"... spaces that have the capacity and authority to effectively silence their surroundings and instead prepare us to listen." Rivane Neuenshwander 

The exhibition ' Mu. The Potter and Contemporary Art ' shows the contemporary cha wan ( tea bowls ) with the Kiri Bako ( the box that the tea bowls come in ) by the Japanese potter Masashi Susuki who is based in Wakayama near Kyoto in Japan. Also presented, in sympathetic contrast, are the repetitive hand thrown bowls and stem bowls of the Irish potter Anthony O Brien who is based in Mayo. He has responded to the philosophical ideas that surround this and other exhibitions that nag Gallery has presented with Masashi Suzuki, with bowls using different types of glazes, of which some are quite rare in technique. Curator and director of nag Gallery, Mark St.John Ellis, intended that the display of the cha wan and subsquently the Irish bowls, would link aesthetically and conceptually with the reduced and process driven work which is demonstrated in this exhibition by the wall based works of Kohei Nakata, Gareth Jenkins, Tom O'Dea, Pertiwi and Roseanne Lynch.

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