“A fertile terrain for investigation, Japanese culture never ceases to fascinate in its specificity. Wabi-sabi is the very essence of Japanese beauty, and concept that illustrates key notions in Japanese aesthetics: wabi represents the notion of refinement through simplicity, while sabi explores the process of weathering over time. The exhibition Wabi Sabi Shima offers a journey into the heart of a culture that celebrates nature, simplicity, and the perfection of imperfection without eschewing politics, collective memory, terrestrial violence, or the realities of the present day.” (Nathalie Guiot & Philippe Terrier-Hermann)
Texts by Nathalie Guiot, Philippe Terrier-Hermann, Michaël Ferrier, Sophie Cavalerio, Valérie Douniaux, Emmanuelle Huynh.
Exhibited artists : Yo Akiyama, Ryoko Aoki & Zon Ito, Yukari Araki, Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Nicolas Flo’ch, Pierre-Jean Giloux, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Kawase Hasui, Camille Henrot, Mitsushiro Ikeda, Takuro Kuwata, José Lévy, Shunsuke François Nanjo, Yoshihiro Suda, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Risaku Suzuki, Yosuke Takeda, Shochiku III Tanabe, Philippe Terrier-Hermann, Satoru Toma, Kaoru Usukubo, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Michael Whittle, Miwa Yanagi, Tomotaka Yasui, Yamabe Yasushi, Tomoko Yoneda, Ayako Yoshimura,