We are happy to announce Reinterpreting Tradition 伝統の再解釈, an exhibition by Ruby Silvious, as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Ruby Silvious is a visual artist and graphic designer based in New York. For the past three years, she has been experimenting with found objects and salvaged materials, and most recently, painting on used, emptied-out tea bags functioning as small canvases.
Last year, her visual journal titled, 363 Days of Tea, went viral and continues to be featured in blogs and magazines across Europe, Asia and Africa.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
Reinterpreting Tradition is a personal depiction of Japanese ethos using two key cultural elements: tea and the kimono. Using unconventional materials to explore Japan’s past and present perspectives, Ruby Silvious’ exhibit includes an installation of two life-size kimonos made from discarded tea bags and mesh bags, and 26 paintings on tea bags–a visual record of her 26-day sojourn in Itoshima.
Ruby Silvious “Reinterpreting Tradition 伝統の再解釈”
Date: June 25 (Saturday) & 26 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an artist talk and opening party on Saturday the 25th, starting at 15:30.
* Exhibitions by other 6 artists (Betty Susiarjo, Vieno James, Alexander James Romero, Emilie Lang, Zac Grenfell, Ashley Yeo Yakka) will be held during the same exhibition period.