Current Exhibitions

Special Exhibition“Kuroda Taizo”

Outline

TAIZO KURODA’S ‘PURE WHITE’ IS THE COLOUR OF HIS SPIRIT THAT NEVER STOPS IN PURSUIT OF THE TRUTH. ―Ando Tadao, Architect

Kuroda Taizo (1946– ) is known worldwide for his graceful, tranquil white porcelain works. He traveled to Paris at the age of twenty and experienced the art of pottery for the first time in Canada in 1967, which led him to working on it with great interest. After his return to Japan, Kuroda held his first solo exhibition in 1982. White porcelain became the center of his creative activities since 1992, when he first showed his white porcelain works to the public.
Kuroda’s white porcelain works are thinly potted and, while having a delicate, tense outline, their surfaces display soft, elegant circular wheel marks, each work delivering its compelling charm. He compares the creation of white porcelain to expressing “a word between ‘yes’ and ‘no’”. In other words, he views his works as forms of expressions that cannot be explained in words.
This exhibition showcases approximately sixty white porcelain works by Kuroda, mostly from the collections of Ise Cultural Foundation and The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. The artist’s world is introduced through his major works, from vases, having particular forms that have drawn inspiration from the meiping vase, to “cylinders,” which are simple forms comprising straight lines and circles, naturally made out of the rotation of the potter’s wheel.

Information

TitleSpecial Exhibition
“Kuroda Taizo”
DatesSaturday, November 21, 2020~Sunday, July 25, 2021
VenueThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka Closed daysMondays (open on November 23, January 11 and May 3), November 24, December 28–January 4, January 12 and May 6
Opening hours9:30 am–5:00 pm
※Last admission: 30 minutes prior to closing
Organized byThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Sponsored byIse Foundation
Number of items on display60 works With the cooperation ofCo. TAIZO
AdmissionGeneral admission 1,400 (1,200) yen
University and high school students 700 (600) yen
a. Prices in parenthesis are group discount rates for a party of 20 or more
b. The following visitors are free of charge (please show ID):
① Holders of special IDs such as Shogaisha techo (Disability Identification Booklet), including one attendant
② Residents of Osaka City aged 65 or older
③ Junior high school students and younger children
Also showing “KAKIEMON—Selected Works from the Yumeuzuras Collection”
Chinese & Korean Ceramics of the Ataka Collection, Korean Ceramics of the Rhee Byung-chang Collection, Japanese Ceramics, Chinese Snuff Bottles of the Oki Shoichiro Collection, Contemporary Ceramics
Inquiries The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Phone: 06-6223-0055
Fax : 06-6223-0057

Examples of Objects on Display