Fiber Futures / Denmark

Denmark 11. January – 2. March 2014 “Fiber Futures” Pioneers of Japanese Textile Art, is an exhibit consisting of the 30 most important contemporary artists who make up the vanguard of the global fiber movement. Tissues become sculptures, paintings; creating abstract meditations of nature, artists use unexpected combinations of materials and shapes, interpreting personal identity and memory issues. Materials ranging from silk, cotton or hemp to paper pulp and synthetic fiber, use deeply traditional methods but also use the latest technologies in weaving and in dyeing with environmental awareness, creating works that blend the past and present and are innovative, beautiful and provocative. Not only does it reflect the fecundity of the artistic Japanese tradition, but it also talks about the capacity of resistance and ingenuity of the Japanese people to reuse the past in order to give shape to a future