Art & Fashion. Between Skin and Clothing

The Fashion Show collection, Autumn/winter 2007-2008
Viktor & Rolf, Maryna - The Fashion Show collection, Autumn/winter 2007-2008
Foto: Peter Stigler, model Maryna Linchuk (DNA Models)

Walter Van Beirendonck · Louise Bourgeois ·   Hussein Chalayan · Christophe Coppens · Comme des Garçons · Salvador Dalí · Naomi Filmer · Robert Gober · Martin Margiela · Viktor & Rolf · Anna-Nicole Ziesche · u.v.a.

Fashion and objects by Walter Van Beirendonck, Louise Bourgeois, Hussein Chalayan, Christophe Coppens, Comme des Garçons, Salvador Dalí, Naomi Filmer, Robert Gober, Martin Margiela, Francesco Vezzoli, Viktor & Rolf, Anna-Nicole Zische and many others.

The exhibition explores the relation 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 from the sixties on the new visual aesthetics of society. Fashion and Art became in the same way conceptual. During the eighties Japanese designers as Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garçons start to explore the boundaries of clothing and the meaning of fashion. Viktor & Rolf and Hussein Chalayan too started to present fashion shows in the new millenium that looked like art-installations.

The exhibition, which first has been 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.