Friday, March 6, 2009
Tapestry in Architecture
Starting March 12 through June 5, the American Institute of Architects Headquarters Gallery in Washington, DC is hosting “Tapestry in Architecture: Creating Human Spaces.” The Exhibition is the first time a Japanese artist has been invited to present in this venue. It is a featured event in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the National Association of Japan-America Societies.
Mitsuko Asakura is the artist behind the fiber art displayed. A key exhibition theme is “From Japanese Tradition, Global Innovation.” The combination of Japan’s ancient dyeing and weaving traditions with Western tapestries, and the blending of these tapestries with modern architecture, is intended to create entirely new, innovative human spaces.
The Exhibition features tapestries and photos of the tapestries in architectural contexts, creating spaces of spiritual depth and tranquility. Photos of some of the work displayed at the New York Japan Society's fall exhibit, can be found at a creative website just on visual "patterns."