Upcoming Shows & Exhibits - Page 2 - the Fashion Spot
How to Join
sarah13's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,265
For thoes in Atlanta or visiting this summer...

photos: high.org

  Reply With Quote
kimair's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Francisco
Gender: femme
Posts: 14,623
some exhibits in san francisco:

California College of the Arts at 100: Innovation by Design
Friday, March 23, 2007 - Sunday, August 26, 2007
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Encompassing some of the most mesmerizing design objects from the Museum's collection and beyond, this exhibition showcases the innovation and boundless creativity manifested by faculty and alumni of CCA on the occasion of the Bay Area college's 100th anniversary. Recent and contemporary works — ranging from posters to cutlery, books, lighting, and architectural models — demonstrate CCA's commitment to fostering cutting-edge design practices through a distinctive combination of concept and craft. The selection includes designs by Yves Béhar, Thom Faulders, IwamotoScott, Kuth/Ranieri, Jennifer Morla, and Bruce Tomb, among others. Even the exhibition's display system conveys the creative vision fostered by CCA. An adjacent presentation, California College of the Arts at 100: Fertile Ground, which features a selection of award-winning print materials and buildings designed for CCA, complements the installation.


Nan Kempner: American Chic
June 16, 2007 — November 11, 2007
deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

San Francisco native Mrs. Thomas Kempner (1930–2005) was an icon of American style, and over five decades she acquired thousands of articles of clothing and accessories, all reflecting her flawless taste and personal expression. This exhibition includes more than 60 ensembles created by Yves Saint Laurent, Madame Grès, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, and others. It shows not only Kempner’s impeccable eye when it came to selecting pieces for her personal wardrobe but also the individualistic approach she brought to coordinating them. This exhibition originated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and is customized for San Francisco with objects from the collections of both the Met and the Fine Arts Museums. Included are pieces from Mrs. Kempner’s 1985 gift to FAMSF, as well as Mr. Thomas Kempner’s recent gift to the Museums.

She was known for effortlessly recombining elements without regard for designer provenance. Although she favored French designers, she brought to haute couture the informal strategies of American sportswear. Nan Kempner wore couture as comfortably as she would a pair of blue jeans, which she loved. This American approach was heightened by her naturalness, her athleticism, and her wish to dress comfortably, no matter the occasion—a sensibility she brought to New York from San Francisco.

j'adore couture (life in fashion and in print)
  Reply With Quote
ilaughead's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Gender: homme
Posts: 4,779
The Des Moines Art Center has an exhibit by Tom Sachs, of Chanel guillotine fame.

Tom Sachs: Logjam

May 25 – August 26, 2007
Anna K. Meredith Gallery, Art Center on Grand

A made–from–scratch refrigerator and a race track for Mini–Z cars, complete with a drawbridge and a ring of fire, fill the gallery in Tom Sachs’ first one–person museum exhibition in the United States. Highlighting his little known but highly significant “work stations” and what could be described as his “living stations,” Tom Sachs: Logjam allows the viewer to peer into the spaces in which this artist works.


  Reply With Quote
flaunt the imperfection
softgrey's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 52,585
this is a great thread...
runner- those pics of the limi store are so cool...
thanks a lot!

"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."

  Reply With Quote
flaunt the imperfection
softgrey's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 52,585
style.com- BOSTON

keeping it real?

Coney Island, 1994 (2003)
Though they seem to capture random moments in time, Philip-Lorca diCorcia's photos are far more elaborately stage-managed than they appear. It's not unusual for him to have his subjects reenact the same pose umpteen times and go through dozens of test shots to get the picture he's after—he was subtly manipulating real life three decades before the onslaught of reality TV. Now his influence is being acknowledged by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, which is hosting a career-surveying exhibit of his work. If your travels take you to the north east this summer, it's definitely worth a detour.
Nancy MacDonell
Photo: Philip-Lorca diCorcia / Courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 08:46 AM

"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."

Last edited by softgrey; 05-06-2007 at 01:53 PM.
  Reply With Quote
girl who fell to earth
ChrissyM's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Boston
Gender: femme
Posts: 18,758
thanks soft!! more incentive for me to get my butt over to the ICA and take a look around...

have been meaning to go for months

  Reply With Quote
luckyme's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,767
this is opening soon at the:
American Folk Art Museum
45 W. 53rd St., New York, NY 10019
between Fifth and Sixth Aves.

