Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper

Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper

Exhibit at the DAI: June 24- September 17, 2023 Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper

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Address: 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405 [Map/directions]
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Washi Transformed explores the astonishing potential of washi, traditional Japanese paper, in thirty-five highly textured two-dimensional works, expressive sculptures and dramatic installations. In this exhibition, nine Japanese artists go far beyond the folding traditions of origami and explore the seemingly infinite possibilities of the medium, giving this ancient artform renewed relevance in the realm of international contemporary art. The breathtaking creativity of these artistic visionaries deepens our understanding of how the past informs the present, and how it can build lasting cultural bridges out of something as apparently simple and ephemeral as paper.

Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper was organized by Meher McArthur and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

Featured Image: Yuko Nishimura, Continuous Form, 2020, kyokushi paper. Image courtesy of the artist, Photo by Yosuke Otomo, © Yuko Nishimura and Yosuke Otomo

Dayton Art Institute

Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper is taking place at Dayton Art Institute, which is located at 456 Belmonte Park North in Dayton. Dayton Art Institute - Committed to enriching the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all. Visit us often to enjoy our diverse collections, world class exhibits and more.

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