Zurich - Exhibition

Fashion Drive. Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts

Kunsthaus Zürich

20 Apr 201815 Jul 2018

More than 230 works – including everything from slashed clothing and codpieces to haute couture and street wear – testify the many ways artists have viewed, commented on and shaped the world of fashion through the centuries. The exhibition spans art in multiple media from the Renaissance to the present day, with paintings, sculptures, installations, prints and watercolours, photographs, films, costumes and armour by some sixty artists.

In this exhibition, the Kunsthaus Zürich sets out to synthesize and invite reflection on several centuries of art, fashion and social history and transform them into a sensual experience. Works from past eras are presented in surprisingly fresh ways, enabling visitors to rediscover their original meaning in a present-day context.

  • Peter Lindbergh, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington & Naomi Campbell, Brooklyn, 1990. Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris © Peter LindberghPeter Lindbergh, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington & Naomi Campbell, Brooklyn, 1990. Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris © Peter Lindbergh

Curators

Special Events

Destination: Zurich
Where: Kunsthaus Zürich
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

‘Silk symposium’. Organized by the Festspiele Zürich

Destination: Zurich
Where: Kunsthaus Zürich
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Free

‘Clothing in art: a tour d’horizon’, guided tour with curator Cathérine Hug

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; wed, thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1910

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Becker Christoph


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