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Kasimir Malevich Raku Kichizaemon XV at Annely Juda Fine Art, London


Raku Kichizaemon XV・Jikinyū (b.1949) Yakinuki-type 'Rock' White Raku tea bowl named Gyō (dawn), 2022 12.9 x 15.6 cm

We are delighted to announce an exhibition of 20 drawings by Kasimir Malevich (1879-1935) and 20 tea bowls by Raku Jikinyū (b.1949) from his recent White Rock series at Annely Juda Fine Art (London, U.K). The exhibition will also include one classic Black Raku tea bowl made in the early 1580s by the first Raku master Chōjirō (d.1589).

The exhibition follows the exhibition Kichizaemon X Malevich held from September 2021 to January 2022 at the Sagawa Art Museum in Japan and will be the first time for the work of Jikinyū to be shown in the UK.


The link to the exhibition page is

https://www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk/exhibitions/346-kasimir-malevich-raku-kichizaemon-xv/overview/


Kasimir Malevich was a Russian avant-garde artist famous as the pioneer of Suprematism and the championing of non-objectivity. His most representative works are his Black Square painting of 1915 and his White on White of 1918. These seminal modernist works had a major influence on the development of 20th century abstract art and minimalism. Of the artist’s works on paper in the exhibition, Andréi Nakov, editor of Malevich’s catalogue rasionné, writes: “We must be especially attentive to the work of the artist’s hand and pencil, for it is always of a great formal efficiency corresponding to the conceptual ambition driving it, the necessity of clarity underlying new forms. […] In every instance the graphic creation of Non-Objective planes — Suprematist forms — is particularly strong. The forms appear with a staggering simplicity and accuracy yet also with undeniable feeling.”

Meanwhile, Raku Jikinyū writes the following on the influence of Malevich’s work:

“As regards Malevich, my interest in him became all the greater in 2015 when the exhibition Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl was shown at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. It was a large-scale exhibition of 170 works covering the sixteen-generation history of the Raku family from the time of our founder Chōjirō up to the present day. There was one work by Malevich I particularly wanted to see while I was in Russia. It was his Black Square of 1915 owned by the Tretyakov

Gallery in Moscow. Its pure blackness has long affected me and has rooted itself deeply into my consciousness.”

This exhibition is the result of a long friendship between David Juda, Raku Jikinyū and his wife Fujiko.


The exhibition will be a rare occasion to see the latest tea bowls made by Raku Jikinyū, who has devoted his career to exploring the possibilities of the traditional Raku tea bowl format in a constant search for new modes of expression, exhibited side by side with the drawings by Kasimir Malevich, who was a pioneer of avant-garde art of the early 20th century.


A fully-illustrated catalogue, including essays by Raku Jikinyū and Andréi Nakov, will be available. To see an online version of this catalogue, please click here:

A catalogue of the exhibition will be available.


Kasimir Malevich, Raku Kichizaemon XV


When:12th May – 9th July 2022

Where:Annley Juda Fine Art 23 Dering Street, London W1S 1AW, U.K


For further information, please contact mitochukoeki@art.nifty.jp


Contact:Mitochu Koeki Co. Lobby Floor, Hotel New Otani, Kioi-cho Chiyoda-ku,

102-0094 Tokyo, Japan

TEL +81-3-3239-0845 www.koheki.com