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— Keiji Ito | Kazuhito Nagasawa —


Galleria Monopoli

Via Giovanni Ventura 6, 20134 Milano

From Sept. 19, 2017
to Oct. 26, 2017



Sept. 19, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.



From Sept. 26, 2017
to Oct. 26, 2017


The title of the exhibition refers to a particular Japanese aesthetic principle combining the contrasting characteristics of roughness and refinement. The term Shibui was used from the Muromachi period (1336-1573) to describe the astringent taste of acerbic kaki. Later, the same term was associated with a particular aesthetic canon used to refer to anything that was nice to be underestimated and devoid of particular elaborations. The charm of a shibui object lies in being a retained force, a hidden beauty, to be discovered little by little, on which to dwell for a long time, even if you need only a moment to understand it.