Featuring Jun Kaneko’s mammoth ceramic art sculptures, the site’s first public art initiative illuminates Frank Lloyd Wright’s enduring interest in nature and Japanese culture. I Lobo You lets you take a peek inside of this art exhibition and leads on your a neverending modern art tour for you to fuel your inspiration!
“The reality of the building does not consist in roof and walls but in the space within to be lived in.”words by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu.
The Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative has partnered with the house for The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko, an outdoor art installation of seven of the Japanese artist’s ceramic works, as well as a series of smaller works on view inside the visitor center.
Jun Kaneko is best known for pushing the boundaries of what is possible in ceramic, slowly layering literal tons of clay over weeks and months to shape some of the world’s largest ceramic artworks. With a touch of humor, the artist refers to these large sculpture objects as dangos, after a Japanese term for dumplings and other gently rounded forms. He finishes his dangos with exuberantly colorful skins of geometric shapes, abstract marks, and drips that embrace the unpredictability of working in this medium.
Each of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs conveys a deep understanding of how the inner workings of space should communicate with not only its exterior but also its natural surroundings. Guided by this principle, the architect considered his Martin House, with its multiple structures, gardener’s cottage, pergola, and conservatory, to be his “opus.”
The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko
June 26, 2020 – October 3, 2021
Designed and built from 1903 to 1905 in Buffalo, New York, the 32,000-square-foot estate completed a 25-year, multi-million-dollar renovation in 2019. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the Prairie house has reopened for public tours and events, and with this summer bringing its first public art exhibition, visitors will find distinct cultural experiences both inside and out.