Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Textiles from the Nuno Studio, Tokyo

April 21, 2002 to July 28, 2002

Since the 1980s, Japan has been at the forefront of a revolution in textiles. The Japanese legacy of exquisite traditional fabrics combined with recent technological advancements has opened a world of possibility in textile design. The NUNO Studio and its chief designer, Reiko Sudo, have distinguished themselves within this experimental, groundbreaking movement by adapting the refined beauty of natural fibers and historical techniques to the sophisticated materials and complex innovations of contemporary techno-culture. This unique installation, with panels of fabric hung ceiling to floor, provided an intimate view of textiles made with stainless steel, copper, rust, polyester, aluminum, feathers, and other conventional and unconventional materials.