Sunday, December 20, 2009

Luxury and Silence

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) has some amazing exhibitions going on right now.
The first one, "Luxury in Fashion Reconsidered", explores luxury from the 17th century to today: how luxury and the way people think has changed throughout time. The pieces on display are Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga, Yves Saint name a few. 

Including the 2008 Spring Summer Balenciaga one...
Photos weren't allowed, so a peek from the official book "Luxury in Fashion Reconsidered":
真撮影禁止だったので、パンフレット"Luxury in Fashion Reconsidered"から。

There were also a lot of Margiela pieces. 

The special exhibit within the "Luxury in Fashion Reconsidered" was the "Kazuyo Sejima Spatial Design for COMME des GARCONS". The other (separate) exhibit was "Rebecca Horn Rebellion in Silence Dialogue between Raven and Whale".
このラグジュアリー展のなかの特別展示が"妹島和代による空間デザイン COMME des GARCONS"。そしてもう一つの別の展示が"レベッカ・ホルン 静かな叛乱 鴉と鯨の対話"。

Rei Kawakubo and Kazuyo Sejima's creations fit perfectly together. Words aren't enough to express this, so go see it for yourself! 

I don't know too much about modern art, so I didn't know about Rebecca Horn until this exhibit. 
It's quite hard to grasp what she's trying to express, but I was totally pulled into her world. I wonder what goes on in her mind, how her pieces are's probably possible to spend days watching her exhibit. 

Next to the Rebecca Horn exhibit was "Swedish Fashion--Exploring a new Identity", a collection of clothes designed by Swedish designers.

With H&M a big success in Japan, I think Japanese people are more interested in Sweden and Swedish culture. There was a lot of variety--knits, architectural jackets to name some.

All of the exhibits are really worth seeing. The museum was surprisingly not very crowded, so you can really take your time and look all you want.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-5245-4111
Hours: 10:00-18:00
Luxury in Fashion Reconsidered and Kazuyo Sejima Spatial Design for COMME des GARCONS: ~1/17 
Rebecca Horn: ~2/14

TEL: 03-5245-4111
"ラグジュアリー:ファッションの欲望"&"妹島和代による空間デザイン COMME des GARCONS":~1/17

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