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MoMA is Asking Fashion Questions

Dress by Thierry Mugler, 1981. Courtesy Indianapolis Museum of Art/Lucille Stewart Endowed Art Fund. © Thierry Mugler, 2017

 
This fall The Museum of Modern Art will investigate fashion through 111 garments and accessories that have had a profound effect on the world over the last century. 
 
Nervous System (est. 2007), Jessica Rosenkrantz (American, b. 1983), Jesse Louis-Rosenberg (American, b. 1986). Kinematics Dress. 2014. Laser-sintered nylon. Image courtesy of Steve Marsel. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Architecture and Design Funds
 
Items: Is Fashion Modern?  is the second exhibition, in which MoMA addresses this field of design, that exists within a complex system of politics, economics, style, technology, and culture. On view from October 1st through January 28th, 2018, the exhibition examines this system through 111 garments, that will fill the entire sixth floor of the Museum. 
 
A-POC Le Feu, by Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, from the Issey Miyake spring/summer 1999 collection. Photograph by Yasuaki Yoshinaga. Courtesy A-POC LE FEU, 1999 Spring Summer ISSEY MIYAKE Paris Collection. Photo: Yasuaki Yoshinaga
 
The title echoes the question that architect and curator Bernard Rudofsky raised with his 1944 MoMA exhibition dedicated to fashion. This fall’s exhibition urges to consider the ways in which today, more than half a century later, we design, manufacture, market, wear and dispose of clothes. 
 
Portrait of General George Washington on a linen kerchief, attributed to John Hewson, Philadelphia, 1776–77. Photography © New-York Historical Society
 
Items, organized by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher, in a way, present the fashion history of the last century, through ‘lens’ of 111 items. Paired with contextual materials—images and videos—the exhibition traces each item’s history and origins through to its archetypal form.
 
Hoodie interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Omar Victor Diop. © 2017 Omar Victor Diop @africalive-production.com. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
今年秋天,现代艺术博物馆将通过对上世纪产生深远影响的111件服装和服饰来研究时尚。
 
Pencil skirt interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Bobby Doherty. © 2017 Bobby Doherty. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
事项:是时尚现代吗?第二次展览存在着一个复杂的政治、经济、风格、技术和文化体系,在此展览中,MoMA着手解决了这个设计领域的问题。从10月1日到2018年1月28日,展览将通过111件服饰来检验这个系统,这些服饰将填满整个博物馆的六层。
 
Aran sweater interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Catherine Losing. © 2017 Catherine Losing. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
这一标题回应了1944年建筑师和馆长Bernard Rudofsky在MoMA展览会上所提出的问题。今年秋天的展览促使我们思考,在半个多世纪以后,我们设计、制造、销售、穿戴和处理衣服的方式。
 
The Body Meets Dress—Dress Meets Body collection by Comme des Garçons interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Catherine Losing. © 2017 Catherine Losing. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
Michelle Millar Fisher和Paola Antonelli组织的项目,通过111件物品的“镜头”,在某种程度上展示了上个世纪的时尚历史。通过与上下文材料、图像和视频结合,展览可以追溯每一件物品的历史和起源,直至它的原型形式。
 
White t-shirt and Y-3 interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Kristin-Lee Moolman and IB Kamara. © 2017 Kristin-Lee Moolman & IB Kamara. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
MoMA is Asking Fashion Questions


Dress by Thierry Mugler, 1981. Courtesy Indianapolis Museum of Art/Lucille Stewart Endowed Art Fund. © Thierry Mugler, 2017

 
This fall The Museum of Modern Art will investigate fashion through 111 garments and accessories that have had a profound effect on the world over the last century. 
 
Nervous System (est. 2007), Jessica Rosenkrantz (American, b. 1983), Jesse Louis-Rosenberg (American, b. 1986). Kinematics Dress. 2014. Laser-sintered nylon. Image courtesy of Steve Marsel. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Architecture and Design Funds
 
Items: Is Fashion Modern?  is the second exhibition, in which MoMA addresses this field of design, that exists within a complex system of politics, economics, style, technology, and culture. On view from October 1st through January 28th, 2018, the exhibition examines this system through 111 garments, that will fill the entire sixth floor of the Museum. 
 
A-POC Le Feu, by Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara, from the Issey Miyake spring/summer 1999 collection. Photograph by Yasuaki Yoshinaga. Courtesy A-POC LE FEU, 1999 Spring Summer ISSEY MIYAKE Paris Collection. Photo: Yasuaki Yoshinaga
 
The title echoes the question that architect and curator Bernard Rudofsky raised with his 1944 MoMA exhibition dedicated to fashion. This fall’s exhibition urges to consider the ways in which today, more than half a century later, we design, manufacture, market, wear and dispose of clothes. 
 
Portrait of General George Washington on a linen kerchief, attributed to John Hewson, Philadelphia, 1776–77. Photography © New-York Historical Society
 
Items, organized by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher, in a way, present the fashion history of the last century, through ‘lens’ of 111 items. Paired with contextual materials—images and videos—the exhibition traces each item’s history and origins through to its archetypal form.
 
Hoodie interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Omar Victor Diop. © 2017 Omar Victor Diop @africalive-production.com. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
今年秋天,现代艺术博物馆将通过对上世纪产生深远影响的111件服装和服饰来研究时尚。
 
Pencil skirt interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Bobby Doherty. © 2017 Bobby Doherty. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
事项:是时尚现代吗?第二次展览存在着一个复杂的政治、经济、风格、技术和文化体系,在此展览中,MoMA着手解决了这个设计领域的问题。从10月1日到2018年1月28日,展览将通过111件服饰来检验这个系统,这些服饰将填满整个博物馆的六层。
 
Aran sweater interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Catherine Losing. © 2017 Catherine Losing. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
这一标题回应了1944年建筑师和馆长Bernard Rudofsky在MoMA展览会上所提出的问题。今年秋天的展览促使我们思考,在半个多世纪以后,我们设计、制造、销售、穿戴和处理衣服的方式。
 
The Body Meets Dress—Dress Meets Body collection by Comme des Garçons interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Catherine Losing. © 2017 Catherine Losing. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
Michelle Millar Fisher和Paola Antonelli组织的项目,通过111件物品的“镜头”,在某种程度上展示了上个世纪的时尚历史。通过与上下文材料、图像和视频结合,展览可以追溯每一件物品的历史和起源,直至它的原型形式。
 
White t-shirt and Y-3 interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Kristin-Lee Moolman and IB Kamara. © 2017 Kristin-Lee Moolman & IB Kamara. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.