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Japanese Folds

Start Date 16 May 2015
End Date 21 June 2015
Venue Powerhouse Museum
Location Sydney, Australia
Curator Min-Jung Kim
Designer Vicki Berg
Exhibition display of fans

Unravel the Japanese practice of ‘folding’ and ‘unfolding’ in this display spanning traditional decorative arts to contemporary fashion, and featuring more than 30 objects from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences’ collection.

See beautiful avant-garde contemporary Japanese fashion including Issey Miyake’s pre-heated pleats garments, Reiko Sudo’s ‘Origami Pleats’ textile length, and Hiroaki Ohya’s ‘The Wizard of Jeanz’, a collection of books that transform into clothing.

The display also provides an insight into traditional Japanese aesthetics, through objects such as a folded kimono wrapped in ‘tato-shi’ (wrapping paper for a kimono); traditional Japanese fans; a wood block prints book which can be unfolded up to four metres; and a contemporary porcelain sculpture that reflects the beauty of origami.

This event is presented by the MAAS Centre for Fashion.

Image courtesy of the MAAS Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski