You reach out – right now – for something : Questioning the Concept of Fashion

Pascale Gatzen, IDp professor, will be working in Japan facilitating a two week workshop with the guards of the Contemporary Art  Museum, Art Tower Mito in Mito, Japan, remaking and re-imagining their uniforms.

“Fashion is conceived as a system that supplies the newest information about trends, season by season. Due to the overwhelming amount of new collections and information about what is en vogue today, people tend to automatically stop creating their own ideas. However, fashion can still be the trigger for people to talk about diverse things.” Nakako Hayashi (excerpt from Expanded Fashion)

This exhibition, which is based on Hayashi’s book, invites artists that are representative of new tendencies in the fashion scene since 2010. The show reveals fashion as a cultural crossroad, bringing together the various genres of art, fashion and literature. Read more about the exhibition.

Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery, Mito, Japan
Dates: 2/22/2014-5/18/2014
Hours: 9:30-18:00 (no admittance after 17:30)(Closed On Mondays)
Admission: 800yen/600yen for advance booking and group of more than 20 people

The exhibition was organized by Mito Arts Foundation and curated by Mizuki Takahashi (Senior Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito) with a grant from The Asahi Shimbun Foundation. The original concept is by Nakako Hayashi and support is provided by Asahi Breweries, Ltd., BUGHAUS, Diptrics Inc., Epson Sales Japan Corporation, imagine artplanning, NOGUCHI SOUBI CO.,Ltd., Photographer’s Laboratory.