The Great Cover-Up: American Rugs on Beds, Tables, and Floors

6/5 thru 9/9 Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun, 10:30am-5:30pm; Every Fri, 11am-9pm

Sixty-five rugs and coverings from the eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries.

this museum isn't huge and it is worth the trip on a lazy sunday afternoon.

Photo by American Folk Art Museum
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1americanfolk.jpg (34.2 KB, 1 views)

Last edited by luckyme; 06-06-2007 at 07:29 AM. Reason: added picture
  Reply With Quote
sarah13's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,265
^ What a great building!

  Reply With Quote
BerlinRocks's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MilkyWay-Pluto-Earth
Gender: homme
Posts: 11,290
This summer are some "must seen" exhibition (or festivals) :
Venice Bienal
Documenta Kasel
Münster SkulpturProjekt...

If you are lucky enough to live next : GO... this is the most incredible contemporary art events....for this summer!!!!
the 12th Documenta seems to be amazing!!!!!!!!!
I would love to go... but nobody wants to come with me....and it's not very next to my home....
But I will do for sure the Lyon Bienal this year (from sept. 2007 to jan. 2008 in Lyon, France) and the Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France.

  Reply With Quote
Press escape to continue.
SomethingElse's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,516
Tranoi Homme Tradeshow Complements Paris Menswear Season
PARIS, Jun 9, 2007

With over one hundred designers and international top labels participating, Tranoi Homme returns for its third season in Paris at the Palais de la Bourse.

Slated from June 29th to July 2nd , the dates coinciding with the Paris Menswear Spring 2008 season, and partly with the Haute Couture Fall 2007 season, Tranoi Homme Spring / Summer 2008 edition is a must-see of serious fashionistas.

The trends and innovations are spearheaded on the catwalk, but the tradeshow provides the body of the spear. Thus, as serious menswear follower does not have an excuse not to attend.

Open only to trade and press, free registration is now open at www.tranoi.com.

