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MoMu Gallery. Traditions & Dreams. Kimono from the Kubota Collection 20|04|16>19|06|16

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On 20th April, MoMu will open a new exhibition in the MoMu Gallery!

On the occasion of the festivities of 150 years diplomatic relations between Belgian and Japan and with the support of Port of Antwerp, MoMu presents Traditions & Dreams. Kimono from the Kubota Collection! The exhibition in the gallery of MoMu will show a series of kimonos by renowned Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota.  Six of them are from his unfinished Symphony of Light series and two kimonos from the Mount Fuji series, which will all be the on view for the very first time in Belgium.

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Conceived when the artist was in his seventies, Symphony of Light was only partly done when Kubota died. The kimonos are a powerful statement of concepts developed and refined over many years. Like all the great textiles of the world they suck the viewer from a powerful image into the intricacies of tiny embroidered, painted and tie-dyed elements breathing life into the varied textures of the woven silk cloth.

The entrance to the MoMu Gallery is free!