Fiber Futures: Art from Japan
Exhibition, TextielMuseum Tilburg, Netherlands, 03 October 2015 – 07 February 2016
Presented here is a showcase of 30 Japanese artists at the cutting edge of fibre art. Featuring wall hangings, sculptures, monumental installations, video, and architecture, the works on display provide an understated, but at times exuberant picture of contemporary Japanese fibre art. The artists include both newcomers and established names and use flexible materials that range from silk, washi paper, jute, and hemp to steel wire, synthetic fibre, and recycled cocoons. Their methods show a deep respect for tradition as well as an openness for the latest weaving and dying technology. Textiles provide for the most basic human needs while also being integral to technical developments in industries such as aerospace.