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Painting and Weaving Opportunity : Yohji Yamamoto・Yuuka Asakura

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Painting and Weaving Opportunity : Yohji Yamamoto・Yuuka Asakura

Photo Keiichi Tahara.

Approach the charm and essence of Yohji Yamamoto who continues to deploy innovative creations

Rebellious and spirited designer Yohji Yamamoto has been surprising and stirring up the fashion world for decades, shunning its fluctuating trends in favour of a more timeless style. This exhibition, Painting and Weaving Opportunity, explores the true essence and charm of this exceptional designer who, after forty years in the business, is still producing stunningly original creations.

Painting and Weaving Opportunity : Yohji Yamamoto・Yuuka Asakura

Work in progress (Sculpture / Yohji Yamamoto, Painting / Yuuka Asakura)
Photo Keiichi Tahara.

With his recent collections, Yamamoto has sought to incorporate paintings into his clothing. The title, Painting and Weaving Opportunity, was thought up by self-styled ‘editorial engineer’ Seigow Matsuoka at Yamamoto’s request. It represents the possibilities presented by collaboration between painting and ‘woven’ textiles, i.e. clothes. It is not just the conjunction between painting and fashion that the exhibition presents, but also that between 2D and 3D, men and women, and other oppositions. The essential nature of all of these conjunctions is that of simultaneous repulsion and attraction, an inescapable, inevitable, and in many ways dangerous bond, which touches the very heart of creation.

Painting and Weaving Opportunity : Yohji Yamamoto・Yuuka Asakura

YOHJI YAMAMOTO Spring/Summer 2016 Paris Collection

As well as hitherto unseen paintings and installations by Yamamoto, the exhibition features Yuuka Asakura, the young artist who has been bringing passion to Yohji Yamamoto collections for the past few seasons. The works of these two artists confront one another and interact, generating new possibilities for fresh creation within the exhibition space. Expect to witness collision and fusion, despair and confrontation, coexistence, momentary happenings, switching of places, yearning, and hints toward eternity.


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Event Name Painting and Weaving Opportunity : Yohji Yamamoto・Yuuka Asakura
Venue Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Dates December 10, 2016 – March 12, 2017
Note 【Closed date】
Mondays (Tuesday if the Monday is a public holiday),
26 December 2016 – 3 January 2017, 12 February (maintenance)
Open Hours 11:00 – 19:00
Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 – 20:00
(Last admission until 30minutes befor closing)
Admission adult : 1200 yen / university and high school students : 800 yen / junior high and under : free
※Free entrance for person with disability certificate and an attendant.
Address 3-20-2 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

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