Yunoki Samiro & Serizawa Keisuke: Katazome dyeing artists and collectors

Monday 12 February, 2024
5:00pm GMT - 6:30pm GMT

Speaker: Dr Rosanna Rios (Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow)

About the talk

In 1946, Yunoki Samiro (1922~) encountered for the first time a calendar created by Serizawa Keisuke (1895~1984) at the Ohara Museum in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture. This encounter marked the beginning of a long-lasting relationship between the two artists, as pupil and mentor, producing works in Japanese katazome (traditional stencil dyeing). Their activities and involvement in the Mingei movement, led by Sōetsu Yanagi (1889-1961), encouraged a collecting urge that influenced their creative output. This lecture reviews their mutual developments as textile artists within Mingei and how the act of collecting shaped their work individually.

This talk will take place at FAMES Room 8/9, at the University of Cambridge.

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