Sydney Albertini and her Fiber Works Take Tokyo

There will be quilts, weavings, and multi-dimensional knit and fabric pieces
Sydney Albertini and her fiber works are headed to Tokyo for an exhibition on the main floor of Julien David's Jingumae Shop.

Next Thursday, Sydney Albertini will take Japan with an exhibition of her fiber works at Julien David’s Jingumae Shop through May 31.

According to Ms. Albertini, the show came out of an acquaintance that was struck with the clothing designer before he moved to Tokyo. “We have been following each other’s careers and when he opened his space in Tokyo he invited me to take over his ground floor and turn it into a world of my own.” 

Mr. David’s “focus is to unfocus on the walls and create a real three-dimensional space set up by hanging, standing, and protruding pieces,” all fiber based. There will be quilts, weavings, and multi-dimensional knit and fabric pieces.

It will be the first time Ms. Albertini has shown work in Japan. She said she is looking forward to learning more about the contemporary art scene in Tokyo to expand her appreciation of ancient Japanese art, their textiles, and pottery. “I share their love and respect for classic and very focused techniques, transforming storytelling into modern visuals with a strong relation to nature.”