Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Opens Art & Fashion Between Skin and Clothing

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents Art & Fashion. Between Skin and Clothing. On view 5 March–7 August 2011.

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 and Rolf, Anna-Nicole Ziesche and many others.

The exhibition explores the relationship between art and fashion. Since the sixties art and fashion have shared the same avant-garde feeling. 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. Fashion and Art are 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 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.

Fashion show DREAM
with Walter Van Beirendonck and students of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, on 25 March 2011, 8 pm, at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

Image: Viktor & Rolf, “The Chainsaw Massacre,” spring 2010. Photo by © Peter Stigter

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Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
Germany
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