NETSUKE: THE EVOLUTION OF AN OBJECT
Mar 29 – Jun 29
Samek Gallery-Conversations Gallery
Guest Curator: Frank Fina, Samek Gallery Fellow
Netsuke were developed as toggles in the seventeenth century to hold lacquer boxes in the sashes of kimonos. Evolved from simple tools, netsuke developed into intricate works indicative of fashion, class, and culture. These objects and their continuously evolving function call into question the separation of Art, Craft, and Fashion.