Art over Lunch: Love, Fight, Feast – The World of Japanese Narrative ArtVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Telling stories through pictures is not only an art, in Japan it is a distinctive art form in and for itself: “Narrative art”, or monogatari-e, are images that accompany or are based on literary texts. These images can be found on paintings as well as woodblock prints and three-dimensional objects, thus highlighting the wide range of Japanese narrative art.
In this month’s edition of Art over Lunch, we will explore Love, Fight, Feast – The World of Japanese Narrative Art, at the Museum Rietberg. We will take a look at traditional monogatari-e inspired by some of the greatest scenes known to classical Japanese literature, Buddhist legends, and folktales. Based on numerous masterpieces from the 13th-20th century, the exhibition reveals how the images and motifs developed over an extended period of time; how they permeated courtly art as well as common culture; and how they continue to captivate their audience today.
Afterward, you will have time to socialize and talk about your favorite part of the exhibition over lunch in the museum's foyer. If you want to explore how narrative art developed over time and is currently enjoyed in the form of manga, Japanese graphic novels that continue to surprise and enchant readers across the world, you are free to explore the exhibition Manga – Reading the Flow on your own after lunch.
Join us for this upcoming Art over Lunch and immerse yourself in the multifaceted, colorful, and imaginative world of Japanese narrative art!
About the Guide
Linda Christinger studied East Asian and European Art History as well as Anthropology. After working in the art trade, she has established herself as an art educator in leading Zurich museums, among them the Museum Rietberg.
About Art over Lunch
Art over Lunch is a monthly event series for members of Asia Society Switzerland. Each time, we visit an exhibition or a special part of a collection with artists, curators, and experts for 45 minutes. The tours are designed to give members a different view on the vast troves at the museums and galleries in the city of Zurich and provide an opportunity to mingle and discuss.
Art over Lunch is made possible with the support of the private bank Bergos.