EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Everyday Life – Signs of Awareness

Everyday Life – Signs of Awareness workshop "Export / import"

Information

Period :
2017.10.12 (Thu.) - 2017.10.15 (Sun.)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Intended Audience:
Participants should be 12 years or older.
Capacity:
Please note that admission capacity for each session is 5 participants.
The participants will be handle inquiries on a first-come and first-served basis, if the number of applicants reaches the limit.
Admission:
500 JPY
Practical production by a loom each (instructors overseeing the workshop).
Participants can take the product (a pencil case) home.
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

Export/import is a project created by Danish textile designer Rosa Tolnov Clausen at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa on the occasion of celebrating 150 years of diplomatic relations connecting Japan and Denmark.

Schedule

12 Oct (Thu) 3 sessions x 5 participants
※This session was fully occupied.[1] 10:00-12:00
※This session was fully occupied.[2] 13:00-15:00
※This session was fully occupied.[3] 15:30-17:30

13 Oct (Fri) 3 sessions x 5 participants
※This session was fully occupied.[1] 10:00-12:00
※This session was fully occupied.[2] 13:00-15:00
※This session was fully occupied.[3] 15:30-17:30

14 Oct (Sat) 4 sessions x 5 participants
[1] 10:00-12:00
[2] 13:00-15:00
[3] 15:30-17:30
[4] 18:00-20:00

15 Oct (Sun) 3 sessions x 5 participants
[1] 10:00-12:00
[2] 13:00-15:00
[3] 15:30-17:30

Artist

Export / import

I come to Kanazawa with a foreign eye, the eye of a Danish weaver and textile designer. Through my visits in workshops and my meetings with craftspeople in Ishikawa and Toyama prefectures in April 2017 I could peak into the challenges and motivations for keeping craft traditions alive today. My visits made me curious about the reality that craft exists in today as a part of a globalized culture in which materials, knowledge, tools, labour, influences and products travel across the world.

Spirituality, identity, knowledge and social interaction are keywords that despite the distance between the continents and their local traditions have been concurrently connected with the hand weaving craft by craftsmen I know from Denmark, Japan and Mexico.

Between October 12 and 15 I invite visitors of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa into a hands-on exploration of the hand weaving craft in a mix of tools, materials, colours and patterns from the different continents.

Rosa Tolnov Clausen (textile designer)

Images

    Rosa Tolnov Clausen,
    Can a Room be a Loom?, 2014
    (reference image)
    ©Rosa Tolnov Clausen

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)
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