ART IN FASHION: Stockholm exhibition
27. februar 2020
The well known and loving relationship between art and fashion is further examined in the new exhibition, Art in Fashion, at Sven-Harrys konstmuseum in Stockholm. Curated by fashion expert, journalist, trend spotter, and experienced cultural
analyst, Cay Bond, the exhibitions seeks to explore what happens when art meets fashion in a cross disciplinary dance of creation.
“Art in Fashion is a exhibition we’ve been longing to produce,” Dragana Kusoffsky Maksimović, CEO of Sven- Harrys konstmuseum. “We are an art museum and we want to show our visitors that fashion can be an art form. This is an exhibition that offers unexpected tactics, jarring material choices, and virtuoso tailoring. I can promise a playful
experience that sparks the imagination—a happy union of art and fashion.”
The exhibition is live between February 14 and May 31 and shows the work of talents Nikoline Liv Andersen, BITE, Martin Bergström, Ann Bonander Looft, Selam Fessahaye, Mark Kenly Domino Tan, Linda Nurk, Astrid Olsson, Diana Orving, Stina Randestad, Olivier Saillard, Bea Szenfeld, Henrik Vibskov, and Wilhja. The exhibiting artists are from around the world, but have one thing in common: Their work draws upon inspiration from the art world.
“With the exhibition Art in Fashion, we’re aiming the spotlight at some of the foremost representatives of avant-garde and art-inspired fashion,” says Bond. “The thirty-six works by fourteen creative artists span from bioorganic experiments and exquisite tailoring to textile artworks and installations. This is an exhibition that wants to go big, to surprise, and to give a unique overview of some of the most innovative currents of our time.”
The exhibition seemingly embraces the idea that fashion is more than just western boots and latest trend. Digging into a long history of fashion and “a celebration of the bold, the modern, and the innovative and at the same time a recognition of traditional
craftsman expertise and masterful design.” Art is art wether that is done with paper, bioorganic experiments or on fabric, and the Art in Fashion exhibition at Sven-Harrys konstmuseum shows us the beauty in creations made with a fluid understanding of, what art and fashion can be.