Fashion designer Jan Machenhauer is one of the Danish participants whose works you can experience here at Kløvermarksvej in 2017. During the year we show different fragments of Machenhauer’s work. Initially there is a new version of the 1994 collection with white stitches. This collection was overwhelmingly received by Japanese customers and thus became the starting point for Machenhauer’s various collaborations with Japanese partners. Right now we showcase 2nd part, consisting of a selected series of items from the shirt line launched in 2012.
At the exhibition we also show works by glass designer Tora Urup. For Tora Urup, the relationship with Japan started back in the early 1980s in Tokoname, Japan, with a ceramic study. At the workshop in Tokoname, Urup worked closely with the Japanese staff. Throughout the years, the relationship with this workshop have developed strong and close ties, which have inspired Urup in her professional work as well as opened doors to other parts of the industry. This applies for both Urup and Tokoname. Over the years, Japanese relations have also resulted in a series of glass works for Japanese Kimura Glass, a series of exhibitions in Japan and Denmark as well as a forthcoming Japan project.
Jan Machenhauer and Tora Urup are two examples of Danish craftsmen and designers who have created relationships between Denmark and Japan. Relationships, both of which have grown bigger and stronger over the years.
Throughout 2017 A. Petersen will show exhibitions that shed light on Danish-Japanese relations, inspirations and connections from different angles.