricordano gli elementi naturali. Aria e acqua intraprendono un dialogo con il preziosissimo patrimonio di arte giapponese ed orientale, raccolto in Giappone durante il periodo Meiji (1868-1912) da Edoardo Chiossone.

Curve sinuose e angoli smussati

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Il museo ospita opere giapponesi di varie epoche, pitture, armi e armature, ceramiche, maschere e una ricca collezione di grandi sculture del Giappone, della Cina e del Siam.

Come abbiamo detto poco fa, la mostra “Ponti di Luce” è incentrata sulla lavorazione del vetro industriale, che si trasforma nelle mani dell’artista. Tra curve sinuose e angoli smussati, le opere diventano uno skyline trasparente che rappresenta “Passato-Presente-Futuro”, le onde dei mari giapponesi, conchiglie surrealiste e prismi luminosi. I loro riflessi baluginano sulle opere d’arte antica in esposizione nella stessa sala.

Le opere di Izumi sono fatte di stratificazioni. Lastre assemblate mentre la trasparenza della materia diventa parte integrante del luogo e varia costantemente grazie alla luce e ai riflessi che si vengono a creare.

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Tutto parte da una progettazione dettagliata e precisa, fatta di calcoli numerici che dal bozzetto diventano sculture. Non importa in che dimensioni vengano realizzate, che siano piccoli gioielli o grandi installazioni, in questi lavori è possibile trovare tutta l’accuratezza e l’attenzione tipicamente orientale.

Lo scopo delle opere

Lo scopo, conferma l’artista, è proprio quello di sottolineare, metterla a nudo attraverso la trasformazione di un materiale duro e poco malleabile in qualcosa di morbido e plasmabile, l’armonia delle forme e far riflettere lo spettatore. Oki Izumi ha voluto far risaltare ancora una volta il contrasto fra antichità e modernità evidenziando i punti di contatto tra le due sfere temporali. Un’arte in costante evoluzione che con il passare degli anni si sveste di tutti gli eccessi per prendere una piega sempre più concettuale e poetica.

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La mostra è patrocinata dall’Istituto Giapponese di Cultura ed è inserita nelle celebrazioni ufficiali del 150° Anniversario delle relazioni tra Giappone e Italia.

DOVE: Museo d’Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone, piazzale Giuseppe Mazzini 4, Genova
QUANDO: da mercoledì 19 aprile a domenica 1 ottobre 2017, mar-ven 09:00 – 19:00; sab-dom 10:00 – 19:30

Per info: museochiossone@comune.genova.it
Tel. 010542285

www.chiossone.museidigenova.it

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 Ōki Izumi’s “Ponti di luce” (Bridges of Light) on display in Genoa

Photo credits: artslife.com

Ōki Izumi, a sculptor born in Tokyo, Japan, studied literature, painting and sculpture with Aiko Miyawaki, Taku Iwasaki and Yoshishige Saito. In 1997 she won a scholarship from the Italian government and in 1981 she graduated at the Brera Academy under the guidance of Giancarlo Marchese.

She has participated in several installations between Italy, Japan and other nations. The most recent one is “Ponti di Luce” on display in Genoa from 19 April 2017 to 1 October 2017 at the The Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art. This particular exhibition is a dialogue between the permanent works of the museum and the contemporary sculptures of this Japanese sculptor.

A bridge between Japan and Italy, between ancient and modern. Here, the sculptures with the typical blue-green color of the industrial glass, the only material used by the artist, recall natural elements. Air and water undertake a dialogue with the precious Japanese and Oriental art heritage, gathered in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912) by Edoardo Chiossone.

Sinuous curves and beveled corner

Photo credits: artslife.com

The museum houses Japanese works of various ages, paintings, weapons and armors, pottery, masks and a rich collection of big sculptures from Japan, China and Siam.

As we have just said, the exhibition “Ponti di Luce” focuses on the processing of industrial glass, which transforms in the hands of the artist. Between sinuous curves and beveled corners, her works becomes a transparent skyline representing “Past-Present-Future”, the waves of Japanese seas, surrealistic shells and bright prisms. Their reflections glimmer on the ancient artworks in the same hall.

