Kakemono. Five centuries of Japanese painting. The Perino Collection.

Lugano, MUSEC, Villa Malpensata, 17th of July 2020 – 11th of April 2021

Curated by Matthi Forrer, the exhibition shows five centuries of Japanese paintings (XVI – XX centuries) thanks to 87 kakemonos. They are precious paper or silk hand-painted rolls. The kachōga («bird-and-flower painting») section is embellished by six albums with lacquered covers from the «Ada Ceschin e Rosanna Pilone» Collection. In fact the typical Japanese style of kachōga on kakemonos is recalled on the album covers.