Shibunkaku is pleased to announce Morita Shiryū: Bokujin, an exhibition that brings into the spotlight an artist who left his distinctive mark on modern art and irrevocably changed the landscape of Japanese postwar calligraphy.
In the early 1950s, the emerging avant-garde movement of calligraphy, incorporating inspiration from American and European abstract painting, began to garner recognition on the stages of the international art world. At the center of this unprecedented endeavor was the calligrapher Morita Shiryū, connecting East and West, and fusing the traditional art of calligraphy with modern abstract painting.
The present exhibition centers on Morita’s calligraphy from the 1960s, when he established himself as part of the international modern art world and was widely active at home and abroad, but also includes works as early as from the 1940s up to the 1980s and 1990s. We’re excited to welcome you to Morita Shiryū: Bokujin.