This month the TextielMuseum hosts Fiber Futures | Art from Japan – an exhibition set up by the International Textile Network Japan in collaboration with Tokyo’s Tama Art University. The collection includes work from both emerging and established Japanese artists who are experimenting with textiles and fibre in sculptures, installation art, video and architecture. Collectively, the pieces on display illustrate the innovative use of fabrics in modern art and the future of contemporary Japanese art.
The various artworks pay respect to traditional techniques but also employ the latest technologies used in textile design. The multiple materials included in the exhibition range from synthetic fibres to paper pulp, hemp wire, and even recycled cocoons.