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Jones to give online lecture at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Meghen Jones, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art & Design will present the 34th Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture entitled Rebellion and Reverberation in Japanese Ceramic Art Since the 1960s at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at 3:30pm PT on Dec. 5, 2021.


Meghen Jones, PhD will present the 34th Annual Michele and Peter Berton Memorial Lecture entitled Rebellion and Reverberation in Japanese Ceramic Art Since the 1960s at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at 3:30pm PT on  Dec. 5, 2021.

This lecture will survey pivotal breakthroughs in Japanese ceramic art from the 1960s to today. From pop art-influenced vessels and “clay work” sculpture to kōgei tied to the “logic of craft,” an array of recent work will be discussed. Blurring the distinction between tradition and the avant-garde, these objects reverberate with both the past and the global present.

Japan has often been described as a paradise for potters. Within its dynamic environment of ceramics discourse, many contemporary artists have challenged existing norms, identified with counter-cultural values, and sought international dialogue.

Meghen Jones is Associate Professor of Art History at Alfred University. Her research centers on modern Japanese art and design and the global flows of ceramics. She was co-editor, with Louise Allison Cort, of Ceramics and Modernity in Japan, and is curator and catalogue editor of the fall 2021 Alfred Ceramic Art Museum exhibition, Path of the Teabowl.

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