Painting and Weaving Opportunity: Yohji Yamamoto・Yuuka Asakura
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
'Painting and Weaving Opportunity: Yohji Yamamoto・Yuuka Asakura'
The exhibition Painting and Weaving Opportunity: Yohji Yamamoto and Yuuka Asakura, running from Saturday, 10 December, 2016 until Sunday, 12 March, 2017.
Rebellious and spirited designer Yohji Yamamoto has been surprising and stirring up the fashion world for decades, shunning its fluctuating trends in favour of a more timeless style. This exhibition, Painting and Weaving Opportunity, explores the true essence and charm of this exceptional designer who, after forty years in the business, is still producing stunningly original creations.
With his recent collections, Yamamoto has sought to incorporate paintings into his clothing. The title, Painting and Weaving Opportunity, was thought up by self-styled ‘editorial engineer’ Seigow Matsuoka at Yamamoto’s request. It represents the possibilities presented by collaboration between painting and ‘woven’ textiles, i.e. clothes. It is not just the conjunction between painting and fashion that the exhibition presents, but also that between 2D and 3D, men and women, and other oppositions. The essential nature of all of these conjunctions is that of simultaneous repulsion and attraction, an inescapable, inevitable, and in many ways dangerous bond, which touches the very heart of creation.
As well as hitherto unseen paintings and installations by Yamamoto, the exhibition features Yuuka Asakura, the young artist who has been bringing passion to Yohji Yamamoto collections for the past few seasons. The works of these two artists confront one another and interact, generating new possibilities for fresh creation within the exhibition space. Expect to witness collision and fusion, despair and confrontation, coexistence, momentary happenings, switching of places, yearning, and hints toward eternity.
--Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Title： Painting and Weaving Opportunity: Yohji Yamamoto・Yuuka Asakura
Period： Saturday 10 December, 2016 – Sunday 12 March. 2017
Venue： Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Open hours: 11:00 - 19:00 (to 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Entry up to 30 minutes before closing)
Closed on Mondays (Tuesday if the Monday is a public holiday), Monday 26 December 2016 – Tuesday 3 January 2017, Sunday 12 February (maintenance)
Admission: adult 1200  yen / university and high school students 800  yen / junior high and under: free
Fare includes admission for “From the Terada Collection 057 Man, The Unknown” and “project N 66 MURAKAMI Saki”.
Fares in brackets are rates for groups of 15 or more. Free entrance for person with disability certificate and an attendant. Only one reduction is available at a time. Nonrefundable.
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Organiser: Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation
Sponsor: Nippon Life Insurance Company
Cooperation: Sogo Bussan Co., Ltd
Special Cooperation: YOHJI YAMAMOTO Inc.