Ten Thousand Flowers at Asia Week New York
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About the Event
We are pleased to announce TAI Modern's participation in Asia Week New York (virtually this year), a ten-day celebration of Asian art with exhibitions, auctions, and special events presented by leading international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions. Ten Thousand Flowers will be open in Santa Fe through March 31st, 2021.
Ten Thousand Flowers pairs Japanese bamboo art with flowers in a nod to their longstanding relationship. In the 6th century, it was customary to place offerings of flower petals in bamboo trays before an image of the Buddha. Over time, arrangements of stemmed flowers replaced petals. Eventually, flower arrangements became more ornamental and relocated to living quarters where they were important design elements. Today, bamboo artists do not necessarily expect that their work will be used to hold flowers. The importance of functionality and relevance of ikebana is a matter of active debate, and each artist has a different stance.