The Japanese Kimono Exhibition – Between Tradition and Modernity
Exhibition Opening Ceremony: Wednesday 7 February 2024 at 6:00 pm
Date: 7 – 17 February 2024
Time: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: Atrium, SUAD Campus
About the Exhibition
Japanese textile art, with its thousand-year history shaped by geographical isolation and regional diversity, flourishes in a multitude of creative traditions. Workshops on every island, in every region and even in every neighborhood, bear witness to the artistic uniqueness, style and techniques of each community. The Japanese take a keen interest in their traditional arts, illustrated by political preservation measures on a national and regional scale, materialized by the title of “Living National Treasure” awarded to renowned artists and craftsmen.
The exhibition aims to highlight various aspects of Japanese culture and art, with a particular focus on textile art, with the kimono as an emblematic example. The different regions of Japan are distinguished by their specialties, from fibers such as Okinawa’s Bashofu and Kakegawa’s Kuzufu, to design and decoration techniques such as Kanazawa’s Kaga Yuzen and Kyoto’s Nishijin-ori.
Structured around the kimono, this project explores three axes: an introduction to the history and types of kimono, a presentation of the components (materials, motifs, techniques), and an exhibition of exceptional kimonos from Kyoto and Osaka. By also exploring modern textile analysis and 3D imaging technologies applied to kimonos, the exhibition offers a contemporary perspective. Finally, it highlights local creativity with 18 kimonos designed in collaboration with students from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai.
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