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Fashion Art Exhibition at MuseumsQuartier: Where does fashion end and art begin?

GITH_ Pierre-Antoine_VettorelloFashion Art Exhibition at MuseumsQuartier Wien, Austria

Dates: May 20 to Sep 5, 2011

PARIS, Apr 5, 2011/ — Where does fashion end and art begin? This question is at the center of the exhibition “GET IN THE HAZE” at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL. Curated by Lliure Briz (ESP) and opening on May 19, the show takes a close look at prize-winning and recognized fashion designers and artists who are not afraid of hybrid art forms.

Participants include Irene Alvarez (ESP), Rani Bageria (AUT), Bissy Bunder (AUT), Andrea Cammarosano (ITA), Michael Dans (BEL), Narelle Dore (AUS), Elise Gettliffe (FRA), Frederik Heyman (BEL), Hui-Hui (GER), LVMM (ESP/GBR/GER/ITA/SUI), Mariel Manuel (SUI), Lars Paschke (GER), Pelican Avenue / Pelican Video (AUT/BEL), Daniel Sannwald (GER), and Pierre-Antoine Vettorello (FRA). Several of them will be working and living in Vienna in the coming months as part of the quartier21 Artist-in-Residence program.

Alongside the fashion creations, videos, photographs, installations, sculptures, and textile art presented in the exhibition, an accompanying program will feature performances, film screenings, music sets, lectures, and workshops for kids and young adults.

GITH_Daniel_Sannwald_-Dazed-and-Confused_2008“After the fashion exhibits ‘50 +/- anni di moda italiana’ and ‘Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!’ this is the third time that freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL is hosting a show about the art of fashion.” says Wolfgang Waldner, director of the MuseumsQuartier Wien.

The exhibition project ‘GET IN THE HAZE’ gathers unconventional talents whose work ranges from radical to eccentric and visionary. We invite everyone who loves fashion and art to get into the haze where the borders between art disciplines become blurred,” Waldner added.

The exhibition is taking place in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the MuseumsQuartier Wien and is organized by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the Spanish Embassy in Austria, Instituto Cervantes, the Flemish Representation in Vienna, and Unit F’s “11 festival for fashion & photography”.

The “freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL” exhibition series at quartier21 shows transnational exhibitions and projects in the exhibition space by the same name at the MuseumsQuartier Wien.

GITH_Frederik_HeymanSince fall 2009, six exhibitions on the core quartier21 topics digital art, fashion, and design have been staged there in cooperation with numerous partners from Austria and abroad, attracting a total of more than 70,000 visitors.

Fashion Art Exhibition “GET IN THE HAZE” at quartier21/MQ

GET IN THE HAZE
May 20 to Sep 5, 2011, daily, 10:00-19:00, Free admission
Press tour: Thu, May 19, 10:00
Opening: Thu, May 19, 19:00
freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL,
MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

www.quartier21.at