144. The Art of Transformation — A Conversation with Makoto Fujimura
In Japanese culture there is a beautiful practice called Kintsugi, which translates roughly to “golden repair”. This is how it works: when a piece of ceramic breaks, like a teacup or plate, instead of gluing the broken pieces back together so that the cracks are hidden, a special gold or silver adhesive is used so that the fractures are emphasized and even celebrated. In this episode, Zach Davis spoke with Makoto Fujimura, an artist and writer who has reflected deeply on the meaning of kintsugi and more broadly about the relationship of art and faith. In their conversation, they explore how beauty can help us draw near to God, the role of creativity in bridging our differences, and how we can live with hope even in times of despair.Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary artist whose art has been described by David Brooks of New York Times as “a small rebellion against the quickening of time”. Fujimura is also an arts advocate, writer, and speaker and was recently awarded the Kuyper prize for his religious engagement in matters of social, political, and cultural significance. He is the author of several books, including Art+Faith: A Theology of Making.
When most of us were three years old, we were “creators”, “artists”, and “sculptors” around the kitchen table and in our art classes. But for some reason, at some point, most adults seem to have lost that creative nature. The truth is, we were created by a creative God, in His image. Creation is all around us…creativity is within each one of us. This week on Missions Today, we seek to go deeper into this topic with world-renowned artist Makoto Fujimura. Join us as we learn more about the mission of art and faith, culture care, and the importance of creation in each of our lives. That’s this week on Missions Today! For more information on our guest this week and his work, please check out the links below: Makoto Fujimura Culture Care Academy Kintsugi Art and Faith: A Theology of Making #Fujimura #Art #Faith #Kintsugi #culturecare #creation #artist #painting #sculpture,
Episode 6 - Theology of Making with Makoto Fujimura
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Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary painter, a well known writer, curator, and founder. At his core, he is a creator. Perhaps best known for his bicultural artwork, Makoto fuses abstract expressionism together with the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga and Kachoga (bird-and-flower painting tradition). His desire is to reframe how we talk about art, love, and beauty from a biblical perspective, and provide a hub that draws creative minds together from around the world. Makoto shares more about partnering with God and the coming of his New Creation.See more links related to Makoto’s work below:Art and Faith: A Theology of MakingCulture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common LifeSilence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born From SufferingSilence (2016)Rhapsody (2018, Bucknell University)Lux Aertena by Morten Lauridsen
Episode 218 - Art + Faith: A Theology of Making with Makoto Fujimura
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Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary painter, a well known writer, curator, and founder. At his core, he is a creator. Perhaps best known for his bicultural artwork, Makoto fuses abstract expressionism together with the traditional Japanese art of Nihonga and Kachoga (bird-and-flower painting tradition). His desire is to reframe how we talk about art, love, and beauty from a biblical perspective, and provide a hub that draws creative minds together from around the world. Makoto shares more about partnering with God and the coming of his New Creation.
Ashley Hales interviews Mako Fujimura on his artistic process, how faith and art meet and collide and give hope for sorrow and our cultural moment. Not to miss!LINKSLearn more about MakoArt + Faith bookArt + Faith group reading guideAcademy Kintsugi Ashley’s most recent book, A Spacious Life is in paperback, ebook and audio. You can find out more about her work and speaking at aahales.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Art & Culture | "A Theology of Making" with Makoto Fujimura
Shownotes:Chris is joined by contemporary artist Makoto Fujimura, author of Art + Faith: A Theology of Making. His book explores the role of creativity in the spiritual life, and it draws upon quiet disciplines such as awareness and waiting. The meditative space that Fujimura creates for prayer and praise breaks open new avenues to seek the never-ending depths of God’s beauty and grace. Sophisticated and intellectual, Fujimura’s art has been praised as a vehicle for hope, healing, redemption, and refuge.Fujimura explains how the power, mystery, and depth of art drive us to ask deeper questions. He introduces his spiritual discipline of “slow art,” speaks to the nuances of tradition, and ponders the ways art can liberate us in our cultural context. Fujimura gives us space to identify where we meet Jesus in both making and consuming. This conversation speaks to the healing gift of art as culture care, rather than a commodity.Series Info:Christians spend a lot of time talking about what is true or exploring goodness, but we do not spend as much time exploring beauty, aesthetics, and the arts. In a world full of content curated to our specific taste, we need more time and space to fill our souls with the kind of art that breaks open our curiosity and makes us come alive. Where does God meet us in the beauty of our imagination? How does art and culture shape our desires and longings?In this series “Art and Culture,” we’ll talk about imagination, memory, culture making, and memoir writing. We will have three guests guide us through the relationship between art, faith, life, story, trauma, healing, place, and nature. We pray that these conversations allow breathing room for deeper introspection, greater awareness of the natural world, and space to explore the depths of the imagination.Resources:Follow Makoto Fujimura on the web:https://makotofujimura.com Check out Makoto Fujimura’s book Art and Faith: A Theology of Making here:https://culturecarecreative.com Learn more about Makoto Fujimura’s art here:https://www.waterfall-gallery.com/makoto-fujimura Read Makoto Fujimura’s biography here:https://imagejournal.org/artist/makoto-fujimura/ Follow Mako on social media:https://www.facebook.com/makotofujimuraart www.instagram.com/iamfujimura https://twitter.com/iamfujimura
Megan and Edwin discuss Makoto Fujimura's book "Culture Care". Moments of rebirth, the limitations of "experts", and Megan's failed interview are discussed. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/ducks-never-waver-lunch-break/donations
Makoto Fujimura is a leading contemporary artist, writer, and speaker recognised worldwide as a cultural influencer. He uses Kintsugi, the ancient Japanese craft of repairing broken ceramics with golden lacquer, as a metaphor to reflect on the state of our times.
Art + Faith: Theology of Making with Makoto Fujimura
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Makoto Fujimura is a world renounced visual artist who is using his experience and his understanding to help expand the understanding of the divine. His new book Art + Faith: The Theology of Making is helping readers reconnect to a portion of spirituality that has been lost or at least pushed to the background. In some way, shape or form we are all makers. Understanding how that informs our understanding and connection to God is vital and beautiful.www.makotofujimura.comhttps://yalebooks.yale.edu/search-results/?keyword=Makoto+fujimurawww.mattkendziera.com