FUKUMOTO Shihoko “Nature from Hands”

Dates: December 7 – 28, 2013

Venue: MEM map
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Opening Reception
Dates: December 7 (Sat.) 17:30 – 19:30
Venue: MEM

MEM is pleased to present a solo exhibition of FUKUMOTO Shihoko.

Since the ‘70s, FUKUMOTO Shihoko has been challenging the boundary between contemporary art and aizome (traditional Japanese indigo dyeing) in her practice combining a variety of cultural legacies. In recent years, Fukumoto has been focusing on ancient textile production and processing methods that have met extinction. She breathes new life into rare fabrics such as the Okusozakkuri and Echigochijimi, reviving these microcosms of geography, climate, culture, and history through her application of aizome techniques.

Garments once worn for work in the mountains, created through a self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle, are returned to sheets of fabric, dyed with indigo, then reformed into abstract surfaces.

This exhibition will also feature work from FUKUMOTO’s latest series, “Icon memory.”

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