JORG GESSNER : THE STORY OF A WHITE SHEET Jörg GESSNER
JORG GESSNER : THE STORY OF A WHITE SHEET
6 SEPTEMBER – 18 OCTOBER 2014
You will discover the story artist Jorg Gessner shares with us on the pages of a wordless novel. This tale is both his story and that of another culture, another civilization. It is while living and traveling through Japan that the designer met Yoshinao Sugihara, a tenth generation descendant of Hashirou Sugihara, the founder of the real washi manufacture.
The washi ritual Washi?
This story could be an adventurers novel, that of a secret: the secret of manufacturing quality paper, which belonged exclusively to the Chinese and Japanese cultures right until the 8th century, when it was mastered by the Arabs. But this story could be that of the country of the rising sun as well. And as the sun rises over these lands, the men and the women of Japan discovered before the rest the true face of light.