Message from Ryoji Koie.” Thursday, May 9, 2024 - Saturday, May 25, 2024

  • 15.3×19.7×h1.2cm

    This is Demo Tape

  • 33.8×37.7×h13.3cm

    return to the earth

  • 1989



  • 1990

    Soil ⇄ Glass Mask

  • Chernobyl

  • 1988

    weeding out - Inokashira

    Soil of Inokashira Pond


  • 1994

    Doro-ing Message of soil and water

    hanji paper with humus


  • ceramics

    Korean style cauldron


  • ceramics

    Korean style cauldron


Gallery NOW is pleased to present “A Message from Ryoji Koie” from May 9 (Thu) to May 25 (Sat), 2024.
While producing craft works such as tea bowls and pots, Ryoji Koie was also influenced by Kazuo Yagi and others in the Kyoto-based avant-garde ceramics group “Sodeisha” and moved toward the production of objets d’art.
Gradually, these objects evolved into works that conveyed a message to society. While asking himself the question, “What is pottery?”, Koie created his own unique world of expression by firing various objects and materials, including sewing machines, clocks, clay from Inokashira Pond, steel plates, aluminum, glass, shelves, and stones.
We hope you will receive the message left by Ryoji Koie, who passed away on August 6, 2020, at the age of 82.

Exhibition Outline

Name of Exhibition:Message from Ryoji Koie
Dates: Thursday, May 9, 2024 - Saturday, May 25, 2024
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Opening hours: 11:00 - 18:00
Venue: Gallery NOW

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