Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers

When 16 Sep 2011 - 18 Dec 2011
Where Japan Society
333 E 47th Street
NY, NY 10017
United States
Enquiry 212-715-1270

Akio Hamatani, W-Orbit, 2010.  Courtesy of the artist and Japan Society NY

September 16 – December 18 2012
(Pre-celebration with Joe Earle and Kyomi Iwata on June 21, 2011, 12-2pm)

Press Release:

Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers showcases the dynamic field of Japanese fiber art. Organized as a juried show jointly presented by Japan Society and International Textile Network Japan in collaboration with Tama University Art Museum, the works on display range from ethereal silk and hemp to paper pulp and synthetic fiber using methods that are sometimes deeply traditional, but sometimes employ the latest weaving and dyeing technology along with an environmentally conscious “green” ethos. Moving far beyond traditional utility, Japan’s textile pioneers fuse past and present to create innovative, beautiful and sometimes challenging works of art.

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