Okinawan Art and Design in London
For those in the UK next week an Okinawan Art and Design Exhibition: ‘Loochoo Time’ is being held at the Crypt Gallery, St.Pancras Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA.
“In the second half of the 18th century British Navy ships ran aground near Okinawa. The kindness and help of the Ryukyuan people at that time is well recorded. The British called Ryukyu “Loochoo”, and reported that they were deeply impressed by Ryukyuans’ culture and hospitality. The culture of the Ryukyu Dynasty still has a significant effect on both Okinawan artists and designers.”
In this exhibition, the artists and designers, who are all in some way influenced by Okinawan culture and traditions, have created works that respond in very personal ways to their conceptual thinking about time. On the opening evening there will also be performances of traditional Okinawan music and dance.
The exhibition will be held on these dates:
26 Thu – 29 Sun 12pm-7pm
30 Mon 12pm-5pm
Private view Wed 25th April 6:00pm – 9:00pm