“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind” Gail Rubin Bereny
  Reply With Quote
Press escape to continue.
SomethingElse's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,516
Hokonui Fashion Design Awards
Site link:
The show: Next year, the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards will turn 20.
Since its beginnings, the event has grown to become one of the crowning glories for both Gore and for New Zealand's fashion industry.
Alongside Auckland Fashion Week, the id Dunedin Fashion Week and World of Wearable Arts now based in Wellington, the Hokonui awards supported by Peugeot have helped kickstart the careers of many New Zealand designers.
The event began as a way for the community to get together to show off their skills but it quickly gained ground and drew in some of the larger names of the New Zealand fashion industry, with heavyweights Trelise Cooper, NomD, and Kate Sylvester returning time and again to be involved with judging.
Now a glamorous and prestigious affair, the show attracts entries from as far afield as Australia and Europe, and is similar to a major international rock concert – people are prepared to queue for hours to ensure a seat on the night.
Last year the event was split into two nights to ensure those involved truly got their moment in the sun, with Friday night's show known as the Hokonui Strictly Design, while Saturday holds the supreme crown of the Gala Evening, when winners are announced, frocks showcased and audience members compete to get as glam as possible.
However, organisers remain adamant the event is for the community and use local stockists for everything from the models to the catering and, regardless of their experience, anyone can enter the awards.
Tickets are on sale at Cairns Music in Gore for the shows, to be held on July 28 and 29.
The executive producer: For the past 12 years, Heather Paterson has been involved with the event and has helped it go from strength to strength.
She began as a model in the show before entering and winning the following year.
After that, it was a slippery slide into organising the show, which she said had not always been easy.
"It's a lot of work but I enjoy it. It's my passion, really," Mrs Paterson said.
She attributes the growing success of the awards to the fact they do not remain stagnant.
"We're trying to improve and change it every year, not repeating the same old thing." Numbers of garments entered in the awards have increased every year to the point where a limit of 200 had to be introduced to ensure a smooth-moving show and to give each garment its time in the limelight.
This year, a record 285 garments have been submitted for the show, leaving the judges the task of eliminating those less suitable for the catwalk.
Some parts of the awards have stayed the same; there are no limitations on the age of designers and they do not have to be fashion design students.
However, a lot of designs did come from fashion design schools, particularly in Dunedin and Christchurch, and interest from overseas had been growing, she said.
"We don't necessarily need overseas people to make it work," Mrs Paterson said.
"I think it works very well as a way to showcase what New Zealand has to offer." And what New Zealand had to offer was a great deal.
"Because of the design of the country you get something quite unique with designs here.
"People aren't afraid to follow their thoughts." While the awards have grown, they have not become too big for Gore, and Mrs Paterson has been working hard to ensure they remain in the town that created them.
"We try to encourage local people to enter.
"They find it hard and think it's for designers, but it's not ... We have got so many talented people here," she said.
The main limitation on an entrant was not being employed fulltime in the industry or having a commercial design label.
And while the awards have come to be known alongside other internationally recognised fashion shows, Mrs Paterson said they were able to do something unique in Gore.
"What we do here, it can't be done in Auckland. The community have a lot to do with it." Small communities were able to get behind projects such as this and inject a uniqueness into it, as was seen in Nelson when it hosted the World of Wearableart awards, Mrs Paterson said.
Because they do not have access to top fashion models, these were sourced from around Southland, with school pupils, tertiary students and other willing volunteers putting their hand up to help out.
The atmosphere created by this was really positive and gave the show a good feeling, she said.
The models' job is an integral part of the process, and includes long hours getting ready, rehearsing shows and being on display for the panel of judges. However, it had its benefits, too, with some models launching into a career after being scouted during the awards.
"They do a fantastic job, most of them are glad to be helping out," Mrs Paterson said.
"It's more of a big family ... people really enjoy what they're doing." Much of her year is spent organising sponsors, enticing more money from established sponsors and inviting high-profile designers to sit on the judging panel.
This has become easier with time, with names such as Francis Hooper and Trelise Cooper wanting to come back to be involved again.
"The whole thing has been one huge learning curve." The size of prizes have taken a huge leap during the past few years, with a top prize of $10,000 in cash and awards.
It was important for the awards to be seen as something to aspire to, and having prizes of $1000 on average meant this happened, Mrs Paterson said.
The established designer: Queenstown fashion designer Lisa Payne has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards since she first entered in 2005.
The high reputation had enticed her to enter while living in Christchurch but, because she was working in her own pattern-making business, she was not eligible.
However, after moving to Queenstown, she gave the awards a go.
"I found it to be amazing. I didn't get anywhere but it was amazing to get everything up there (on the catwalk)," Ms Payne said.
The experienced encouraged her to start her own design label, Firefly, the following year. Using the Hokonui awards as a reference point meant some big names in the industry were familiar with her work, which helped her independent launch.
Since then Firefly has gone from strength to strength, featuring at New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland as well as the id Dunedin Fashion Show.
Ms Payne's label has been picked up by boutique stores throughout the country as well as in Australia.
This year she is returning to Gore as a guest judge for the event, alongside designers Kate Sylvester, James Dobson, of Jimmy D, and Doris du Pont, of DNA, and Sydney-based magazine Lino creative director Rex Turnbull.
"I'm very excited, I can't wait to see all the entries and I think everything is going to be so skilled," Ms Payne said.
In judging, she will be taking into account how commercial the designs are, possible target markets and design details and cut.
The newcomer: Winning the top prize at last year's Hokonui Fashion Design Awards has helped to ensure young designer Helen Adam is well on the way to fashion design stardom.
Formerly of Invercargill, 21-year-old Ms Adam graduated from Otago Polytechnic's school of fashion last year with a portfolio packed with excellent experiences.
As well as being involved in the id Dunedin Fashion Show, she was also selected as an Air New Zealand "Inspiring New Zealander" and spent a week working with designer Karen Walker.
Ms Adam's experience with the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards has spanned the years after she first entered when she was in year 12 at school in Invercargill.
"It's good because I got to see my stuff on the catwalk at an early age. There are not many competitions out there that anyone can enter," said said.
Being able to see her designs against a range of other designers' garments meant she could see what worked and what did not, which helped her get into fashion design school.
"I think it does help to do them when you're younger if you carry on to design school. Then you start visualising what things look like on the catwalk," she said.
Ms Adam is taking a year off, working in a retail store in Dunedin to save money before pursuing her own career, and is entering the awards for one last time with her collection, You Dark Cutie.
"It (the show) is of such a high calibre, with such good judges every year. Everyone knows it now, so you can put it on your CV and it's definitely recognised." Entering every year had helped get her name out into the industry and allowed top designers to see her work and remember it, Ms Adam says.
As well as winning the overall award of excellence last year, she also won the wool award.
"A couple of days afterward, everyone had heard it on the radio and saw photos in the magazines ... It's amazing how many people stopped me in the street to congratulate me," she said.

