Arts Picks: Asian maps at National Library, women ceramic artists, Mint Museum of Toys

(Clockwise from top left) Fujino Sachiko’s Forming A Voice - White, the entrance to the Mint Museum of Toys, and a fan with a map of China and Beijing. PHOTOS: MULAN GALLERY, NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD, ONG SOR FERN
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The first map in this exhibition is, surprisingly, a plate. The 19th-century Arita ware with a map of Japan on it is a signal that this is no ordinary map show. Instead of Western cartographs, this show offers cloth paintings, metal objects and even a fan created through the ages by Asian mapmakers.

This is an ambitious show with more than 60 objects, created in partnership with the Embassy of France. It chooses a macro view, presenting intriguing samplers of mapmaking from China, Japan, India and the Arab world.

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