Location: SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Vitrine
A multidisciplinary exhibition that questions the relationship between fashion and art. Curated by FASHIONCLASH and organized in collaboration with SCHUNCK*.
Fashion occupies a prominent position in our contemporary culture and is one of the largest industries in the world. But is it art?
The status of fashion within the art sphere is an everlasting subject of debate. There are legendary designers who identified themselves as artists such as Elsa Schiaparelli, who declared in her autobiography that she considers fashion design not as “a profession, but as an art.” Nowadays many prominent designers such as Martin Margiela, Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs reject this statement.
“My designs are based on my paintings. The paintings and the fashion go hand in hand. I get inspired by the way of thinking and moving of our society, I want to translate this into my textiles and paintings” – Jade van der Mark
Within the academic sphere and the world of young designers there are many examples of cross-overs with art and autonomous approaches to fashion as a form of art. The multidisciplinary FASHION VS. ART exhibition displays a selection of work by fashion designers who in their own practice question and challenge the boundaries of fashion as a form of art. With their playful and innovative approach to fashion they stimulate our imaginary world and question our perception. Ask yourself: Is it art or is it fashion?
FASHIONCLASH presents the art of fashion not only by scouting outspoken avant-garde designers and providing a platform for upcoming talent, but also by organizing cross-over projects such as the CLASH project. Since the first edition in 2009 the CLASH Project challenges every year ten artists and designers from different artistic disciplines (all non-fashion) to transform their practice, both materially and conceptually, into a ‘wearable’ fashion outfit, that can be presented on the catwalk during FASHIONCLASH Festival. The perfect opportunity for creative minds to step out of their comfort zone, to play and experiment!
More information: http://schunck.nl/agenda/fashion-vs-art/
“For me fashion and art are inseparable. All artists try to capture memories and emotions. Fashion or art unfolds itself when people can relate to it” – Marlou Breuls
Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 23 p.m. SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Shop window. The presentation will undergo a changeover halfway through the exhibition period.
Part 1 (4 March – 21 May)
Aina Seerden, Vandaag de Toekomst, By vanharten, Chris van den Elzen, Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Elvira ’t Hart, Femke Agema, Statement made by Jade, Pot Luck, Mieke Kockelkorn, Minou Lejeune, Pleun van Dijk (reborn), Sanna Schubert, Sidi El Karchi, Vera Gulikers
Part 2 (25 May – 6 August 2017)
Vandaag de Toekomst, Antoine Peters, Anouk van Klaveren, Charlotte Van de Velde, Femke Agema, ISIS ELSA FEE, Statement made by Jade, Marie-Sophie Beinke, Marlou Breuls, STEVEN VANDERYT, Tiel Janssen Design, Vere van Hal