To date, the art works of two major artists have been subject to the Re-create process: Johannes Vermeer, one of the undisputed masters of the Dutch Golden Age, and Katsushika Hokusai, an ukiyo-e artist renowned internationally for his majestic mountains and waves. Re-create exhibitions suggest a new way to enjoy art, by giving spatial and temporal context to original art works—by setting them in motion and history—and thereby giving us the opportunity to reconsider and reimagine these masterpieces in what Dr. Shin-Ichi Fukuoka calls dynamic equilibrium, the ever-changing flow of life.
February 24 – March 21 2015, Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry
RE-CREATE NYC 2015 will be the first international showcase of all 37 Vermeer Re-creates, in New York City, the adopted home of exhibition Director, Dr. Shin-Ichi Fukuoka. As well as lifesize Re-creates of all the extant Vermeers, the exhibition, which is running concurrently in Tokyo, will reveal how Vermeer lived in an age of rich scientific curiosity and discovery, as well as how science may have been a part of the life of the master artist. Read more
January 5 – March 10 2015, Nihonbashi Muromachi Center Building
Following its successful Tokyo residency in 2012-2013 and a smash hit national tour, the original Vermeer: Realm of Light exhibition is back in a new venue in Tokyo for 2015. All 37 Vermeers are brought together in a single venue to allow the visitor to journey through time to see Vermeer’s progression as an artist and Master of Light. The exhibition is being held concurrently with RE-CREATE NYC 2015. Read more
The first Re-create exhibition was held in 2012 in Ginza, Tokyo, at the Vermeer Center Ginza. Here, visitors could immerse themselves in re-creates of all 37 extant Vermeers, displayed in chronological order, alongside panels providing insight into Vermeer as an artist and early adopter of scientific innovation. The exhibition is now touring Japan, capturing the attention of Vermeer fans, new and old alike, wherever it goes. Read more
Katsushika Hokusai was the second artist to be part of the Re-create project, specifically his iconic Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji series of woodblock prints, which includes the Great Wave off Kanagawa. The Brilliant Hokusai! Realm of Light exhibition was held in 2013 in Ginza, Tokyo, and has subsequently toured a number of cities around Japan. Read more