Art in Love with Design ♡ Design Envious of Art

April 15 – June 18, 2023

Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka

Photo: Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka

This exhibition celebrates the first anniversary of the Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka, the two main pillars of which are art and design. Visitors will find themselves wondering, “Is this art or is that design?” in front of each piece of the exhibition, and through this experience of participation, make their own exploration of the boundary and overlap between the two concepts.
The exhibition comprises approximately 100 works of various kinds from the postwar period to the present day, made by up to 70 creators. Among them, a panel display of “PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE” is exhibited with a long dress sewn before pleating and also a finished product. This shows its unique method of pleatingーThe Garment is sewn first and placed between paper sheets for pleating. The paper is then removed to reveal the finished product.

Items by Issey Miyake on display:

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