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Galaxy (Fugetsudoten; 風月同天)

A work made of pair of paintings stretched on frames; old documents, mineral pigments, mica, gold and silver on gampi paper.
© 2014 Kyoko Ibe

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  • A work made of pair of paintings stretched on frames; old documents, mineral pigments, mica, gold and silver on gampi paper.

Date:

2014

Artist:

Ibe Kyoko
Japanese, born 1941

About this artwork

Kyoto-based artist Ibe Kyoko pioneered the use of a textured paper made with gampi—a kind of Japanese shrub—in contemporary art. She researched ancient methods and extant works of art to arrive at her unique process of mixing mineral pigments in with gampi fibers. The calligraphy fragments set into the paper that constitutes this work are pieces of manuscript books from the late Edo to Meiji period (about 1850–1868) that she either purchased from antique dealers or were in her family.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Ibe Kyoko

Title

Galaxy (Fugetsudoten; 風月同天)

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 2014

Medium

Pair of paintings stretched on frames; old documents, mineral pigments, mica, gold and silver on gampi paper

Dimensions

Each: 180 × 75 cm; (70 7/8 × 29 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Asian Art Council of the Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

2015.171.1-2

Copyright

© 2014 Kyoko Ibe

Extended information about this artwork

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