What's so special about white?
De Waal, who has made a name with his gorgeous collection of Japanese sculptures, prolific writing and magical porcelain works, argues that white is far from blank. It has fascinating links to the abstract, spiritual and minimalist, with a unique power for each individual.
For de Waal white has a kaleidoscope of meanings, from J.M.W. Turner's porcelain palette to Kazimir Malevich's Suprematist Teapot.
Look out for Cy Twombly's white-washed sculpture and even a small ivory netsuke (sculpture) of a hare with amber eyes, straight out of de Waal's collection. You'll also want to admire the incredible porcelain installations by de Waal himself, which are certainly what will draw the crowds to this small exhibition in the Royal Academy.
|What||Edmund de Waal: white, Royal Academy|
|Where||Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
26 Sep 15 – 03 Jan 16, Thursdays to Sundays, 10am – 6pm, late night Fridays to 10pm Final week open Monday – Sunday
|Price||£5. Under 16s go free when accompanied by a fee paying adult|
|Website||Click here to book tickets|