Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo

In honor of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition centennial celebration, TAI Modern is thrilled to present an expansive group exhibition.

The show will include over 40bamboo artworks spanning from 1887 to the present. The 1915 Panama-California Exposition -- which celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and sought to establish San Diego as a port of call -- was the site of a major early exhibition of Japanese arts and culture, including bamboo art, in the United States. Beginning in the late 19th Century, Japan’s participation in the world’s fairs initiated some of the earliest encounters with Japan’s art and culture within Europe and the United States, resulting in an enormous demand for their unique products.

Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery will celebrate the fairs’ roles as critical moments of international exposure that inspired Japanese bamboo artists to further their crafts. TAI Modern is a Santa Fe-based fine arts gallery dedicated to exhibiting and supporting contemporary art in a variety of media, with a particular focus on Japanese bamboo art and baskets.

Exhibit runs September 11 to December 6.

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