William Larkin, Portrait of Diana Cecil, later Countess of Oxford, circa 1614–1618, Oil on canvas, 206 x 120 Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London)

Fashion Drive. Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts

The exhibition spans art in multiple media from the Renaissance to the present day, with paintings, sculptures, installations, prints and watercolors, photographs, films, costumes and armour by some sixty artists.

Taking into account 500 years of clothing history and looking at it through the prism of art, the new exhibition at Kunsthaus entitled Fashion Drive, focuses on the many manifestations of fashion all the way from the 18th to the early 20th century. Overviewing the critical and sensory observation of clothing in art, Fashion Drive puts on show paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photography and video art by over 50 artists. In a modern age of globalization and homogenization through ‘fast fashion’, this exhibition is more relevant than ever.

20 April – 15 July 2018

Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
CH–8001 Zurich

Fashion Drive. Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts

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