Art exhibition, "Long Way Home" by an award winning Japanese painter, Minako Ota, will be on display and open to the public at the All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Arts from May 31 till July 29, 2012. Museum is located at: Delegatskaya Street 3, Moscow. The opening reception will be at the museum on Thursday, May 31, 6-8 PM.
Koi Diptych by Minako Ota (Acrylic on Panels and Silver Leaf, 48.5 x 122.5 cm)
Minako Ota grew up in Japan and was trained in traditional Japanese painting at an art university in Tokyo. Right after the graduation she left her country and continued her education in western painting restoration and worked and lived in USA, England and Russia. Minako’s artistic expression is deeply based on the life experiences as a perpetual foreigner.
The theme of the exhibition is to demonstrate fluidity and mutual influences of various art forms among different cultures by exhibiting Minako’s paintings and Russian enamel objects side by side, in order to find a common ground, "a home", for all of us. The display of this unique combination of artworks is accompanied by haiku poetry from an award winning Russian poet, Marina Hagen.