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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Concept: Cathérine Hug and Christoph Becker, Kunsthaus Zürich
Languages: German, English
Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft / Kunsthaus Zürich
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
Lena Huber, Kunsthaus Zürich
Fashion Drive – Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts , 20.4.– 15.7.2018, Kunsthaus Zürich