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New York | 02.12.2014 - 25.04.2015
"Authenticity and copyright protection against knock offs are two of the most debated topics in fashion today. Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits investigates the history of both authorized and unauthorized copying, as well as the various factors that have led to grey areas in authenticity.
The exhibition opens with two identical suits from 1966—an original by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and a licensed copy—alongside a video featuring side-by-side comparisons of the suits. Faking It then continues chronologically, beginning with a 1903 purple velvet evening dress by Charles Frederick Worth accompanied by a detail photo of his signed label, which authenticated his creations."
Barcelona | 16.03.2015 - 15.04.2015
"De mentalitat emprenedora, Gustau Gili i Roig ( Irun, 1868 - Barcelona, 1945), fill de l’editor Joan Gili i Montblanch, s’anà desviant de la línia paterna, el llibre religiós, per omplir un buit en el mercat espanyol, el de les obres científiques i tècniques. La traducció d’obres estrangeres, sobretot alemanyes i franceses, li permeteren bastir un catàleg amb el qual també s’expandí per l’Amèrica Llatina. [...] La vessant bibliofílica fou continuada per Gustau Gili i Esteve (Barcelona, 1906-1992), al capdavant de l’empresa des del 1945, de qui són molt conegudes, per exemple, les seves relacions amb Picasso. Però si alguna cosa marcà la política editorial a partir de la dècada dels cinquanta fou l’aposta decidida per l’arquitectura, a la qual s’anaren afegint el disseny i la fotografia, sota l’impuls de Gustau Gili i Torra (Barcelona, 1935-2008), nét del fundador. Col·laboradors extraordinaris com Juan Eduardo Cirlot, Ignasi de Solà-Morales o Joan Fontcuberta, juntament amb col·leccions del nivell de «Arquitectura y crítica», «Biblioteca de arquitectura», «Comunicación visual», «GG Diseño» o «FotoGGrafía» han convertit Gustavo Gili en una editorial de referència.
Viena | 22.10.2014 - 26.04.2015
"With its ninth presentation of the exhibition 100 Best Posters. Germany Austria Switzerland, the MAK will once again be placing up-to-the-minute graphic design at the center of attention. Media theory pioneer Marshall McLuhan, in his 1967 book The Medium is the Massage, described various forms of communication and the levels of perception on which they “massage”—and thus alter—the human sensorium. McLuhan had originally intended its title to be The Medium is the Message, but a printing error then made him aware of this alternative—and, to his mind, immanently appropriate—twist on his own saying."
Barcelona | 19.03.2015 - 29.04.2015
"La mostra consta dels treballs de 85 ex-alumnes, sense vinculació professional amb l’Escola, i que s’han seleccionat respectant el perfil de l’alumnat tipus de l’Escola Massana: més dones que homes, amb un percentatge equilibrat d’edats i d’especialitats (art, disseny i oficis), respectant el divers reconeixement social dels recorreguts professionals i personals de cada un d’ells. [...]
Sydney | 24.01.2015 - 24.04.2015
"A selection of posters chiefly from University Collections featuring the women artists and poster-makers who worked at the Tin Sheds, a hothouse for social and political debates. From the mid- seventies feminism, Aboriginal rights and the environmental movement galvanised the Tin Sheds, most visible in the explosion of dazzling and provocative posters. Some were collectively produced, others designed by artists such as Jean Clarkson, Pam Debenham, Jan Fieldsend, Angela Gee, Therese Kenyon, Leonie Lane, Jan Mackay, Marie McMahon, Avril Quaill, Toni Robertson, Yanni Stumbles and Sheona White. This display of historic posters coincides with the 40th anniversary of International Women's Year."
Berlin | 05/12/14 - 06/04/2015
Architecture designs 1920 – 1930
"Vkhutemas, often referred to as the “Russian Bauhaus”, was a legendary art school of Modernism in the 1920s. This is the first exhibition in Germany to show an important sampling – mainly focused on architecture – of the work of Vkhutemas. On display will be some 250 works: sketches, drawings, paintings and models by staff and students."
San Francisco | 14.03.2015 - 19.07.2015
"Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation from the Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.
These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations during the decades between 1910 and 1980."