Izumi’s works are made of stratifications. Plates assembled while the transparency of the matter becomes an integral part of the place, and constantly changes thanks to the light and the reflections that are created.

Photo credits: artslife.com

Everything starts with a detailed and precise design, made of numerical calculations that from a rough sketch become sculpture. Regardless of their size, whether they are small jewelry or large installations, in these artworks you can find all the typical Oriental accuracy and attention.

The purpose of the works

The purpose, as the artist confirms, is to emphasize the harmony of shapes and make the spectator reflect by baring it through the transformation of a hard and hardly malleable material into something soft and pliable. Oki Izumi once again wanted to emphasize the contrast between antiquity and modernity, highlighting the contact points between the two spheres of time. An evolving art that over the years frees herself from all excesses becoming more and more conceptual and poetic.

Photo credits: artslife.com

The exhibition is sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Institute and is included in the official celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of the Relationships between Japan and Italy.

WHERE: The Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art, piazzale Giuseppe Mazzini 4, Genoa
WHEN: from 19 April, Wednesday, to 1 October 2017,Sunday.  Tue-Fri 09:00 – 19:00; Sat-Sun 10:00 – 19:30

Info: museochiossone@comune.genova.it
Tel. 010542285

www.chiossone.museidigenova.it

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 Ōki Izumi’s “Ponti di luce” (Bridges of Light) on display in Genoa

Photo credits: artslife.com

Ōki Izumi, a sculptor born in Tokyo, Japan, studied literature, painting and sculpture with Aiko Miyawaki, Taku Iwasaki and Yoshishige Saito. In 1997 she won a scholarship from the Italian government and in 1981 she graduated at the Brera Academy under the guidance of Giancarlo Marchese.

She has participated in several installations between Italy, Japan and other nations. The most recent one is “Ponti di Luce” on display in Genoa from 19 April 2017 to 1 October 2017 at the The Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art. This particular exhibition is a dialogue between the permanent works of the museum and the contemporary sculptures of this Japanese sculptor.

A bridge between Japan and Italy, between ancient and modern. Here, the sculptures with the typical blue-green color of the industrial glass, the only material used by the artist, recall natural elements. Air and water undertake a dialogue with the precious Japanese and Oriental art heritage, gathered in Japan during the Meiji period (1868-1912) by Edoardo Chiossone.

Sinuous curves and beveled corner

Photo credits: artslife.com

The museum houses Japanese works of various ages, paintings, weapons and armors, pottery, masks and a rich collection of big sculptures from Japan, China and Siam.

As we have just said, the exhibition “Ponti di Luce” focuses on the processing of industrial glass, which transforms in the hands of the artist. Between sinuous curves and beveled corners, her works becomes a transparent skyline representing “Past-Present-Future”, the waves of Japanese seas, surrealistic shells and bright prisms. Their reflections glimmer on the ancient artworks in the same hall.

Izumi’s works are made of stratifications. Plates assembled while the transparency of the matter becomes an integral part of the place, and constantly changes thanks to the light and the reflections that are created.

Photo credits: artslife.com

Everything starts with a detailed and precise design, made of numerical calculations that from a rough sketch become sculpture. Regardless of their size, whether they are small jewelry or large installations, in these artworks you can find all the typical Oriental accuracy and attention.

The purpose of the works

The purpose, as the artist confirms, is to emphasize the harmony of shapes and make the spectator reflect by baring it through the transformation of a hard and hardly malleable material into something soft and pliable. Oki Izumi once again wanted to emphasize the contrast between antiquity and modernity, highlighting the contact points between the two spheres of time. An evolving art that over the years frees herself from all excesses becoming more and more conceptual and poetic.

Photo credits: artslife.com

The exhibition is sponsored by the Japanese Cultural Institute and is included in the official celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of the Relationships between Japan and Italy.

WHERE: The Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art, piazzale Giuseppe Mazzini 4, Genoa
WHEN: from 19 April, Wednesday, to 1 October 2017,Sunday.  Tue-Fri 09:00 – 19:00; Sat-Sun 10:00 – 19:30

Info: museochiossone@comune.genova.it
Tel. 010542285

www.chiossone.museidigenova.it

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