Japon-Japonismes, 1867-2018 at MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris


The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris highlighs the richness of Japan’s contributions to art and design with an exhibition titled “Japon-Japonismes, 1867-2018”.

cover image: Sato Oki “Cabbage” Chair, Nendo Editions, Japan, 2008
Musée des Arts Décoratifs © MAD Paris / Photo: Jean Tholance

Open through March 3, 2019, the exhibition takes place as part of the “Japonismes 2018 : les âmes en resonance” program, which showcase the diversity of Japanese culture through nearly 100 venues in Paris and other locations in celebration of 160 years of diplomatic relations between the Government of Japan and the Government of France.
Visitors have the opportunity to admire nearly 1,500 works of art spanning a wide variety of artistic media, including art and design, fashion, graphic arts and photography.

Sou Fujimoto, acclaimed Japanese architect well known for his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 in London and the Musashino Art University Museum and Library in Tokyo, is responsible for the exhibition design, which extends over 2,200 m2 on three floors of the Rohan Wing.
“Japon-Japonismes, 1867-2018” presents the Musée de Arts Décoratifs’ collection of historic Japanese artworks – one of the most important in France – alongside Western Japanized creations.
The exhibition includes works by Hokusai, Emile Gallé, René Lalique, Kuramata Shiro, Charlotte Perriand and Tanaka Ikkō.

This exhibition is co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Japan Foundation


Chiyogami — Decorated paper ,Japan,19 th century
Musée des Arts Décoratifs © MAD Paris / Photo: Jean Tholance



Issey Miyake, « Nihon buyo », Série n°1, Printemps / Été 2016
© Issey Miyake INC. / photo Francis Giacobetti


Charlotte Perriand — Bamboo chaise longue Japan, 1940
Musée des Arts Décoratifs © MAD Paris / Photo: Jean Tholance Adagp, Paris, 2018


Japon-Japonismes, 1867-2018
from November 15, 2018 through March 3, 2019
MAD – Musée des Arts Décoratifs – Site Rivoli
107-111, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

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