Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Asian Art Museum

And while we're on the subject of fashion art exhibits,
there's one right here in San Francisco on contemporary
Japanese fashion that I've been meaning to attend for
quite awhile now. Maybe I'll have time to check it out
next week when things settle down at work a little bit...

From the Asian Art Museum Website:

Japanese fashion: It’s more than meets the eye.

Conceived by acclaimed artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, this special
exhibition spotlights the sculptural essence of contemporary
Japanese fashion through the works of Rei Kawakubo, Issey
Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and others. Debuting alongside the
21 innovative creations of these celebrated designers are four
never-before-seen black-and-white photographs
by Sugimoto
that capture the garments’ shadows, lines, and fullness of

On view exclusively at the Asian Art Museum, this is the first
major exhibition to combine the collective talents of such
leading Japanese fashion luminaries with new work by
Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of today's most compelling artists.

The garments—borrowed from the Kyoto Costume Institute,
one of the world's leading repositories of haute couture—date
from 1983 to 2007, and include a range of materials and
methods from various seasons...all "with textures, colors, and
shapes worthy of definition as sculpture."

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