The Gallery

Sokyo Lisbon is a contemporary ceramics and art gallery based in Portugal in partnership with Sokyo Gallery in Kyoto, Japan.Japanese ceramics is one of the oldest craft traditions in Japan. Going from utility objects commonly associated with the tea ceremony to the irreproachable aesthetics of ceramic sculptures, the excellence of the country’s ceramic tradition is recognized all around the world.Acknowledging that Sokyo Lisbon intends to add value to the art scene in Portugal and in Europe showing the highest quality of Japanese contemporary ceramics and works of art. By doing so the gallery wants to honor the bridge between Portugal and Japan built in the 16th century, when the Portuguese arrived in Japan and started a lively commercial exchange of cultural goods and handicraft techniques, and continue it by exploring art production in a context of cultural interaction, opening new possibilities of artistic expression between Japan - Portugal - Europe. About:Founded in 2013 and established as a leader in the contemporary Japanese ceramics and art field, Sokyo Gallery represents over sixty artists working with ceramics, lacquer, textiles, glass and metal.In 2018, Atsumi Fujita Project was found under Sokyo Gallery’s program. The project focuses on contemporary art such as sculpture, painting, photography and drawings that are inspired from traditional materials and sensitivities that exists in daily life and the nature. The Lisbon and Kyoto’s Gallery Director has been investing in young artists, most of them represented internationally in public and private collections, and is responsible for many successful exhibitions held at the Kyoto gallery, attracting visitors, curators and collectors from all over the world.The Kyoto gallery participates regularly in international art fairs such as Artissima, ART021, Collect London, Dangdai, Design Basel, TEFAF Maastricht and works closely with museums and institutions such as The British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Centre Pompidou, Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others.

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