Structure And Surface

Contemporary Japanese Textiles

March 17-June 27, 2000

Organized by the Museum of Modern Art and the Saint Louis Art Museum, this exhibition features works of astonishing beauty and complexity that reassert the artistic potential of textiles. Contemporary Japanese textile artists and designers — such as world-renowned fashion designer Issey Miyake and traditional artisans Chiaki and Kaori Maki — are combining traditional techniques with modern industrial methods to yield unique new expressions that reverberate in cutting-edge textile design, interior design and fashion worldwide.

The exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with The Saint Louis Art Museum, and is made possible by the AT&T Foundation and the Contemporary Exhibition Fund of The Museum of Modern Art, established with gifts from Lily Auchincloss, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, and Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder. Additional generous support is provided by Toray Industries, Inc., Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., the Pola Art Foundation, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., S.G.F. Associates Inc. and Urase Company, Ltd.

The San Francisco presentation is supported by the Carole and Robert McNeil Volunteer Award in honor of Nina Cohen, 1999 award recipient.

brown nylon strips arranged in spirals

Reiko Sudo, Shutter, 1997