Saturday, 17 December 2011

Last Call - Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers

Today we had a stroll in Manhattans midtown East heading for Japan Society and the exhibition "Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers". If you're in New York there is still time - tomorrow will be the last day of this absolutely beautiful exhibition showcasing the dynamic field of Japanese fiber art.

"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."



Frederick said...

Thanks for sharing your discovery! Glad you got to see something worthwhile at the Japan Society. I think we saw a great ceramic show when we were there a few years back which featured the various traditions from all the different areas in the country.

nordic lotus said...

Yes, I'm glad we went to see this exhibition. It had a lot in common also with sculptural ikebana. Making something new and unexpected using well known materials, changing the form, using negative space, intertwining materials etc.

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