Aesthetica Magazine

Art & Fashion: 5 Shows to See

Aesthetica Magazine sent this email to their subscribers on October 19, 2023.


 
Art and clothing have been intertwined for centuries. As Sir Francis Bacon
famously said: “Fashion is only the attempt to realise art in living form.” It is common,
for example, for designers to take inspiration from pivotal creative movements. In 1965,
Yves Saint Laurent  paid tribute to Dutch painter Piet Mondrian by creating dresses that
evoked the artist’s abstract canvases. In photography, the lines between commercial and
fine art are continually blurred. Creatives such as Tyler Mitchell, Nadine Ijewere and Viviane Sassen, for example, have created some of the most iconic and timeless snapshots of the
last decade. Here are exhibitions exploring the influence of fashion on visual culture.
 
 
Bring No Clothes | Charleston in Lewes
 
 
Bring No Clothes explores the
enduring fashion of the 20th century Bloomsbury group. Charleston’s show uses original garments, archival objects, paintings, photography, manuscripts and spoken word to examine how members of the set embodied liberated sexuality, feminism, queerness and pacifism, helping to lay the foundations
for how we dress today.
 
Find out more »

Viviane Sassen | MEP
 
 
Viviane Sassen’s retrospective at
the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, focuses on two main themes: the search for new artistic forms and the importance of intimacy in her pictures. She frees fashion photography from static precision, focusing instead on performative, almost theatrical compositions and creating an exaggerated sense of the hyperreal.
 
 

Tartan | V&A Dundee
 
 
Tartan is the first Scottish exhibition
in 30 years to focus solely on the iconic textile. The show highlights the power of the material to unite people. No other textile
pattern has been categorised to such a
degree, with more than 11,000 known examples recorded worldwide. Here, 300 objects illustrate tartan’s universal
and enduring appeal.
 
Find out more »

REBEL | The Design Museum
 
 
REBEL is one of the most wide-ranging surveys of British fashion culture ever staged in the UK. Featuring many pieces by creatives like Bianca Saunders and Alexander McQueen, the show tells the story of young designers, who have transformed clothing through their talent. The display introduces archival materials and drawings alongside innovative looks
from ground-breaking collections.
 

Missing Thread | Somerset House
 
 
Black creativity has had an influence on
British culture, but it is often referenced – and appropriated – without acknowledgement. Somerset House is seeking to redress the balance in their show. The display features creations by designers to the likes of Joe Casely-Hayford OBE and Saul Nash.
Clothes are shown alongside artefacts, memorabilia and installations.
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
Image credits: 
1. Dior Men Summer 2023 group shot in front of Charleston reconstruction; photograph: © Brett Lloyd (full collection and set not shown in exhibition) 2. Bianca Saunders. ‘YELLOW’ SS20 campaign. Shot and Styled by Ronan McKenzie. 3. Tartan at V&A Dundee_Wales Bonner adidas Originals, Spring Summer 2021. Photo by Jeano Edwards 4. Adidas x Pharell, 2017 © Viviane Sassen et Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam) 5. Ahluwalia, Spring/Summer 2022 collection. © Creative Director Priya Ahluwalia. Photo Laurence Ellis
  

Text-only version of this email

#Exhibitions | #Recommendations   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Art and clothing have been intertwined for centuries. As Sir Francis Bacon famously said: “Fashion is only the attempt to realise art in living form.” It is common, for example, for designers to take inspiration from pivotal creative movements. In 1965, Yves Saint Laurent  paid tribute to Dutch painter Piet Mondrian by creating dresses that evoked the artist’s abstract canvases. In photography, the lines between commercial and fine art are continually blurred. Creatives such as Tyler Mitchell, Nadine Ijewere and Viviane Sassen, for example, have created some of the most iconic and timeless snapshots of the last decade. Here are exhibitions exploring the influence of fashion on visual culture. Bring No Clothes | Charleston in Lewes Bring No Clothes explores the enduring fashion of the 20th century Bloomsbury group. Charleston’s show uses original garments, archival objects, paintings, photography, manuscripts and spoken word to examine how members of the set embodied liberated sexuality, feminism, queerness and pacifism, helping to lay the foundations for how we dress today. Find out more » ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Viviane Sassen | MEP Viviane Sassen’s retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, focuses on two main themes: the search for new artistic forms and the importance of intimacy in her pictures. She frees fashion photography from static precision, focusing instead on performative, almost theatrical compositions and creating an exaggerated sense of the hyperreal. Find out more » ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tartan | V&A Dundee Tartan is the first Scottish exhibition in 30 years to focus solely on the iconic textile. The show highlights the power of the material to unite people. No other textile pattern has been categorised to such a degree, with more than 11,000 known examples recorded worldwide. Here, 300 objects illustrate tartan’s universal and enduring appeal. Find out more » ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REBEL | The Design Museum REBEL is one of the most wide-ranging surveys of British fashion culture ever staged in the UK. Featuring many pieces by creatives like Bianca Saunders and Alexander McQueen, the show tells the story of young designers, who have transformed clothing through their talent. The display introduces archival materials and drawings alongside innovative looks from ground-breaking collections. Find out more » ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Missing Thread | Somerset House Black creativity has had an influence on British culture, but it is often referenced – and appropriated – without acknowledgement. Somerset House is seeking to redress the balance in their show. The display features creations by designers to the likes of Joe Casely-Hayford OBE and Saul Nash. Clothes are shown alongside artefacts, memorabilia and installations. Find out more » Image credits:  1. Dior Men Summer 2023 group shot in front of Charleston reconstruction; photograph: © Brett Lloyd (full collection and set not shown in exhibition) 2. Bianca Saunders. ‘YELLOW’ SS20 campaign. Shot and Styled by Ronan McKenzie. 3. Tartan at V&A Dundee_Wales Bonner adidas Originals, Spring Summer 2021. Photo by Jeano Edwards 4. Adidas x Pharell, 2017 © Viviane Sassen et Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam) 5. Ahluwalia, Spring/Summer 2022 collection. © Creative Director Priya Ahluwalia. Photo Laurence Ellis ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Change email address / Leave mailing list
Show all

The Latest Emails Sent By Aesthetica Magazine

More Emails, Deals & Coupons From Aesthetica Magazine

Email Offers, Discounts & Promos From Our Top Stores