Fou Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, Crafting the Past from the Future, which will take place from Jan. 15, 2022, to March 13, 2022. The exhibition features thirty-five works of art from the early twentieth century to the contemporary era. This selection of artworks allows visitors to travel through time and to recognize artists’ continuous effort in exploring the changing roles of crafts. This exhibition will show how artists or crafters held rich visions of the past and future, and how their artworks came out of these imaginings.
From folk art for the great mass of people to new technology or material-based crafts that are almost indistinguishable from fine arts, this exhibition examines how artists/crafters from different time periods have renewed the concept of craft. Their works can perhaps advise us how to retrieve beauty from our rapidly degrading physical world amidst unlimited digital revolution.
Artists: Shuyi Cao (b. 1990), Meng Du (b. 1986), Sueharu Fukami (b. 1947), Tsuji Hokuyosai II (b. 1909–1999), Kyoko Ibe (b. 1941), Sekigawa Katsunobu (ca. 19th century), Liang Wanying (b. 1989), Lin Yan (b. 1961), Tomio Munemi, Isshū Saiuchi (b. 1910), Arai Sōu (1890–1967), Koma Yasutada (ca. 19th century), and other anonymous artists.