5 CUTS | A VISUAL DIALOGUE is a video installation centered around the spirit of one of the few remaining timeless craftsmen and most fascinating personalities of our time: Yohji Yamamoto. Yohji Yamamoto is revered as one of the pioneers that brought Japan’s dark, avant-garde styling to the West and rightfully so. However, it always seemed as if the same realm that brought him critical acclaim and commercial success also capped his imagination for fears of lost appeal and, more importantly to his investors, revenue.
Yamamoto is admired and celebrated for his unique attitude and approach in the fashion world and his collaborations with other fashion brands, including adidas (Y-3), Hermès, Mikimoto and more. This is maybe why we have seen the almost 60-year-old designer expand the scope of his vision to mediums like literature, music, film and even art in its rawest form over the past two decades. Taking time away from his resurrected fashion career for the moment, Yamamoto plans to exhibit his newest art installation “5 CUTS | A VISUAL DIALOGUE” at Berlin’s MADE later this month. The video series attempts to liberate Yohji from the ever-present fashion spotlight to put his creative vision on display.
The installation brought to life at MADE does not focus on Yohji Yamamoto’s extraordinary skill in dressmaking, but shines an authentic and creative light behind the very prominent façade of this visionary man.
The visual experience installation will be introduced to a select audience for the first time during Gallery Weekend Berlin on Saturday April 27, with Yohji Yamamoto in attendance.
Open to the public from April 28 to May 5.
Alexanderstrasse 7, 9th Floor