Future Beauty

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At the end of last year I went to the Future Beauty exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. I’m only getting around to posting about it now because… laziness? The exhibition explores the innovation of Japanese designers from the 1980s onwards. A host of designers are covered in the exhibition but some of the most notable names include Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, and Junya Watanabe. Being able to observe garments up close, as well as seeing some laid out flat, gives you a greater understanding of how intricate the pieces really are and the kind of mastery required to be able to manipulate seemingly simple pieces of fabric. Technically you’re not supposed to take photos inside the exhibition but I took a few sneaky snaps because I am a delinquent. Complementing the exhibition throughout the gallery are works by Japanese artists like Yayoi Kusama and the return of the Obliteration Room. I also couldn’t resist revisiting the Pip & Pop dioramas in the Children’s Art Centre because they are my favourite. Future Beauty ends on February 15 so if you haven’t seen it already I’d suggest you get a move on.

Future Beauty
Future Beauty
Future Beauty


Photos taken on an iPhone 6 and edited in VSCO cam

9 Comments

  1. Jamie-Lee Burns February 6, 2015

    Wow – the exhibition looks incredible – and also a little amazed that you snapped these all on your iPhone. Sorta hoping this comes to Sydney…

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  2. Mani February 7, 2015

    Gosh, this exhibition looks amazing! I don't think I'd be able to keep my camera under wraps either haha. Hopefully it comes down to Sydney too..

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    • soph // and other things February 10, 2015

      I'm using the "but everyone else was doing it too" excuse (seriously though so many instagrams hahaha)

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  3. Lena February 7, 2015

    ahh this looks great! I've seen the dot room before at GOMA but I need to get onto this! I feel like such a slack brissie gal x

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    • soph // and other things February 10, 2015

      That must have been the last Yayoi Kusama exhibit. I think they need to keep more of her works as permanent exhibits!

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  4. Sarah February 8, 2015

    This looks awesome, especially the Pip & Pop part! I've poured over their displays online but have never had the opportunity to see one irl. 🙁 You're so lucky!

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    • soph // and other things February 10, 2015

      The first major exhibition a few years back was awesome. This time around they're all just in little glass cabinets in the walls – the urge to touch them is too great I suppose haha

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  5. Eatlovemerry February 10, 2015

    What a pretty exhibition! x

    Happy vibes

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