Fashion Drive

Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts

A journey through circa 500 years of fashion history as reflected in art: How have artists reacted to extreme phenomena such as slashed clothing, codpieces, the crinoline, or the dinner jacket? Fashion is an economic factor as well as a seismograph of social sensitivities, an expression of longing, and an instrument for mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion. In the modern age of global homogenization through “fast fashion,” this exhibition aims to provide a critical and at the same time sensory overview of clothing in art and the problematic and subversive moments in the history of fashion through the techniques of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, and film.

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Fashion Drive

March 2018

ISBN 978-3-7356-0432-3 (D), 978-3-7356-0433-0 (Eng)

24,00 × 32,00 cm

288 pages

306 colored and 107 b/w illustrations

Gatefold Brochure, paper

Concept: Cathérine Hug and Christoph Becker, Kunsthaus Zürich

Languages: German, English

Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft / Kunsthaus Zürich

Text by
Christoph Becker, Sonja Eismann, Cathérine Hug, Janine, Jakob, Nora Gomringer, Elfriede Jelinek, Inessa Kouteinikova, Monica Kurzel-Runtscheiner, Peter McNeal, Aileen Ribeiro, Franz Schuh, Werner Telesko, Katharina Tietze, Barbara Vinken, Philipp Zitzlsperger

Design by
Lena Huber, Kunsthaus Zürich

Fashion Drive – Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts , 20.4.– 15.7.2018, Kunsthaus Zürich