Talk tonight 5/24/17 at the Denver Art Museum

If you’re in Denver, check out the Logan Lecture on the Intersection of Art/Design/Fashion tonight after viewing the exhibition Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s-90s.  If you’re not able to make it, there is a 70-page exhibition catalog available for purchase through the museum bookstore, and there are videos on the exhibition on DAM’s Youtube page.

Issues of Six magazine by Comme des Garçons, at Denver Art Museum

Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s-1990s

The inaugural exhibit of fashion and textile curator Florence Müller, Shock Wave includes garments by and videos featuring the work of Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada,  Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and Junya Watanabe.

Issey Miyake bustier, 1983, molded plastic. On loan from Joan Agajanian Quinn to Denver Art Museum

Logan Lecture

Join Denver Art Museum curator of modern and contemporary art Rebecca Hart; curator of architecture, design and graphics Darrin Alfred; and Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Curator of Fashion Florence Müller, for a dialogue highlighting the convergence of art, design, and fashion.  The boundaries of each are tempted as new media challenge one another and collaborations expand or self-reflect.

Exhibition: OMAR VICTOR DIOP ‘Project Diaspora’

What: OMAR VICTOR DIOP ‘Project Diaspora’

When: On view through August 20, 2017

Where: SCAD FASH Museum, Atlanta

“SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film presents the first solo museum exhibition by celebrated photographer Omar Victor Diop. “Project Diaspora” is a rich, meticulously crafted essay of 18 works of art that explore the often neglected, but deeply entangled historical relationships between Africa and the rest of the world, including trade, early diplomatic encounters and the legacy of slavery. Diop’s photographs focus on the representation of Africans in Western and Asian art history from the 15th to the 19th centuries, as he recreates portraits of individuals who became prominent figures in their unique contexts.”

Exhibition: Our Hearts on Our Sleeves

A gypsy cocktail dress from 1970 by Sandra Kemp, the first woman to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s fashion design program.

What: Our Hearts on Our Sleeves

When: April 28, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Where: The Valentine Museum, Richmond VA

Our Hearts on Our Sleeves examines Richmond’s longstanding infatuation with the arts as articulated through individual style and communal support of avant-garde fashion and fiber art. Like the murals that adorn the city’s buildings, textiles adorn citizen’s bodies uniting artistic expression with self-actualization, creativity with civic service, and traditional techniques with profound irreverence.”

Learn more in an article from Style Weekly:
A New Fashion Exhibit at the Valentine Takes a Glimpse at Richmond’s Most Notable Arts Patrons



Exhibition: Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Zaha Hadid, “Nova,” rubber, fiberglass and leather using rotation-molding around an internal cantilever system, 2013

What:  Shoes: Pleasure and Pain 

Where: SCAD FASH Museum, Atlanta

When: April 11 – August 13, 2017

“SCAD FASH presents “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain,” an exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, that explores the creativity, cultural significance and transformative power of shoes. The exhibition displays more than 200 pairs of shoes, from ancient Egyptian slippers embellished with gold leaf and the seductive signature red soles of Christian Louboutin heels, to cutting-edge designs created by contemporary designers experimenting with new materials and the latest technology. SCAD FASH is honored to be the only southeastern venue for the exhibition.”