“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind” Gail Rubin Bereny
  Reply With Quote
gius's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Gender: homme
Posts: 10,922
NUNO: Japanese Tradition/Innovation in Cloth

March 28–October 7, 2007
Free exhibition

Since its founding in 1984, NUNO, headed by Reiko Sudo, has become one of Japan’s most influential and innovative textile producers. NUNO fabrics are known for the unconventional materials and processes used in their creation, linking traditional textile techniques with state-of-the art manufacturing technologies. The BMA will display more than a dozen examples of these beautiful contemporary textiles from its collection, including pleated and folded textiles inspired by the Japanese art of origami, or folding paper, woven fabrics whimsically printed with scattered rubber bands, and layers of transparent silk interwoven with strips of paper or printed with metallic paints.

("Origami Pleat," designer Reiko Sudo, pictured)



  Reply With Quote
Press escape to continue.
SomethingElse's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,516
This sounds like a fun experience to have in Beijing. If any tFSers attend and you are permitted to take photos, please post the fashion and architectural exhibits in particular. Thanks! Apparently, the show will tour to four cities, from Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, to Shanghai and Beijing before coming to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. The exhibition is currently at Beijing's SOHO-Shangdu Shopping Mall until Sept. 1.

Exhibitions aren't supposed to be like this.

At Get It Louder 2007 installations, photos and videos seem to be haphazardly strewn throughout an underground parking lot. People freely fondle the exhibits, and relax in couches and chairs set up in front of video installations. They leave carelessly scribbled scrawls and pictures on a large white desk, which is actually an exhibit.

On the first floor, several children are sitting by a table and playing with white toy bricks under the help of their parents and teachers. Around them are six glass boxes, each of which showcases an exquisite architectural models made from the same toy bricks by artists and architects from home and abroad. The display is also a part of the exhibition titled Building Asia Brick by Brick.

Orthodox critics would frown upon such an unconventional art show. It is staged in a shopping mall devoid of artistic air and displays exhibits that would be denied by many museums on the basis of not appealing to refined temperaments.

Most of the excited visitors are young people in their 20s. They examine every exhibit with great interest - something they would seldom see in museums.

Curator Ou Ning can hear the voice stirring up from within these youths. And he wants to "get it louder."

The biennial art event was first held in 2005. It tours four cities, traveling from Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, to Shanghai and Beijing before coming to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. The exhibition is now underway at Beijing's SOHO-Shangdu Shopping Mall until Sept. 1.

"China is, at present, a 'postfigurative' society in which the elder generation holds the power, while youngsters have little chance to express themselves. That is why we conceived Get It Louder. We simply want the voices of young artists and audiences to be heard," Ou says.

Ou's international curatorial team aims to establish a platform upon which young talents in the fields of art and design can showcase their creativity and advocate their personal thoughts.

This year's exhibition has attracted more than 150 artists from around the globe. Their designs fall into five categories - architecture, products, fashion, visual and film. Also on show is the UK chapter Everything Material, Something Immaterial, the Japanese chapter Quiet Radical Voice and a special project entitled Building Asia Brick by Brick.

Unlike its first run, which was restricted in art zones, Get It Louder 2007 takes place in shopping malls in all four of the cities it tours.

Shopping malls have thrived in China ever since the 1990s. The act of consumption in this space has become a familiar part of public life and has come to constitute a part of the collective memory.

