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Art Without Heroes: Mingei

Lloyd Park, Forest Road
March 23 @ 10:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

The largest ever exhibition in the UK dedicated to Japanese folk-craft.

Mingei is the influential folk-craft movement that developed in Japan in the 1920s and 1930s in response to rapid industrialisation. Japanese philosopher Yanagi Sōetsu coined the term to mean ‘the art of the people’, ascribing cultural value and aesthetic purity to traditional craft ob sects, unnamed makers and a  simpler way of life.

With more than 80 works, including ceramics, woodwork, paper, toys, textiles, photography and film, the exhibition will incorporate unseen pieces from significant private collections in the UK and Japan, along with museum loans and historic footage from the Mingei Film Archive.


Start: March 23 @ 10:00 am
End: September 22 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue Name: William Morris Gallery
Address: Lloyd Park, Forest Road
London, E17 4PP United Kingdom

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