Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) was an Indian filmmaker and one of the true masters of world cinema, known for his deeply humanistic approach. He made his films in Bengali, a language spoken in West Bengal, the eastern state of India, and Bangladesh.
As Steven Chung, the Korean Studies scholar based at Princeton, notes, "the women's melodrama of the late 1950s was arguably one of the most important and influential of the period's mass cultural products." Melodrama is still a huge part of South Korean film, so much so that it seeps into other genres such as horror or war films.
Highlighting 22 works by 20 artists, this exhibition celebrates selected Japanese contemporary works from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection of San Francisco. The works demonstrate how contemporary Japanese potters appreciate and continue the long tradition of ceramics, but at the same time depart from convention in search of the new.
How do you fill an empty space with a sensory experience? Artist Jung Ran Bae takes this question as a source of inspiration to create an experience where touch, sight and sound help to shift perceptions.