Confluence / Takesada Matsutani / Aliska Lahusen
The Manggha Museum has the pleasure of hosting two world famous artists, precursors of the sixties avant-garde, whose art continues to flow between Japan, France and Poland.
Takesada Matsutani comes to Poland directly from this year’s Venice Biennale. The artist is absolutely Japanese in his minimalist, abstract projects, despite using, for the most part, contemporary and thoroughly European techniques. His monumental installations and vinyl-glue paintings or papers take the viewer into a world of Eastern contemplation and force them to pause in “the now.”
Aliska Lahusen, originally from Poland, is an artist whose work betrays a fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun. Not only at the level of philosophical comprehension, or minimalist composition, but also—or perhaps above all—in her skill of using lacquer, which she has mastered to perfection. By lacquering her objects Lahusen gives them an unmistakably unique sheen. Looking at their own reflections in these works, the viewers are transported into a world of tranquility and contemplation.
What brought these two together was Paris, where both artists have their ateliers, and of course Japan.
Two such different histories and artistic attitudes now meet in a shared stream.
We would like to invite you to yield to and flow with the current of these streams, which take their rise from the perennially snowy peak of Fuji.
This event happens in Manggha Centre