Written on October 14, 2014
This title represents two exhibitions sharing one, large gallery: the boro show along with Naked Shapes, an ingenious exhibition of largely post-war objects made in Japan using repurposed aluminum scraps.
The two exhibits, each of which was conceived by and debuted at Domaine de Boisbuchet are complementary to each other in so many ways, most essentially in the way that they portray Japanese artistry as pertains the inventive use of recycled materials.
MUDE is a restored bank which accounts for so many of the interior’s preserved, luxurious stone materials which provide a stark contrast to the raw treatment of the ceilings and columns. This interior sets the perfect backdrop for both “Boro: The Fabric of Life” and “Naked Shapes.”
Raw Japan: Boro – The Fabric of Life, Naked Shapes/
Japão a Cru: Boro – O Tecido da Vida, Puras Formas
Ayako Kamozawa, Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, Stephen Szczepanek
Raquel Santos, Luís Saraiva
Anabela Becho, Susana Santos
with the support of Cátia Souto e Sofia Lopes (Fundação Oriente – Museu do Oriente)
Cristina Gomes, Celina Trindade, Catarina Cid
Pedro Rosa, Pedro Muñoz, Gonçalo Vieira
MUDE would like to thank Alexander von Vegesack and
Mathias Schwartz-Clauss from CIRECA / Domaine de Boisbuchet as to all the colectors for the confidance in lending their pieces: Anna Heringer, Amy Katoh, Kei Kawasaki, Seiji Onishi, Naohito Shikama, Keiichi Sumi, Stephen Szczepanek, Alexander von Vegesack, Nobuhiro Yamaguchi
The Fabric of Life, Naked Shapes were produced by CIRECA / Domaine de Boisbuchet, France