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Art

Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers

When

Sep 16, 2011 – Dec 18, 2011

Tuesdays–Thursdays (11am–6pm)

Fridays (11am–9pm)

Saturdays–Sundays (11am–5pm)

Where

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Japan Society (Venue Partner)

333 East 47th St

212-832-1155

Price

$12 / $10 seniors & students / FREE under 16

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Japan Society says…

Japan’s extreme textile-making lands in NYC. Coaxed from materials as age-old as hemp and newly developed as microfilaments, more than 35 large-scale works from 30 artists exemplify a thirst for experimentation, whether it be the search for unconventional material or in the fusing of seemingly opposing extremes of old and new. While the spirit of a Japanese sensibility and a technical virtuosity hewn over centuries is everywhere evident, one also sees the medium of fiber used to express ideas about nature and sustainability and personal and cultural identity.