Ukiyo-e prints and 1950s/1960s Japanese art in Brussels
As of 21 October 2016 a Japanese prints exhibition will open in Brussels. As part of the celebrations of 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Belgium, the Royal Museum of Art and History (Jubelparkmuseum) will put its own collection of Japanese prints on display. The Brussels collection is strong in 18th century prints and holds beautiful works by Harunobu amongst others. In total 416 works will be exhibited (in two installments) and together they present the history of Japanese prints from the early 18th century up to the early 20th century.
At the same time BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts) organizes the exhibition A Feverish Era in Japanese Art. Expressionism in the 50’s and 60’s. Curated by three Japanese curators this exhibition presents the artistic interactions between Japan and the West after the Second World War.
Further information on Japan activities in Belgium can be found on the website dedicated to 150 years of friendship between Japan and Belgium.