ukiyo-e pop

5 July - 8 Sep 2012
Private view: 5 July 2012 17:00-19:00
Opening Party: 5 July 2012 19:00-21:00

Tue to Fri 12:00-18:00
Sat & Sun 12:00-17:00
During the London Olympics (27 July - 12 Aug) the gallery will be open 7 days a week.

The authentic natural lifestyle of the people in the Edo period and the cultural trends and arts sprung from its connectedness to nature strongly influenced Europe in the late 19th century. To illustrate the roots of Japonism, ICN gallery is proud to present 24 carefully selected Ukiyo-e prints from Japan's most famous artists of landscape prints, Hokusai and Hiroshige. The iconic designs of the acclaimed print series 36 views of Mount Fuji and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo show innovative compositions, techniques and colourations. Their artistic quality was recognised in the West and had a profound influence on artists like Van Gogh. Additional 20 works from current J-pop artists exhibited in the basement floor illustrate how this trend continues to date.

GF "Masters of Landscape" Guest Curator Dr. Monika Hinkel (SOAS/V&A)
BF "Contemporary Landscape" Curator Hisami Omori (ICN)

Gallery Talks (with complimentary AOI green tea for all guests):
19 July 7pm-8pm "Hokusai & Hiroshige: Masters of Ukiyo-e Landscape prints" by Dr. Monika Hinkel (SOAS/V&A)
2 Aug 7pm-8pm "Ukiyo-e from the design point of view" by Joe Keating (Designer) & Hisami Omori (Curator)
16 Aug 7pm-8pm "Japanese Landscape prints: Then&Now" by Dr. Monika Hinkel (SOAS/V&A)

Special announcement
Riusuke Fukahori "Muses" (2011)Special Summer Exhibition celebrating the London Olympics Games

Press Release
English (PDF: 5.3MB)