Transcendent Clay / Kondo: A Century of Japanese Ceramic Art

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March 23, 2023 – September 24, 2023 

This exhibition features works by three generations of the Kyoto-based Kondo ceramic dynasty. Ranging from traditional porcelain vessels to meditative sculptures cast from the artist’s body and accented with a “silver mist” glaze, this compelling exhibition serves as a bridge between the past and the present as well as meditation on the future of Japanese ceramics.

This exhibition was curated by Joe Earle and organized by the Lowe Art Museum. Joe Earle was the Director of Japan Society Gallery in New York until 2012 and has held leadership positions in Asian art departments at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Transcendent Clay / Kondo: A Century of Japanese Ceramic Art was made possible by the Collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz with support from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Coral Gables; Beaux Arts Miami; Lowe members; the Japan Foundation, New York; the Cowles Charitable Trust; the Funding Arts Network; and Abbey Chase/Morris Family Foundation. 



Kondō Takahiro (b. 1958), Large White Porcelain Vessel (Hakuji ōtsubo), 2019. Wheel-thrown porcelain with clear glaze, 20 1/2 × 21 7/8 × 17 3/4 inches. © Kondō Takahiro. Photo: Mugyūda Hyōgo