Colortage: Exhibition in Kyoto
The Colortage exhibition showcases works by Dutch textile designer Mae Engelgeer at HOSOO Co., Ltd., a long-established Nishijin textile company in Kyoto.
Mae has gained worldwide attention with her unique textile philosophy. With her distinctive sense of color and innate knowledge, she has a special gift of designing minimalistic textiles that are full of intuitive sensibilities.
This exhibition is the result of Mae Engelgeer’s one-month artist-in-residence project that started in July 2019. She collaborated with HOSOO craftsmen and explored the boundaries of Nishijin textile expression.
This exhibition’s title, Colortage is the combination of the two words ‘color’ and ‘heritage’, which represents a new type of textile. ‘Color’ represents Mae Engelgeer’s unique color philosophy. ‘Heritage’ represents the historical culmination of Nishijin textile.