Tagasode | Kimono Project

Maria Barbosa • Cathy Bebout • Sas Colby • Scout Dunbar • Margo Klass • Kumi Korf • Matéa Lebeau • Mary Ellen Long • Miriam Schaer • Christa Wolf

In Japanese, Tagasode translates to “whose sleeves?” a phrase used in classical love poetry to evoke the memory of a woman through her empty kimono. For this exhibition, Kumi Korf gathered nine women artists, sent them kimonos and invited them to create artwork with the garments as the catalyst. Though the kimono itself seems a precious work of art, the prompt was to “be free”; an invitation to adventure, playful chaos, a brave step into the unknown.