Exhibition -Naniwa identity-


- Naniwa identity - presented by ID Boutique (Selected by Nobuyuki ITO)

Exhibition: 28 May - 28 June, 2001 Open: Mon.-Thu. 1:00pm-7:00pm (Close: Fri.-Sun., National Holliday)

  • Opening reception: Mon. 28 May, 6:00pm-
  • Artist talk(in Japanese)/Performance: Sat. 30 June, 4:00pm-



'ID Boutique' is a Japanese artist group who explore individual identity and personal independence through couture. The name derives from the abbreviation ID, standing for identification, as in ID card, and Id, the psycho-analytic term referring to the basic instincts necessary for self-preservation.

In 1994, Mutsuyo and Junichi KUSAKA exhibited three projects - Food, Clothing and Shelter - at international large group show entitled - Of the Human Condition - (Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo). They began to make clothes art work by this chance. In 1995, they formed 'ID Boutique' with Yoku SASAKI and other apparel designers.

Junichi KUSAKA:
Born 1962, Yokohama, Japan
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, Received Master of Arts, 1988

Mutsuyo KUSAKA:
Born 1963, Yokohama, Japan
Tama Arts University, graduated 1988

Born 1968, Hakodate, Japan
Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo, graduated 1991

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions;


"Of Clothing", Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
1995 "ABFORMAL Suits Collection", ZA MOCA Foundation, Tokyo
1996 "Grand Bazar", P.A.P FACTORY, Tokyo
1998 "The Dressing Room for Consciousness", Ginza Kyubidou Gallery, Tokyo
1999 "Great Masters Series", Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, USA
"Of the Boundary between Human body and the Outside World", Ginza Plus Minus Gallery, Tokyo
2000 "Prototypes", Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
"Sampling Identities", Kamakura Gallery, Kanagawa

Group shows;

1994 "Of the Human Condition", Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo
1996 "Requiem", Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Saitama
"Izumiwaku Project 1996", Izumi Junior high school, Tokyo
1997 "Ginza Gallery Net 1997, Post Womanhood", Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
1998 "Taipei Biennial 1998, Site of desire", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
"Art is Fun 9", Hara Museum ARC, Gunma
2000 "Learning in and through Art", Hiroshima City Museam of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima


1995 Collection at "Morphe '95", Spiral/Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo
1998 Collection at Hara Museum ARC, Gunma
1999 "Uniform", Bard College, New York, USA

Collection at Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, USA

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