Purple Art

[March 17 2017]

“Disobedient Bodies” an exhibition curated by J.W. Anderson at The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield

“Disobedient Bodies” at The Hepworth Wakefield curated by Jonathan Anderson is his first exhibition to date. For the major show, the designer has made a personal selection of sculptures to sit alongside notable fashion pieces and objects of craft and design, investigating the way the human form has been re-conceived by artists and designers across the 20th and 21st centuries.

The selection is shaped by Anderson’s long-standing passion for modern art (from the mid-20th century) and the underlying questions of gender that have been posed by his own fashion collections at JW Anderson.

Figurative sculptures by artists including Jean Arp, Louise Bourgeois, Lynn Chadwick, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, Henry Moore, Magali Reus and Dorothea Tanning will be brought into direct dialogue with fashion pieces by designers such as Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons, Helmut Lang and Issey Miyake.

On view until June 18h at The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk WF1 5AW, Wakefield.

Photo Portia Hunt

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