SHOW OFF. Austrian Fashion Design
14 February - 12 July 2020
Starting on 14 February 2020, the MAK will be the stage for the most outstanding contemporary fashion designed/made in Austria. As the first comprehensive major exhibition of its kind, SHOW OFF. Austrian Fashion Design will invite visitors to engage with Austrian fashion in an international context on multiple levels. Guest curator Ulrike Tschabitzer-Handler, together with guest co-curator Andreas Bergbaur and Brigitte Winkler as scientific advisor, will orchestrate an extraordinary time travel through fashion in a spectacular setting: spatial installations by architect Gregor Eichinger will set the scene for a course through Austrian fashion avant-garde from the 1980s until today.
The centerpiece of the MAK exhibition will be a huge, 6.5 m tall, light, and openly structured sculpture in the central room of the MAK exhibition hall. It will be accessible on several levels and make a direct experience of approximately 250 fashion objects possible: clothing, shoes, bags, as well as jewelry by approximately 60 designers. The transparent architecture will allow for 360-degree viewing of the exhibits.
In this spectacular fashion tower, reduced designs will be contrasted with sweeping silhouettes, dazzling surfaces, or experimental techniques and materials. Conceptional approaches and sociocritical manifests will face traditional and historical sources of inspiration. Reminders of the Wiener Werkstätte, traditional Austrian garments (Tracht), and Adolf Loss’ aesthetic heritage will enter into a dialogue with global scenarios. @mak_vienna MAK - Museum of Applied Arts
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