Jonathan Anderson, art lover and collector is the prestigious guest curator at the Hepworth Wakefield, a British venue for exceptional art. Curator of the “Disobedient Bodies” show, the Irishman questions the vision of the human body and its radical representations in art, fashion and design. The designer presents 100 pieces by 40 artists. Thus we have Louise Bourgeois alongside Alberto Giacometti with a Henry Moore masterpiece, “Reclining Figure” (1936), in the entrance. He is also showing pieces from his own ready-to-wear fall-winter 2013 menswear collection full of details taken straight from what’s traditionally deemed as women’s wear.
At the heart of the show Jonathan Anderson offers us a monumental installation composed of a vast sweater (the collar touches the ceiling and the sleeves reach the floor) where the visitor can imagine themselves in a stunning disproportionality. “I was very excited by this rare opportunity to reunite certain works of art and fashion pieces that have inspired my own creative process, and to have the chance to see how these objects interact with each other when put side by side.” In both his men’s wear collections and his advertising campaigns, Jonathan Anderson continuously affirms an innovative vision of the garment, whose forms he hybridises, often from the contemporary perspective of post-gender.
“Disobedient Bodies”, on until June 18th 2017 at the Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.
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