Opening: Friday, September 19, 2008, at 7 p.m.
Opening hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Showing until October 24, 2008
Currently in Europe there’s a great interest in the colors and patterns of Japanese fabrics, particularly those used to make kimonos. By using techniques that are typical for patchwork, 18 German and 18 Japanese artists will demonstrate the beauty of kimono fabrics in works of arts; thus allowing the viewer to encounter the various understandings of aesthetics and color. The commonalities – and differences – of both countries can be found not only in the climate and landscape but also in how we perceive and arrange colors in daily life. By following predetermined designs, works of art were created that allow us to recognize both German and Japanese characteristics and living conditions. The choice of the fabrics – ranging from very traditional to modern – demonstrates the great spectrum of the possibilities of expression.
German and Japanese artists:
Christina Grimm, Brigitte Gruhl, Angelika Held, Dagmar Hirsch, Rosemarie und Maria Hummel, Gabriele Kupper, Catrin Lassen, Hannelore Markiewicz, Petra Muller, Alfriede v. Seefeld, Monika Tschernoch, Elli Wiebking, Ingrid Wieland, Ingrid Wieneke, Leonere Winkelmann; Textil-Mix: Erika Beetz, Ingrid Hasler, Ellen Horn, Beate Schuszter, Helge Volker.
Okuda Keiko、Asada Chizuru、Asami Nobuko、Fukuoka Manami、Fukushima Motoko、Hashimoto Toyo、Kawano Kazumi、Kitagawa Kimiko、Koike Sayoko、 Koyama Eiko、Ogawa Sachiko、Ogawa Takako、Okamoto Miyako、Shige Kazue、Takeuchi Ayako、Tanji Masayo、Yamada Ayako; Textil-Mix: Koyama Eiko、Ueda Yoshiko、Ômachi Sachiko、Sakamoto Hiromi、Yagi Kiyomi、Yamaji Chieko.