When art and fashion get together, it crackles between skin and clothing.
Fashion and objects by Walter van Beirendonck, Louise Bourgeois, Hussein Chalayan, Christophe Coppens, Comme des Garçons, Salvador Dali, Naomi Filmer, Robert Gober, Martin Margiela, Francesco Vezzoli, Viktor und Rolf, Anna Nicole Zische and many others.
The exhibition explores the relationship between art and fashion. Since the sixties art and fashion share the same avant-garde feeling. From then on fashion no longer expresses power, money and social class. Instead it starts to express art and culture. Fashion and popular visual cultures – like pop art – became the new visual aesthetics of society from the sixties on. Fashion and Art became conceptual in the same way. During the eighties Japanese designers as Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garçons started to explore the boundaries of clothing and the meaning of fashion. Viktor & Rolf and Hussein Chalayan too began to present fashion shows that looked like art-installations in the new millenium .
The exhibition, which was first shown at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, curated by José Teunissen and Han Nefkens, will be reshaped for Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg by José Teunissen and Annelie Lütgens, curator of Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
Main image: Viktor & Rolf, The Chainsaw Massacre, spring 2010. Photo: Peter Stigter.
Other images top to bottom: 1. Maison Martin Margiela Photo: Bob Goedewaagen 2. Louise Bourgeois Photo: Christopher Burke 3. Walter van Beirendonck Photo: Ronald Stoops
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