Aiko Tezuka “Dear Oblivion”
[Image: Aiko Tezuka "A Study of Necessity (Satsuma-Buttons and Self-Orientalism)" work in progress ]
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While exploring the language of painting Tezuka came to focus on textiles, and her work employing a unique method of deconstructing and reconstructing textiles has been highly acclaimed both domestically and overseas. This exhibition showcases four new pieces that emerged from her extensive investigation into the relationships between Japan and Western Europe, art and crafts, the modern and the contemporary, and the past and the present.
“A Study of Necessity (Satsuma-Buttons and Self-Orientalism)” deals with Satsuma buttons, which were exported from Japan to Western Europe in the late Edo period to satisfy the growing demand for Japanese products. “Rewoven in Kyoto” reintroduces a tablecloth woven in the Meiji period to the present. “Dear Oblivion (A study of Empress Haruko)” was inspired by a court dress worn by Empress Haruko, who is known to be the first empress to have publically worn Western clothes as a symbolic gesture. By using a technique that can be viewed as both “craft-like” and “decorative,” Tezuka challenges prevailing notions in the realm of art, where a hierarchy still exists. In this exhibition, Tezuka’s new trajectory is on display.
from September 04, 2019 to September 18, 2019
Opening Reception on 2019-09-03 from 19:00 to 21:00
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