Time & Location
6:30 – 8:30pm
Fu Qiumeng Fine Art
65 E 80th St., Ground Floor, NY 10075
About the event
On the occasion of contemporary Japanese-American artist Hisao Hanafusa’s solo exhibition "Borrowing Nature’s Power" at Fu Qiumeng Fine Art, Chanoyu Week NYC, in collaboration with the gallery, will host a lecture by tea master Yoshitsugu Nagano on the historic Japanese tea house and a conversation with Hanafusa on his artistic practices and the design and building of Globus Chashitsu. The lecture will include an introduction to a Japanese tea house designated as a national treasure and the process of creating Globus Chashitsu.
Advance registration is required if you wish to attend.
Fu Qiumeng Fine Art
FQM Fine Art works at the intersection between east and west, contemporary and traditional. The space is a hub for artists who explore and reinterpret classical codes and practices.
Hisao Hanafusa (b. 1937) was born in Miyakonojō, a city at the southernmost tip of Japan. After graduating from the Kyoto University of Fine Arts, he moved to New York City in 1963, where he became an active participant in the postwar art scene. Most notably, his work was featured in four group exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum in the 70s and 80s. Hanafusa is both an innovative contemporary artist and a superb craftsman of traditional Japanese carpentry. His work combines influences from contemporary Western culture with classical Eastern philosophy, which provides a unique perspective for the understanding of postwar American art.
Japanese Tea Ritual Master / Professor of the Ueda Soko school
Yoshitsugu Nagano is the youngest person to be certified in the highest rank of the Ueda Soko school of samurai tea ceremony (USRJWT), which has been practiced in Hiroshima for 400 years, and he serves as a regular professor of the school.
In 2019, he relocated to New York City, where he energetically promotes the spirituality and aesthetics of chanoyu through hosting tea rituals both for public audience and by special arrangement, presenting workshops, and teaching his students. He establishes styles of modern tea, incorporating new expressions into this tradition rooted in Zen.