Book a trip to Paris: many Japanese art exhibitions in autumn 2018!
In the second half of 2018 France celebrates 160 years of friendship between Japan and France through the series of events called Japonismes 2018. A wide array of exhibitions, performances and lectures will be organized in Paris and among them are many fascinating exhibitions dedicated to Japanese art from all ages.
The exhibitions cover the works from prehistoric times up to contemporary art: a big installation by Kohei Nawa is on display in the Louvre as of July 13. Other highlights among the exhibitions will be the art of Meiji period (1868-1912) at Musée Guimet; Rinpa painting at the Musée Cernuschi and the works of the 18thcentury painter Itō Jakuchū (1710-1800) at the Petit Palais. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs will host a big exhibition dedicated to Japonisme, the movement in western art which found its origin in the Parisian art world of the late 19thcentury.
For a full overview of all exhibitions, check the Japonismes 2018 website and click on official program and associate program.