Curator Art Tour: Rosetsu – Ferocious Brush

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For Members of Asia Society Switzerland Only

Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799): Monkey on A Rock, ca. 1792 – 1794, Ink, colors and gold leaf on paper, mounted on screen, private collection, Japan.

Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799): Monkey on A Rock, ca. 1792 – 1794, Ink, colors and gold leaf on paper, mounted on screen, private collection, Japan.

Asia Society Switzerland invites you to the guided art tour with Matthew McKelway, co-curator of the exhibition «ROSETSU – Ferocious Brush» at the Rietberg Museum, Zurich.

For eight weeks only and for the first time outside of Japan, the Rietberg Museum hosts the entire painted walls of the Zen temple Muryōji and a number of other, awe-inspiring masterpieces by the Japanese artist Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754–1799). Rosetsu’s highly dynamic paintings created with vigorous brushstrokes, but also his delicate compositions painted with fine brushes and rich color are replete with energy, wit and modern appeal.

 

Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799): Tiger. Detail from a series of 6 sliding doors, 1786; ink on paper, Muryōji, Kushimoto.

Program

14:00 Performance: «Kasetsu in conversation» (optional) at Sommerpavillon

15:30 Guided Art Tour with the Co-Curator through the exhibition

16:30 End

 

This tour is for Asia Society Switzerland members only and limited to 20 people. How to become a member?

Tickets sales close by September 10, 2018.

 


About the Co-Curator

Matthew McKelway is the Takeo and Itsuko Atsumi Professor of Japanese Art History, the Director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art and the Director of Art Humanities at the Columbia University, New York. He specializes in the history of late medieval and early modern Japanese painting. In his publications he has sought to understand Japanese paintings according to the physical and cultural contexts of their creators in order to discover the motivations – whether political, personal, literary, or philosophical – that drove them to make pictures in particular ways. He has held visiting professorships at the Free University of Berlin, University of Heidelberg, Waseda University, and Seijō University.

 

About the Performance

«Kasetsu in conversation»
What was the image Rosetsu had in mind when he created his pen name? In her taged performance, the Japanese contemporary calligrapher, Kasetsu will explore what the master was thinking when he saw the full-bloomed reed on his way to Kii province. In a marriage of form and meaning, playing on the character for ‘FLOWER 華’her introspective act will imbue the air with Rosetsu’s spirit.

 

Event Details

Sat 15 Sep 2018
2 - 4:30 p.m.

Museum Rietberg
Gablerstrasse 15
8002 Zurich

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