minä perhonen

Japanese designer Akira Minagawa’s brand, minä perhonen, is founded on a vision of creating designs “that would last at least for a century.” Rather than following fast fashion, minä perhonen starts a trend for “special daily wear” in Japan by incorporating designs with what makes wearers happy. The ideal to be closer to people’s daily lives and to design with warmth also helps the brand to gain worldwide followers and praises.

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (KMFA) is located in the Neiweipi Cultural Park, which is an area of 40 hectares and is known for its integration of cultural landscape and natural ecology. In addition to the premises of the KMFA, it also includes the Children's Art Museum, the Sculpture Park, the Ecology Park, and the Austronesian Cultural Area, offering citizens a multi-functional living park with features of arts, culture, leisure, natural ecology, and education. The KMFA team has been adopting diverse approaches of management to transform the entire park and museum into a site of new lifestyle that integrates arts, education, nature, and leisure life. We shall also incorporate more creative elements of contemporary art, architecture, design and community development to expand the public's horizon and introduce more opportunities for carrying out dialogues between Kaohsiung and the world

Cooperative Partners

Organizers/ KMFA, minä perhonen

Main sponsor/ Taishin International Bank

Special sponsor/柯珀汝



minä perhonen is a brand founded by Japanese designer Akira Minagawa (1967-). The initial vision of the brand was that would continue at least for 100 years. The title of the exhibition, Tsuzuku (Japanese: つづく), has the meaning of continuing. Accordingly, the word also represents the concept of temporal continuity of the brand, and it connotes connection, linkage, joining hands, and circulation, which conjures the image of creative energy generated by the interaction of people and things. Since its opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2019, this is the first time that Tsuzuku will be presented overseas at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (2022). The exhibits will include not only products, such as textiles, clothes, interior goods, and tableware, but also artworks and materials, such as video, printed materials, and Minagawa’s original design drawings and illustrations to shed light on what underlies these creations. This is going to be a great opportunity for Taiwanese audiences to experience and be introduced to the creativity and philosophy of minä perhonen and Akira Minagawa.

Tue. - Sun. 09:30-17:30