“We are looking for examples of good design, but also influential and relevant, and the consequences – if it doesn’t exist, the world will miss it.
An ordinary white T-shirt isn’t usually the kind of thing that’s on display, but this year, the basic pilot will be one of the highlights of the new museum’s new exhibition in New York City. Project: fashion and modernity? (on display until January 28, 2018) a collection of 111 pieces of clothing and accessories that the museum of modern art considers an important example of modern design in the 20th and 21st centuries. Surprisingly, this is the second time in the museum’s nearly 90-year history that it has been a fashion theme.
“When I started working at MoMA 23 years ago, I noticed fashion,” Paola Antonelli, a senior curator of architecture and design, told me. “There is a dress that is almost arbitrarily bought, but that’s it. After a while, it started to stare at me, because if you don’t talk about fashion, you can’t really understand the history of modern design.
Anton, started his own list (what she called “the clothing to change the world”), and in the museum of modern art works slyly added some works, here is a piece of clothing 3 d printing, like it. One day, the museum director asked her if she had considered creating an exhibition from the list. “It was originally the need for the museum of modern art to become a real exhibition and declaration,” antonelli said.
From Levi’s 501s to Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking to Spanx to sari of India, selection of items. Anton said: “we are looking for some examples of good design, but also has influence and correlation, and the consequences, if it does not exist, will miss in the world” as a human being to establish an objective attitude, using the existing materials and technology to pursue it, and have a wish, even if it’s just push things bit by bit.
“So, for me, modern people can be a white T-shirt or Comme desGarconsBody Meets Dress series, which is a revolutionary way to show people that the body doesn’t have to be in some way,” she said. “Perhaps only 0.0001% of the people to be able to use the series, but the profound reflection penetrated the other designers, and then slowly, but surely become mainstream shops – all of a sudden, this is part of the people think.
Antonelli’s hope is that visitors will leave the acting mentality and what they wear. “I want people to notice and be more aware of what they are imposing on their physical and moral bodies,” she said. “I think people will look for these projects and see that these issues and happiness, we are sharing in the past today and may be Shared in the future.”