Up to February 2019, the event “Japonismes 2018” celebrates 160 years of diplomatic relationships between France and Japan. But, apart from diplomacy, art has also deeply bound these two countries, and Salon d’Automne is a good example of these links.
“Japonismes 2018” is an event which is organised by “La Fondation du Japon” and “La Maison de la Culture du Japon” in Paris. For this occurrence, a lot of activities about Japanese traditional and contemporary culture will take place in Paris but also in other French cities (Nantes, Toulouse, Nice, Lyon etc.), as exhibitions, tea tastings, concerts, performances, lectures…
Salon d’Automne has had strong bonds with Japanese artists for many years and has strengthened artists’ fame. For instance, in 1924, the famous painter Foujita exhibited Youki, la déesse de la neige at Salon d’Automne and the critics praised his work to the skies. This year 2018, Salon d’Automne will show the diversity of Japanese contemporary arts again with a lot of artists, among who Yamazaki Osamu (painting), Gomumarin (textile), Uchida Shohei (engraving), Haruna Okuyama (digital art), Aria Sheep (photography), Futakami Masashi (sculpture)… But these are not only unilateral exchanges. Indeed, every Summer, some French artists have the opportunity to exhibit their works at the National Art Center in Tokyo, thanks to the relationships between Salon d’Automne and CAEA (Club des Amis de l’Europe et des Arts) for 40 years. To discover every Japanese artists who will take part in Salon d’Automne, come from Monday 25th to Sunday 28th of October at Avenue des Champs-Elysées, place Clemenceau !
For more details about “Japonismes 2018” : https://japonismes.org/en/