Monday, 6 December 2010
Aware: Art Fashion Identity
New exhibition at the Royal Academy (but at their Burlington Gardens address-which is the upstairs of the Haunch of Venison!) explores the relationship between what we wear, our visual culture and who we are- the continually relevant question each culture and society asks to one level or another about clothing as identity and artistic expression. There is work from over 30 contemporary practitioners, most is refreshing- either in a familiar way, like an old friend who's had a slight but pleasing image change, or less familiar which is new and exciting.