Exhibitions: Fashion and Technology
Two fashion exhibitions at the art and culture complex MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria, reflect on fashion’s presence and effect on the arts, digital technology and science industries.
Reflecting Fashion: Art and Fashion since Modernism, held at the Museum Moderner Kunst (Mumok) in the MuseumsQuartier, focuses on clothing and fashion as an essential component of art. It shows how they have played a major role in the work of artists such as Ellsworth Kelly from the US, American photographer Cindy Sherman and French conceptual artist Daniel Buren.
This exhibition coincides with Quartier21 gallery’s groundbreaking exhibition Technosensual: Where Fashion Meets Technology, also housed in the MuseumsQuartier. It presents electronic textiles and wearable technologies created by international haute ‘tech’ couture designers. Expect to see some of British designer Hussein Chalayan’s revolutionary work. But the real draw is the selection of newer fashion tech ingénues on display, such as Australian ‘Body Architect’ Lucy McRae on display.
Technosensual: Where Fashion Meets Technology runs until September 2 2012, while Reflecting Fashion: Art and Fashion since Modernism runs until September 23 2012.
For more like this, see Stylus’ coverage of 2012’s hottest global fashion exhibitions in Tracing Design Legacy, as well as Fashion’s Fantasy Modern concept, which explores the changing lifestyles of a global community that flits between the digital and physical worlds.