Last week saw the opening of Disobedient Bodies at the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery in West Yorkshire. It’s curated by Jonathan Anderson (of J.W.Anderson and Loewe fame) and looks at the parallels in how fashion and art treat the human figure.
It sounds incredible, with pieces from the Hepworth Wakefield collection alongside iconic fashion examples from the likes of Christian Dior and Comme des Garcons. If you want a clue to how Anderson manages to juggle his many responsibilities, I can make a suggestion. Obsession seems to be the common thread to all his pursuits and I think that’s what keeps him going.
I spoke to him about this and his personal art collection in an interview for Sothebys.com. You can read it here.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Hepworth Wakefield Gallery
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“Art is not a clear identifiable message; it is not a given order such as “sit,” “stand,” or “look at me.” I don’t like to make work that tells you how it should be read. Art should be ambivalent, somehow. I don’t try to be a pamphlet.” (more…)
“The work always engages with the present moment, yet has a proverbial timelessness about it. I am confident that Jenny will rise to the challenge of showing at Blenheim which – let’s face it – is not your typical white cube.” (more…)
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