Sunday, November 26, 2006

Skin & Bones

Los Angeles museums mettent les petits plats dans les grands these days, with the Berman Collection at the Getty, Magritte at LACMA, and Skin & Bones, the new MOCA exhibit on parallel practices in fashion and architecture:
The exhibition explores the common visual and intellectual principles that underlie both fashion and architecture. Both disciplines start with the human body and expand on ideas of space and movement, serving as outward expressions of personal, political, and cultural identity. Architects and fashion designers produce environments defined through spatial awareness—the structures they create are based on volume, function, proportion, and material.
The show presents a wide selection of architects and fashion designers, and is cleverly organized around themes such as identity, shelter, tectonics, cross-over materials, draping, or folds.
- Richard Davie's Selfridges store in Birmingham
- Viktor & Rolf's multilayered blouse
- Arata Isozaki's MOCA [not in exhibit]
- Hussein Chalayan's furniture dress
- Shigeru Ban's curtain wall house in Tokyo
Also noted:
- Duccio Malagamba's Santa Caterina market in Barcelona
- Viktor & Rolf's Russian doll & Long live the immaterial collection
- Testa & Weiser's Strand Tower
- Diller Scofidio/Renfro's Blur House & Bad dress series
- Toyo Ito's Mikimoto Tower in Tokyo and Forum of Music in Ghent
- Jakob & MacFarlane's City of Fashion & Design in Paris
Excellent catalogue. [review in New Yorker]
photos MOCA

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