Akiyama Yo: Ceramic Sculpture and the Philosophy of Arche

  • 16 May 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Akiyama Yo: Ceramic Sculpture and the Philosophy of Arche

The Rad Smith Program in Japanese Art

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts

Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36) Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Widely recognized as one of Japan’s preeminent sculptors, Akiyama Yo has devoted his career to exploring the dynamics of the ceramic process.  Each of his powerful objects explores the tensions of binary relationships such as solid-void, gravity-antigravity, formation-destruction, and examines the compression of time. Akiyama discusses the encounter between the artist’s creative vision and the physical properties of the material with which he works.  

Akiyama Yo, ceramist; professor, Kyoto City University of Arts

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