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Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun (CoCA) presents Wonderingmode

Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun (CoCA) presents Wonderingmode an exhibition on view 15 March–26 May 2013.

Iris van Herpen
Iris van Herpen Collection, Voltage, S/S 2013. Photo: Michel Zoeter. Model: Tesla Coil – Natalja Heybroek. Courtesy the artist.

Artists/Designers: Hussein Chalayan, Iris van Herpen, Daniel Widrig, Ruth Hogben, Yuima Nakazato, Marloes Ten Bhomer, Tomoko Hayashi, Naomi Filmer, Anna-Nicole Zeiche, Minna Palmqvist, Emilia Tikka, Mina Lundgren, Kim Hagelind, Ana Rajcevic, Bogomir Doringer

Collaboration and panel with contribution of: Linda Loppa, director of Polomoda, Florence / Kaat Debo, director of MoMU – Fashion Museum, Antwerp / Helena Hertov, founder of Fashionplay, Stockholm / Annemartine van Kesteren, curator at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam / Stefan Siegel, founder of NOT JUST A LABEL, London and some of the participating artists.

Wonderingmode is an exhibitive format of an experimental kind that explores and presents cutting-edge research in the domains of art, design, fashion and architecture and their mutual crossovers. It is imagined as a visual journey through a variety of imaginary worlds created on the intersection of different domains of creativity and expressive languages. The work of Hussein Chalayan constitutes the point of departure of the project—as Chalayan is one of the contemporary designers who very accurately and directly relate to the theme which is the core of this exhibition: the hybridisation of knowledge and productive procedures as a way towards innovation. Beside Chalayan’s work, CoCA aims to present works of the most innovative and daring designers of the emerging generation like Iris van Herpen, Daniel Widrig, Marloes Ten Bhomer, Yuima Nakazato, and others whose creations can be described as true hybrids, able to transcend parameters of categorization valid till now. Their works seem to question the differences between wearable and sculptural, synthetic and organic. Where is the border, if there should be one, between the categories through which we search to classify and define different domains of creativity?

Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun
Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13
87-100 Torun, Poland

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