Collection Exhibition 3

Adventures in “Seeing”

2018.1.27 (Sat.) - 2018.6.24 (Sun.)

Our acts of “seeing” are mainly for obtaining visual information. We perceive color, shape, and movement and read the news and stories. That information is instantly transmitted to our brain and used in determining our next act. This exhibition focuses on the act of “seeing” and goes deep into visual reality through abstract works that excite viewers’ imaginations.

Isa GENZKEN
From left: Daniel 2000, Lawrence 2000, Untitled 1999, Bill 2000, Karola 2000, Christopher 1998, Lehmbruck 2000
© Isa GENZKEN
photo: NAKAMICHI Atsushi / NACÁSA & PARTNERS

Local Textile 1

TO & FRO Thinner, Lighter

2017.11.18 (Sat.) - 2018.4.8 (Sun.)

Part 1 the “Local Textile” series features TO & FRO, a travel gear brand of the Kaji Group based in Kanazawa and Kahoku. The brand’s name evokes an image of traveling lightly and comfortably “to and fro.” The Kaji Group, possessing advanced technology for weaving extremely thin thread, is producing fabric of unusually light nylon. The nylon fabric is currently used in products by outdoor brands around the world. TO & FRO is the Kaji Group’s own brand of travel organizers and other products created using this fabric. The travel organizers are displayed in this exhibition along with a wide range of fabric samples. Ishikawa prefecture, as a textile producer, has also developed a loom manufacturing industry. Although textile production tends to rely on division of labor, the Kaji Group possesses its own plant for customizing looms. Innovative production at the plant has enabled thread tensioning conducive of weaving with the thinnest, most easily breakable threads. High functionality is a powerful competitive edge over inexpensive mass-produced imported products and an important strategy for the future of Japan’s textile industry.

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