Eckhaus Latta to Present Exhibition at The Whitney

Eckhaus Latta to Present Exhibition at The Whitney

'Eckhaus Latta: Possessed' will be the Whitney's first fashion exhibition in 21 years.

'Eckhaus Latta: Possessed' will be the Whitney's first fashion exhibition in 21 years.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

In an exciting announcement, Eckhaus Latta will present the first solo fashion exhibition at the Whitney in 21 years. Eckhaus Latta: PossessedĀ will highlight the work of the designer duo Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, who have built their fashion design careers by using unexpected materials, emphasizing textures, and incorporating writing, visuals, and performance into their craft.

Nancy and Fred Poses Associate Curator, Christopher Lew, says, "As part of the Whitney's emerging artist program, we sometimes showcase creative figures outside of the visual arts. These figures from fields such as fashion, music, architecture, design, and food approach their disciplines in ways that are akin to visual artists, often questioning the systems and parameters that define what they do, speaking to the broader cultural moment, and blurring the boundaries between disciplines."

Eckhaus Latta will create three installations that will explore and navigate conversations surrounding fashion consumption, advertising, inspiration, and creation. Co-organizer of the exhibition, Lauri London Freedman, says, "Working with Mike and Zoe has challenged us to consider the roles that our museum spaces play and the objects that are presented. They pushed us to ask broader questions such as 'How can we reexamine the format of an exhibition?' and 'What is the best way to exhibit an artist's work."

The 2018 LVMH Prize of Young Fashion Designers finalists will openĀ Eckhaus Latta: PossessedĀ starting on August 3. The exhibit will run through October.

Credits: IMAGE COURTESY OF ECKHAUS LATTA

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