MODERN TWIST:
CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE BAMBOO ART

October 9, 2013 - February 6, 2014

The Karl & Helen Burger Gallery

Farraday Newsome Image

Mimura Chikuho Hope, 2004

"Modern Twist explores the evocative, sensual, and sculptural power of contemporary bamboo art. Bamboo is a quintessential part of Japanese culture, shaping the country’s social, artistic, and spiritual landscape. Although bamboo is a prolific natural resource, it is a challenging artistic medium. There are fewer than 100 professional bamboo artists in Japan today. Mastering the art form requires decades of meticulous practice while learning how to harvest, split, and plait the bamboo. Modern Twist brings 38 exceptional works by 17 artists to U.S. audiences, displaying many of these technically innovative and imaginatively crafted works for the first time."

-International Arts & Artists