As the weather changes, it’s time to look to more indoor activities, so I’ve rounded up all of the upcoming fashion (and some art) exhibitions including one in our very own fair city of Dublin (yay!).
I really hope we have a Sybil Connolly exhibition in the future. Such an inportant Irish designer that shouldn’t be forgotten.
FASHION UNDERGROUND: THE WORLD OF SUSANNE BARTSCH
Special Exhibitions Gallery
September 18 – December 5, 2015
“Susanne Bartsch has been a highly visible player in New York City nightlife from the 1980s to the present. Her penchant for extreme fashion and make-up made her name the equivalent of a couture label for party people around the world. Born in Switzerland, she came to New York in 1981, via London and opened an influential boutique in Soho, featuring the work of young, cutting-edge English designers and milliners, such as John Galliano, Stephen Jones, and Leigh Bowery. In 1986, Bartsch organized her first party at Savage, a club underneath the Chelsea Hotel. Her parties at the Copacabana soon became known for their mix of uptown and downtown, gay and straight, high fashion, street style, and Mardi Gras extravaganza.”
THE RISE OF SNEAKER CULTURE
JULY 10–OCTOBER 4, 2015
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor
“The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world.
The exhibition, which includes approximately 150 pairs of sneakers, looks at the evolution of the sneaker from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon.”
JACQUELINE DE RIBES: THE ART OF STYLE
November 19, 2015–February 21, 2016
Purchase advance tickets to avoid waiting in admission lines. Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.
“This Costume Institute exhibition will focus on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the twentieth century. The thematic show will feature about sixty ensembles of haute couture and ready-to-wear primarily from de Ribes’s personal archive, dating from 1959 to the present. “
Museum Of The Moving Image
MATTHEW WEINER’S MAD MEN
March 14–September 6
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
“This new major exhibition explores the creative process behind Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television series of all time, now launching its final seven episodes on AMC. Featuring large-scale sets including Don Draper’s office and the kitchen from the Draper’s Ossining home, more than 25 iconic costumes, props, video clips, advertising art, and personal notes and research material from series creator Matthew Weiner, the exhibition offers unique insight into the series’ origins, and how its exceptional storytelling and remarkable attention to period detail resulted in a vivid portrait of an era and the characters who lived through it. “
“Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues, 1929. Oil on canvas, 36 × 42 inches (91.4 × 106.7 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard BrowneArchibald Motley (1891—1981) was one of the most important figures associated with the Harlem Renaissance and is best known as both a master colorist and a radical interpreter of urban culture.”
“Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967. Polymer and fluorescent polymer paint on canvas. 120 × 240 in. (304.8 × 609.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; gift, Mr. Irving Blum, 1982. © 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
During the Whitney’s inaugural year in its new building, the Museum will present a career retrospective of Frank Stella (b. 1936), one of the most important living American artists. This survey will be the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present through approximately 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings.”
Museum of the city of New York
HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JANETTE BECKMAN, JOE CONZO, AND MARTHA COOPER. APRIL 1 – SEPT. 27, 2015
“Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers—Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper—who documented hip hop from its pioneering days through its emergence into mainstream popular culture.”
Museum of Art & Design
EBONY G. PATTERSON: DEAD TREEZ
November 10, 2015 to April 3, 2016
SHOES: PLEASURE AND PAIN
13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016.
“This exhibition looks at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.”
THE FABRIC OF INDIA
03 October 2015 – 10 January 2016.
“The highlight of the V&A’s India Festival, this will be the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century.”
THE WORLD GOES POP
Tate Modern: Exhibition
17 September 2015 – 24 January 2016
The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Level 3
“Whaaam! Pop! Kapow! This is pop art, but not as you know it.
Tate Modern is ready to tell a global story of pop art, breaking new ground along the way, and revealing a different side to the artistic and cultural phenomenon.
From Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East, this explosive exhibition connects the dots between art produced around the world during the 1960s and 1970s, showing how different cultures and countries responded to the movement.”