Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
“Fashion Drive: Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts”
Kunsthaus Zürich, Hochschulen
April 20–July 15
“Fashion Drive: Extreme Clothing in Visual Arts” includes over 300 works by 60 artists that highlight the extremes of fashion, from 1500 to the present. Comprising paintings, sculptures, installations, costumes and armor, and more, the curated collection reveals how artists have altered, perceived, and discussed fashion over the centuries. That translates to an array of objects, from ruffs to items from the festivities surrounding the Congress of Vienna to mass-produced clothing. Throughout, the curators provide a critical view, never shying from the contradictions of the courtier, the push and pull between empowerment and privilege, inspiration and exclusion, individuality and excess.
“Wits’ End Sampler | Recent Drawings”
Hauser & Wirth, Escher Wyss
June 10–September 1
“Wits’ End Sampler | Recent Drawings” is a dual presentation of recent large-scale drawings and installation by Roni Horn. Since the 1980s, drawings have been foundational for Horn, who works
in powdered pigment, graphite, and varnish before splicing and stitching together those same drawings. “Wits’ End Sampler” draws on the idioms and playfulness of Horn’s work, in an accumulation
of over one thousand individual clichés and idioms, handwritten by strangers. Together, these elements recall Horn’s belief that “These lines for example, are not lines, they’re edges. In other words, it’s
material and it’s physical reality, they’re constructions of space with a reasonable analogy to architecture.”