The 34th Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art: Rebellion and Reverberation in Japanese Ceramic Art Since the 1960s
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sunday, December 5, 2021
3:30–4:30 pm PT
Free, RSVP required
Event will take place online via Zoom.
Join us for the 34th Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture on Japanese Art, presented by Meghen Jones, PhD.
Japan has often been described as a paradise for potters. Within its dynamic environment of ceramics discourse, many contemporary artists have challenged existing norms, identified with counter-cultural values, and sought international dialogue.
This lecture will survey pivotal breakthroughs in Japanese ceramic art from the 1960s to today.
From Pop art-influenced vessels and “clay work” sculpture to kōgei tied to the “logic of craft,” an array of recent work will be discussed.
Blurring the distinction between tradition and the avant-garde, these objects reverberate with both the past and the global present.
Meghen Jones is Associate Professor of Art History at Alfred University. Her research centers on modern Japanese art and design and the global flows of ceramics.
She was co-editor, with Louise Allison Cort, of Ceramics and Modernity in Japan, and is curator and catalogue editor of the fall 2021 Alfred Ceramic Art Museum exhibition Path of the Teabowl.