The Sodeisha Group: An Era Born Out of Avant-garde Ceramics
2023.07.19 wed. - 09.24 sun.
The Sodeisha group was founded by the artists Yagi Kazuo, Kano Tetsuo, Yamada Hikaru, Matsui Yoshisuke, and Suzuki Osamu in 1948. While the group’s members came and went over the years, Sodeisha remained at the forefront of Japanese ceramics for a total of 50 years. When considering the period as whole, however, we find that the first half of the group’s activities played a particularly important role in the Japanese ceramic world. Along with Sodeisha’s own works, this exhibition, focusing on the first 25 years of the group’s career, from 1948 to 1973, includes pieces by the Shikokai group and other figures associated with the avant-garde ceramic movement of the day. The show serves as a reexamination of Sodeisha’s activities, a group that played a key role in establishing Japanese avant-garde ceramics.
2023, 07. 19, wed. – 09. 24, sun
Hours 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
*Fridays: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
*Admission until 30 min. before closing
Closed Mondays (*Exception: August 14, 2023, September 18, 2023)
Admission Adults: 1,700 yen (1,500 yen)
University students: 1,100 yen (900 yen)
High school students: 600 yen (400 yen)
Pair Ticket: 2,800 yen
* Figures in parentheses are groups of 20 or more.
* Junior high school students and younger are free (with valid ID).
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Collection gallery exhibition is available with this ticket.
* Advance tickets and pair tickets are available from June 1 to July 18.
YAMADA Hikaru, Tower, 1964, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
SUZUKI Osamu, Fleet Steed, 1959, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
KUMAKURA Junkichi, Sprit of Wind '67, 1967, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
YAGI Kazuo, The Walk of Mr. Zamza, 1954, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The Kyoto Shimbun
Kansai Television Co. Ltd.
With the sponsorship of Kyoto Ceramic Art Association
Special cooperation National Crafts Museum