Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

Envisioning Contemporary Art : 2014 at LKG

LKG Booth at the Melbourne Art Fair     Photo : Urban Angles ‘The art market appeared to be in rude health as 2014 drew to a close. More money was spent on blue-chip and emerging art last year than …
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C-Notes : Conversations Around Contemporary Art

C Notes: Conversations around Contemporary Art encouraged stimulating and vigorous conversation amongst invited guests around a superbly decorated and richly catered banquet table in the gallery in October. Collector, Curator, Creator, Commentator and Connoisseur joined in to debate the pros …
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Unryuan : Hitting the High Notes

Inro by Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo. Image courtesy of Bonhams London Contemporary lacquer master Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo is making a serious mark on the secondary market. Early works by this artist, internationally represented by LKG, have achieved remarkable results at London …
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Mitsuo Shoji : A Vocation in Fire

Mitsuo Shoji : A Vocation in Fire from Lesley Kehoe Galleries on Vimeo. Mitsuo Shoji speaks of a child-like fascination with fire, and like many ceramic artists, is intrigued by the serendipitous action of the kiln, its alchemical transformative power. …
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Meet Me at the Met : Asia Week New York 2014

The growing significance of Asia Week New York is attested to by the opening party being held this year in the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a further testament to the fertile collaboration in America amongst …
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Tsujimura Shiro : Ceramic Glazes as Abstract Art

‘For a look at some of the most expressive abstract painting around, check out the new ceramics by the Japanese artist Shiro Tsujimura …’ So wrote the New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize winning art critic Holland Cotter (read full article here) …
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Cultural Appropriation in Contemporary Japanese Art

Mayonnaise Anyone? Next time you ask for mayonnaise on your sushi; drown your rice in soy sauce; drink miso soup with a spoon or from a ceramic bowl and think you are experiencing Japan… beware and think again! The possible …
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Australia and the Asian Century: A personal reflection

The recent government White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century prompted some thinking about Australia’s relationship with Asia as reflected in my personal experience. It has taken decades for Australia to realize and articulate the importance of Asia to …
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LKG Exhibition: Asaka Corr Douglas Loughlin

Asaka Corr Douglas Loughlin : Concept Master Originality Technique October 10 – November 15 2012 Glass as Contemporary Art What motivated an exhibition of contemporary glass by Australian artists in Lesley Kehoe Galleries, specialists in Japanese art and design for …
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Japanese Design: Rinpa Resonates and Sekka Seduces

The Art Gallery of NSW led the way last year (June-August 2012) in an international celebration of Japanese design with a visually striking and intellectually stimulating exhibition and series of lectures of the Rinpa-inspired works of Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) from …
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