Curators believe that the presence of a pioneering art show in such a large space dedicated to consumption breaks away from the conventional exhibition model. The idea is that hosting the exhibition in these venues creates contact between the works and a large population of sometimes unsuspecting visitors, many of whom seldom or never visit art exhibitions otherwise.

However, there are opposing views on the exhibition. Eva, who is in show business and prefers to remain anonymous, attended the first Get It Louder Beijing held in the Xingfucun Art Center. She says the exhibition this year failed to meet her expectations.

"The 2005 session brought me so many surprises. All of the exhibits were on display in a small space, and the exhibition hall was delicately designed," she says. "But the current setting in the underground parking lot looks really rough. The exhibits are distributed among four different floors that makes me feel uncomfortable.

"Maybe it is because I am an aesthete. The shopping mall is too bustling. I think the arts should still keep a distance from us."

Eva's opinion is shared by many art lovers and museum-goers, whom Ou credits for establishing the fixed models, which revolve around museums and biennials.

"As I have always believed, art is real life," Ou says. "We want to help people abandon the idea of art as a sanctuary. We hope people can discover art by accident as they consume and stroll. It is a more effective way to get art into people's hearts than rigid education." But engaging the art experience in an underground parking lot is acceptable and even cool for many first-time audiences. Zhang Weixin, a senior of art management of Beijing Normal University, had awaited the exhibition for two years. She was in Guangzhou in 2005, but missed both the debut show and the following one in Beijing.

"The exhibits are original and quite personal. Some reflect deep insights into society," she says as she shoots photos and scribbles notes.

Zhang Yan, the girl's mother and an avid museum-goer, says the exhibition is inspiring.

"I have just realized that art can be so interestingly weird. I see the sexual implications in some photos. It is OK with my daughter and me. I think it is a healthy form of art expression as well."

In addition to the main exhibition, a Moving Soundscape project and the flexible, guerrilla-like Homeshows also characterize the event this year and deserve special attention. A series of lectures, symposia and public forums will tackle the issues of national identity in terms of art and design, and social creativity. All exhibitions and activities are free of charge.

"Get It Louder is an enlightenment of imagination, and showcases a sense of humor and enthusiasm for life. We hope it will broaden the horizon of the younger generation and encourage them to create," says Shao Zhong, president of the Modern Media Group, which sponsors this year's exhibition.

news. xinhuanet.com . published 24 August 2007

“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind” Gail Rubin Bereny

Last edited by SomethingElse; 23-08-2007 at 10:27 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Press escape to continue.
SomethingElse's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,516
Cat Chow "As I Lay Dying" Exhibition
September 6 - October 6, 2007. Opening reception: Thursday, September 6th 6-10pm. Closing reception: Saturday, October 6th 6-10pm
Elk Gallery, 33 Crosby Street, New York NY 10013
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12-5pm or by appointment

In conjunction with Fashion Week, Elk Gallery and Blood are pleased to present As I Lay Dying, an exhibition of new work by New York artist and fashion designer Cat Chow, best known for her intricate craftsmanship that transforms everyday objects into garments and works of art that are elegantly simple in form, yet complex in construction.

Combining the materials of banal functionality and mystic symbolism, Chow’s recent work reflects on how the rituals of mourning have historically been (and still are) informed by fetishes for fashion and seductive materials. The resulting works are simultaneously enticing and repulsive, setting up a visceral tension between objects of desire and objects of disgust.

“Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it's an open mind” Gail Rubin Bereny
  Reply With Quote
backstage pass
Join Date: May 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 710
from Guardian

Iconic images from Vogue Italia feature in a new retrospective photographic exhibition. 50 Years of Italian Style will feature photographs spanning five decades of Vogue Italia, Casa Vogue and L’Uomo, with images by some of the world’s top photographers, including David Bailey, Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh and Steven Meisel.

The exhibition, which is in association with Peroni Nastro Azzurro, will be On|Off at the Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, W1S 3EX.

The exhibition is open daily from 10am until 5pm from September 18 to 20. Tickets must be downloaded prior to entry from www.peroniitaly.com/vogueitalia

Casa Vogue, December 2003
Photograph: Francesco Carrozzini/Vogue Italia

Last edited by twin star; 14-09-2007 at 03:35 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

exhibitions, exhibits, shows, upcoming
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2018 All rights reserved.