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Stylized Sculpture: Contemporary Japanese Fashion

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Sugimoto
(dress and body suit by Junya Watanabe) Photograph © Hiroshi Sugimoto 2007
Stylized Sculpture: Contemporary Japanese Fashion

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
October 12th, 2007 - January 6th, 2008

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http://www.asianart.org/
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Union Square/Civic Center
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415.581.3500
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Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
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DESCRIPTION
Japanese fashion: It’s more than meets the eye.

Conceived by acclaimed artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, this special exhibition spotlights the sculptural essence of contemporary Japanese fashion through the works of Rei Kawakubo, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and others. Debuting alongside the 21 innovative creations of these celebrated designers are four never-before-seen black-and-white photographs by Sugimoto that capture the garments’ shadows, lines, and fullness of form. 

On view exclusively at the Asian Art Museum, this is the first major exhibition to combine the collective talents of such leading Japanese fashion luminaries with new work by Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of today's most compelling artists.

The garments—borrowed from the Kyoto Costume Institute, one of the world's leading repositories of haute couture—date from 1983 to 2007, and include a range of materials and methods from various seasons...all "with textures, colors, and shapes worthy of definition as sculpture."

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