This show is the first large-scale exhibition for fashion label THERIACA (te ri a ka), brought to us by Berlin-based designer Asuka Hamada. Making clothes from geometric shapes such as circles and squares, THERIACA has garnered acclaim for their unique patterns and elegant cutting techniques; within this exhibition, Hamada-constantly experimenting in the pursuit of new forms of fashion-presents us with new works. Among them, one finds clothing made with items, as opposed to the human body, serving as the center of reference. Hamada also presents pieces in which she has reinterpreted fundamental fashion elements, such as silhouette and size, through her own unique perspective.
We see items like sofas and toilet paper-familiar objects for so many of us-rescaled and redefined into clothes of soft cloth. In the process, the pieces come to bear volume and a style of layering not found by adhering to basic patterns*. They are not the objects we are familiar with, while yet they appear different from conventional clothing; her works are peculiar, showing sophistication with traces of humor. Hamada seems to push the envelope of what we define as "clothing": providing us with enjoyment while similarly proposing to us new forms of fashion.
In combination with the exhibition is a joint workshop project, where we will delve into the relationship between the form of the body and the shapes of clothing: with focus on attire shaped not around basic patterns, but around objects. Through coming into contact with Hamada's richly experimental forms, we hope that this exhibition serves as an opportunity for our guests to discover the possibility and intrigue of clothing.
*A basic format or pattern upon which clothes are
A fashion label established in 2014, founded by Berlin-based fashion designer Asuka Hamada during her studies at the London College of Fashion. Titled after a miracle antidote of the same name, Hamada hopes that her works serve as catalysts in further improving upon the quality of life of their wearers. THERIACA strives for not trendiness or utility, but rather to create clothes that serve a vital role in the wearer's expression of individuality. THERIACA's works are often displayed within galleries and other venues. www.theriaca.org
Date: July 27 - September 9, 2018
Hours of Operation: 10:00-18:30 (Admission into exhibition rooms open until 18:00)
Closed on Tuesdays (excluding August 14)
Iwami Art MuseupExhibition Room C, in Shimane Arts Center “Grandtoit”
Entrance Fees *Prices in parentheses() applied to groups of 20 or more
Adults 300 (240) yen
College Students 200 (160) yen
Entrance is free for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Entrance is free for people with disabilities, owners of identification booklets for people with disabilities, and their assistants.
lwami Koutsuu City Bus to lkou-ji: Get off at 'Grand Toit Mae' Bus Stop (1 minute on foot)
1km from JR Masuda Station (15 minutes on foot)
6km from Hagi-Iwami Airport (Airport Bus to JR Masuda Station, 15 minutes)
40km from Hamada ExpresSway, Hamada Interchange (50 minutes by car)
5-15 Ariake-cho, Masuda-shi, Shimane-ken, 698-0022 JAPAN
TEL: +81-0856-31-1860 FAX: +81-0856-31-1884
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◎｢Special Exhibition THERIACA Shapes and Forms: Clothes, The Body｣ flyer → PDF :1.11MB
To kick off the exhibition, Asuka Hamada will have a live talk: where she will discuss her previous works, the new pieces she has brought to the exhibition, as well as her work processes.
Date: July 27 (Friday) from 2:30 PM in Exhibition Room C.
No reservation required/Open to first 50 guests/Must have exhibition ticket or museum passport to enter
Planned for release in early August
THERIACA's first "Image Book," bringing brand-new works displayed at the exhibition together with designer's notes - full of insight on Hamada's sources of inspiration.
Art Direction by Kazunari Hattori. Photographs by Katsumi Omori. Published by torch press.