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Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers
This book documents and exhibition of contemporary Japanese artists who are active at the cutting edge of the global fiber-art movement, transforming fabrics into sculptures, pictures, emulations of nature, or even abstract meditations on memory and identity. The materials they use range from silk, cotton, recycled cocoons, antique paper scraps, jute, and hemp to ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Japan Society
(first published 2009)
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“[In] response to the shifting values of the late 20th century, fiber art rapidly achieved the status of an innovative global art form”
Fiber Art has evolved from tapestry weaving into a multi-media movement led by a dedicated group of Japanese artists. In September 2011 the Japan Society Gallery in New York celebrated 30 of these modern masters with a major exhibition entitled “Fiber Futures.” This four-color catalogue of the exhibit captures the scope, if not the massiveness, of the works on ...more