Solo show Zurich
23.03.2020 – 28.03.2020
WAY OF BORO
Way of Boro outlines fragmentation, juxtaposition and patchwork in Koralie’s new art pieces. The new series is presented from 23rd to 28th March 2020.
The title of the exhibition is derived from the Japanese term boro, which means something tattered or repaired. Boro was worn by the peasant farming classes, who mended their garments with spare fabric scraps out of economic necessity. Therefore, the boro garments of Japan from 1850-1950 resembled a patchwork after decades of mending. The boro approach is not only aesthetical, but also a philosophical one. It embodies the presence of the past in the present and illustrates wabi-sabi, in that the fabric reflects the beauty of natural wear and use. With Koralie’s sense for ecology, craftsmanship and Japanese culture she found the boro approach an honorable inspiration for her new pieces.