When I look at a new dress, the first thing I notice, beside the “love or hate” first impression, is the fabric. Therefore, the textiles are quite important in the fashion world. And the exhibition of The Fine Art Museum of San Francisco (https://deyoung.famsf.org/) proves just that. “On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism” presents a broad range of textile tradition from around the world. And all of them have the same characteristic: minimalism patterns.
The exhibition of The Fine Art Museum of San Francisco (https://deyoung.famsf.org/) – “On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism” is open until 12th February 2017.
This exploration through the world of fabrics underscores the universality of the movement’s underlying design principles, which include regular, symmetrical or gridded arrangements, repetition of modular elements.
From buddhist altar cloth (early 19th century, Japan, Edo period to Amish Quilt, the fabrics are quite interesting to see. More than two dozen textiles from Museums’ permanent collection examine various aspects of the minimalist art aesthetic that address abstraction, precision, geometry, materiality and process.
(At de Young / The Fine Art Museum of San Francisco https://deyoung.famsf.org/, until 12th February 2017)