Weil am Rhein | 14.03.2015 - 13.09.2015
"It’s time to move on from talk of the »Dark Continent«. A major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum in spring 2015 sheds new light on contemporary design in Africa. On the basis of a wide variety of examples, »Making Africa« shows how design is accompanying – and even promoting – economic and political change on the continent and engaging in a close dialogue with related disciplines, such as the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, film, photography, architecture and urban planning. "
Kolding | 13.03.2015 - 24.01.2016
"This exhibition faces the early, sensuous childhood experience that dwells in the subconscious and affects the personal preferences of certain materials and objects. Trapholt has invited one the world's most prominent trend forecasters, Lidewij Edelkoort, whom here defines 10 distinct fetish themes she sees emerging in design. She selected 100 of the hottest names on the global design scene to participate within the themes Nudism, Sado-Masochism, Romanticism, Spiritualism, Absurdism, Infantilism, Regionalism, Consumerism, Shamanism and Legendism.
Edelkoort's defining point of view is that we, to an increasing degree, use design as fetishes in order to connect in a more and more complex world. Taking psychology as an off-set, she argues that a personal inclination towards a certain type of fetish most likely can be traced back to our own childhood."
Saint-Etienne | 12.03.2015 - 12.04.2015
"The general theme of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015 is The Experiences of Beauty. This edition will examine the importance of forms and the meaning they give to functions, usages or the quality of life. [...] The challenge of this Biennial is to show that other routes are possible, not only the monotonous and repetitive ones produced by globalisation: the intention of the curators and exhibition designers will be to demonstrate and share what the aesthetic aspect of design can offer."
Some of the exhibitions:
- "Serial Beauty" - Cité du Design - http://ves.cat/mcss
- "L'essence du Beau" - http://ves.cat/mcsu
- "Raymond Loewy: Streamline Life" - Office du Turisme - http://ves.cat/mcsv
- "Luminaries" - Musée de la Mine - http://ves.cat/mcsw
Paris 08.03.2015 - 23.08.2015
"Jeanne Lanvin represents artistry in materials, embroidery, topstitches, twists, spirals, cut-outs – all the virtuosity of the couturière’s craft. It is classical French perfection, with very 18th century style dresses – slender bust, low waist, ample skirt – contrasting with the tubular line of Art Deco with its black and white geometrical patterns, the profusion of ribbons, cristals, beads, and silk tassels.
Bilbao | 10.03.2015 - 31.08.2015
"The 1950s were a decisive period for French haute couture. The industry had suffered badly in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash and even more so, in the aftermath of the Second World War. In the 1950s, Paris was reborn as the international capital of fashion, led by such prominent names as Jacques Heim, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga – to which the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum dedicated the exhibition Balenciaga. Designing the limits (2010) – and Jacques Fath, followed by newcomers Balmain, Christian Dior, Jacques Griffe, Hubert de Givenchy and Pierre Cardin. They all contributed to the enduring legacy of French fashion, synonym of luxury, elegance and creativity, and to the success of ready-to-wear fashion.
This exhibition retraces the evolution of the female form over the ten-year period from 1947–1957, from the birth of the New Look to the death of Christian Dior and the advent of Yves Saint Laurent."
Madrid |26.03.2015 - 28.06.2015
"El gusto moderno. Art déco en París, 1910-1935 se demora también en el viaje moderno y en la presencia de lo exótico en el art déco –centrada en la Exposición Colonial de 1931 en París– y llega hasta mediados de los años treinta, cuando la peculiar modernidad del art déco se reúne y se mezcla con aquellas nuevas formas –las de Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier o Eileen Gray– habitualmente identificadas con la modernidad, de cuya historia el art decó, curiosa e injustamente, parece casi no haber formado parte."
Barcelona | 26.03.2015 - 13.09.2015
"The Palau Robert presents the innovative, shared creativity of the Olot-based studio RCR Arquitectes, created by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, in an exhibition that looks back over the past 25 years of a trajectory committed to seeking out an architecture that is in pure harmony with the environment.
Paris | 19.03.2015 - 19.07.2015
"An exhibition dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent's spring-summer 1971 haute couture collection.
