J.W.Anderson to Curate New Museum Exhibition

J.W.Anderson to Curate New Museum Exhibition

The exhibition is set to open next Spring featuring works by Rei Kawakubo, Helmut Lang, Christian Dior, and more

The exhibition is set to open next Spring featuring works by Rei Kawakubo, Helmut Lang, Christian Dior, and more

Text: Jake Viswanath

J.W.Anderson is planning to merge the worlds of fashion, art, and gender once again. The designer is set to curate an exhibition for the Hepworth Wakefield, entitled Disobedient Bodies, that means to explore the relationships between fashion, gender, and sexuality, and give an insight into his artistic process.

The exhibition will prominently feature the works of both modern artists, including Jean Arc, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, and Naum Gabo, and fashion designers, including Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Helmut Lang, as well as showcase Anderson’s own designs. In a statement, he said, “I want the exhibition to mirror the speed and unexpected encounters that characterize the way in which we consume images today, as well as being a space in which to explore ideas of gender and identity that have been an going part of my creative practice.”

This new venture falls in line with Anderson’s well-known interest in blurring the boundaries between menswear and womenswear. The exhibition will be divided into separate spaces, each meant to reflect an aspect of the designer’s creative vision. Some rooms will highlight the people and pieces that inspire his designs, while others will be dedicated to his fellow artists and designers. An interactive instillation created by Anderson will tie the exhibition together and act as its centerpiece.

The exhibition will run from March 18 to June 18, 2017.

Credits: Cover Photo: J.W.Anderson photographed by Anthony Maule for V Magazine.

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