Kudo Original Photo Co., Ltd.・Akitoshi Kudo
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – Saturday, February 24, 2018
Closed: Wednesday, December 27 – Thursday, January 4, Sunday, January 14, Sunday, January 28, Sunday, February 11, Sunday, February 18
10:30 – 19:00 *Until 16:00 on Tuesday, December 26
KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exposition on the occasion of commemorative publication of “HIROKO KOSHINO | it is as it is” celebrating Hiroko Koshino’s 60th anniversary as a designer.
The book features Hiroko Koshino’s collection looks from the 1978 to 2017 Autumn/Winter and paintings that she drew over the years. The exposition space will be designed by the graphic designer Ken Miki who also designed the book. Eight-meter three-dimensional art objects will visualize Hiroko Koshino’s philosophy according to the seven chapters of the book titled through “emptiness”, ''naturalness'', ''essentiality'', ''pairings'', ''cultivation'', ''play'' and ''form''. The collection looks and paintings will also be presented to create the world of Hiroko Koshino. Moreover, the atelier where she has made clothes and paintings will be reproduced to directly convey her passion for the creation.
Hiroko Koshino has been pursuing a truly rich lifestyle by creating her own world of fashion and art in harmony with Japanese culture of clothing, food, housing, leisure, relaxation, knowledge and beauty, while flexibly adopting other cultures. She wishes to pass on its history and philosophy to society and to the next generation. Please enjoy the book “HIROKO KOSHINO | it is as it is”—the culmination of Koshino Hiroko who freely travels between the mode and art—and her history of creation.
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gallery closed on the Sundays of October 15, 29, November 5,19 and December 10
“Paintings Visible in Clothing” is being hosted at the KH Gallery Ginza. Hiroko Koshino has had an amazing 60-year career as a fashion designer and she still currently announces 2 collections a year which continue to share beauty ahead of its generation. She has also tirelessly been releasing works of art in recent years creating a unique world combing fashion and art. This exhibition displays clothing works from past collections in three categories of “quality, shape and color” which have been re-defined from the design elements of paintings. Her fashion is captured in a new manner from an artistic perspective. The series with clothing works enclosed in flat and clear acrylic cases allows guests to view in detail this “quality” including different materials for each work of art, handmade decorations and the picturesque structure. Meanwhile, the optical installation features infinite “shapes” which can be imagined from one dress. You can also take in “colors” in KH gallery’s first exhibition of colorful giclée style paintings which sparkle in their own small worlds.
Discovering “works of art” from past clothing could be another step forward in the fusion between fashion and art. Enjoy this unprecedented experience which transcends human form and expands your world of senses.
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gallery closed on the Sundays of September 17, and 24
“Hiroko Koshino The Nature” is being hosted at KH Gallery. You can see colors and shapes that resemble vestiges and minerals that have been excavated, in paintings by Koshino. This exhibit is a collection of profound and dignified paintings that are contrastive with works that have flamboyant hues, by expressing nature and the passage of time. These paintings, with their elegant hues of gold, silver, and black, are not merely decorative, as they have appearances resembling natural objects that have existed since the distant past, such as minerals and celestial bodies. Also, the shapes and shadows of her relief works resemble land forms that were created by the passage of time. Her obsession with texture has created art in which you can see her attention to detail.
While painting, she comes closer to expressions of nature. Also, she reconstructs ancient materials and leads us to new ones. In our current generation in which artificial items are mass produced, these pieces are valuable expressions of art. By all means, come and imagine the eternal flow of time within nature.