On January 29, 1971, Yves Saint Laurent presented the collection known as the “Liberation” or “Forties” collection, which was inspired by the fashion of the war years. Short dresses, platform shoes, square shoulders, and exaggerated makeup were the references to occupied Paris that caused a scandal. The collection, which was heavily criticized by the press, gave full sway to the retro trend that quickly ended up conquering the street."
Zürich | 20.03.2015 - 31.05.2015
"Making it yourself—be it a chair, a lamp or a table—is definitely a trend! Modifying and personalizing furniture and design objects offers an alternative to mass consumption and the unsustainable nature of many products. With the rediscovery of handicraft and the dissemination of designs and instructions in Internet there is a growing interest in making things oneself. The current “do-it-yourself” movement increasingly blends production and consumption in what is called a “prosumer” culture. The exhibition spotlights the background to the “do-it-yourself” phenomenon and asks about its significance for the design process. A generously dimensioned workshop is temporarily included in the exhibition, allowing visitors to continually contribute newly built design objects to “Do It Yourself Design.”"
Hamburg | 20.03.2015 - 20.09.2015
"The exhibition “Fast Fashion” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg casts a critical glimpse behind the scenes of glamorous fashion. It is bounded by the magic triangle of consumerism, economic interests and ecological issues, and throws light on these themes from the following aspects: fashion & victims; poverty & affluence; global & local effects; wages & profits; garments & chemicals; clothes & the ecological rucksack; new fibre technologies."
Berlin |18.03.2015 - 25.05.2015
"The collection of the Bauhaus-Archiv is growing. Carefully selected purchases and, above all, generous gifts have made this possible even in times of limited funds. For the first time the current exhibition shows a selection of 80 new acquisitions from all areas of our collection which have entered our institution within the last ten years. Works by Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Lyonel Feininger, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer and Alma Siedhoff-Buscher can be seen."
Belfast | 13.06.2014 - 19.04.2015
"Step into the wardrobe of the early 1900s as women were freed from their corset and unleashed into an age of liberty. Admire beautiful fabrics and elegant embellishments of exquisite gowns with an exhibition that showcases the rich and exotic opulence of a glamorous silhouette."
Brussels | 03.04.2014 -19.04.2015
"Squeezed between the 1929 stock market crash and the start of the Second World War, 1930s fashion is often neglected.
After the Roaring Twenties and the flappers who gave themselves up to every extravagance, women returned to more discretion and unostentatious luxury, in keeping with the crisis of the times. They rediscovered their figures, enhanced by skilful cuts and fabrics used on the bias, hugging the body. Appropriate underwear sculpted the silhouette, which was now slender. Hair was worn longer and waved, hairstyles became more voluminous. Outfits were set off by a small hat, worn on the side of the head. "
Toronto | 08.10.2014 - 19.04.2015
"From Ashgabat to Istanbul features seventy-five rugs from East, Central and West Asia from the collections of the Textile Museum of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Nickle Galleries in Calgary and twenty-seven private collectors from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Reflecting the combined efforts of these public institutions and a large group of rug enthusiasts from different generations and of diverse backgrounds, the exhibition demonstrates the great range of Oriental weaving culture represented by court, urban, village and tribal rugs. At the same time it traces Canadian social history as reflected in rug collecting practices in Canada in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, incorporating interviews with rug collectors, dealers, curators and business owners who share their insights into rug collecting."
London | 14.10.2014 - 06.04.2015
"Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall has played host to some of the world’s most striking and memorable works of contemporary art. Now, this vast space welcomes the largest work ever created by renowned American sculptor Richard Tuttle (born 1941).
Entitled I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language, this newly commissioned sculpture combines vast swathes of fabrics designed by the artist from both man-made and natural fibres in three bold and brilliant colours."
Newgate | 25.10.2014 - 19.04.2015
"A dramatic and striking new exhibition opens at The Bowes Museum’s award winning Fashion & Textile Gallery in October; its only UK venue.
Madrid | 04.10.204 - 01.02.2015
"Un recorrido a través de 168 postales de las cerca de los dos millares que compusieron la colección de Le Corbusier, en diálogo directo con otras fuentes de que el arquitecto suizo se sirvió a lo largo de su vida para crear uno de los lenguajes más definitorios de nuestra modernidad."