Summer of Japanese cool heats up at GOMA

Undercover (Jun Takahashi) / Undercover / Autumn/Winter 2000-01 / Photograph: Takashi Hatakeyama

The opening weekend program of events has been announced for ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’. Across the weekend, 1 – 2 November, a range of in-conversation events, discussions and exhibition tours will celebrate and explore the key themes and ideas in the exhibition.

Saturday 1 November
11.00am | International Curator’s Lecture | Free
Keynote address from Akiko Fukai, Chief Curator, The Kyoto Costume Institute.

1.00pm | Curator’s exhibition tour | Exhibition ticket required
Curatorial tour of the exhibition with Tarun Nagesh, Assistant Curator, Asian Art.

2.00pm | Akira Isogawa in conversation | Exhibition ticket required
Join Akira Isogawa, featured ‘Future Beauty’ designer, and one of Australia’s most celebrated fashion designers, in conversation with Alison Kubler, curator and writer, and co-author of ‘Art/Fashion in the 21st Century’.

3.00pm | In focus: Comme Des Garçons Pocket | Exhibition ticket required
Christine St Clair, owner and buyer, Comme Des Garçons ‘Pocket store’, Melbourne, speaks about the philosophy behind the iconic label and the Comme Des Garçons Pocket concept.

Sunday 2 November
Join us for the launch of Future Fashion Sundays, our monthly Sunday afternoon program of events exploring contemporary fashion through curatorial tours, fashion illustration workshops, talks, and special events.

In the first Art + Fashion: One on One talk of the series, Dr Nadia Buick, freelance fashion curator and Co-Director of The Fashion Archives will be joined by writer Mitchell Oakley Smith for a discussion of fashion publishing as an example of the many intersections between art and fashion.

Brisbane’s independent fashion-based artist-run initiative The Stitchery Collective will host a fabric and garment swap giving new life to old textiles.

Up Late
See the Gallery of Modern Art in a different light at Up Late Friday night events, starting Friday 21 November 5.30-10.00pm.

Exhibition Sponsors
Principal Partner: Tourism and Events Queensland
Principal Sponsor: Audi