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On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism

de Young Museum, San Francisco

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‘On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism’ presents a broad range of textile traditions from around the world that share many of the same aesthetic choices ascribed to Minimalist works. This exploration underscores the universality of the movement’s underlying design principles, which include regular, symmetrical, or gridded arrangements; repetition of modular elements; direct use and presentation of materials; and an absence of ornamentation. Read more.

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Ceremonial shawl (huallas), mid-19th century. Peru, South, Acora region, Aymara.

Ceremonial shawl (huallas), mid-19th century. Peru, South, Acora region, Aymara. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki), early 19th century. Japan, late Edo period.

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki), early 19th century. Japan, late Edo period. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Married woman's shoulder cloth (lawon), 19th century. Indonesia, Palembang, Sumatra.

Married woman’s shoulder cloth (lawon), 19th century. Indonesia, Palembang, Sumatra. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Untitled

Untitled (1980), Hiryouki Sindo. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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