BLOOMING JAPAN – Flowers and gardens in Japanese photographies at the end of the XIX century

Milan, 29 Arts in Progress gallery, 9th of April – 22nd of May 2021

29 Arts in Progress gallery and the Museo delle Culture di Lugano (MUSEC) present a fine selection of photographies from the Ceschin Pilone Collection about Japanese flowers and gardens. The Western point of view about Japan was greatly influenced by these images, figuring out Japan as an always-blooming idillic country.

The exhibition also shows the Japanese perspective about flowers. In the local artistic tradition flowers become significant time-markers indicating the time flowing in a ciclic view of life linked to the concept of impermanence in Buddhism.