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.
ISBN 978-3-7356-0432-3 (D), 978-3-7356-0433-0 (Eng)
24,00 × 32,00 cm
306 colored and 107 b/w illustrations
Gatefold Brochure, paper
Concept: Cathérine Hug and Christoph Becker, 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