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Transparent Body Installation by Tokujin Yoshioka

The Transparent Body Installation by Tokujin Yoshioka is presented at the Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Miyake Issey on view through 13 June 2016 at the National Art Center, Tokyo. The installation...
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Text by Narender Strong

The Transparent Body Installation by Tokujin Yoshioka is presented at the Miyake Issey Exhibition: The Work of Miyake Issey on view through 13 June 2016 at the National Art Center, Tokyo. The installation of sculptural works focuses on Miyake’s 45-year career, from 1970 to the present.  

The installation consists of transparent acrylic mannequins symbolizing the woman of the future. The beautiful body forms created by Japanese designer Tukojin Yoshioka have a grid structure composed of 365 parts cut out from a piece of board with laser cutting technique. Each piece of cloth is created as a futuristic human body.

In the two exhibition spaces, Yoshioka designed bodies are the most important factors of Miyake’s design.

The creation of Issey Miyake which stems from the idea of “a piece of cloth” was started in the 1970s and has created the future. Miyake has consistently explored new methodologies and possibilities for making clothes.

In the room which showcases the beginning of Miyake’s creation in the 1970s, the bodies are made with paper. In the other room that Body Works, which Miyake created with the theme of relation to human body in the 1980s, are exhibited, Yoshioka displays the installation of transparent acrylic bodies which symbolize the future. Yoshioka has worked with Miyake on numerous projects for 28 years.

Transparent Body Installation by Tokujin Yoshioka runs from 16 March through 13 June 2016 at The National Art Center, Tokyo. The Center is devoted to presenting a wide range of artistic expressions and proposing new perspectives.

The National Art Center, Tokyo: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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