ON A VU ÇA: REI KAWAKUBO/COMME DES GARÇONS, MET 5TH AVENUE, PARTIE 1

CHERS LECTEURS,

ON A VU ÇÀ AU METROPOLITAN MUSEUM FIFTH AVENUE: L’EXPOSITION REI KAWAKUBO/COMME DE GARÇONS: ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN.

A TRAVERS CETTE INSTALLATION, L’ARTISTE EXPRIME NEUF ÉTATS D’IN-BETWEENNESS, NEUF “ENTRE-DEUX” QUI SE RETROUVENT, DEPUIS PLUS DE QUARANTE ANS, AU SEIN DE SES CRÉATIONS.

CES DUALITÉS SONT UN MODE D’EXPRESSION NATURELS POUR LA DESIGNER PLUS QU’UNE PRATIQUE SOCIALE OU POLITIQUE. A CHAQUE COLLECTION, REI KAWAKUBO PROVOQUE DES DÉFLAGRATIONS, ÉPUISE LES CLASSIFICATIONS CONVENTIONNELLES ET LES DICHOTOMIES ARBITRAIRES. ELLE INTERROGE ET RÉSOUT LES LOGIQUES BINAIRES, CRÉE DES CONNECTIONS ET DES INNOVATIONS RÉVOLUTIONNAIRES OFFRANT ALORS POUR LA CRÉATION DES POSSIBILITÉS INFINIES.

L’INFATIGABLE DESIGNER (AUTODIDACTE)-ARTISTE TISSE AU FUR ET À MESURE DE SES EXPLORATIONS CE QU’EST L’AVANT-GARDE EN MODE.

CI-DESSOUS QUELQUES EXTRAITS DE NOTRE INVESTIGATION

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20 livres de mode

Le Metropolitan Museum rend disponible 20 livres de mode en rupture d’édition à télécharger au format PDF.

Vive le Met, vive le Net !

Christian Dior Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1996)

Christian Dior
Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1996)

 

American Ingenuity: Sportswear, 1930s–1970s Martin, Richard (1998)

American Ingenuity: Sportswear, 1930s–1970s
Martin, Richard (1998)

 

Wordrobe Martin, Richard (1997)

Wordrobe Martin, Richard (1997)

Waist Not: The Migration of the Waist, 1800–1960 Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1994)

Waist Not: The Migration of the Waist, 1800–1960
Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1994)

The Manchu Dragon: Costumes of the Ch'ing Dynasty, 1644–1912 Mailey, Jean (1980)

The Manchu Dragon: Costumes of the Ch’ing Dynasty, 1644–1912
Mailey, Jean (1980)

The Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era Cone, Polly, ed. (1980)

The Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era
Cone, Polly, ed. (1980)

The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End LaGamma, Alisa, and Christine Giuntini (2008)

The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End
LaGamma, Alisa, and Christine Giuntini (2008)

The Eighteenth-Century Woman Bernier, Olivier (1982)

The Eighteenth-Century Woman
Bernier, Olivier (1982)

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815 Le Bourhis, Katell, ed., with essays by Charles Otto Zieseniss, Philippe Séguy, Clare Le Corbeiller, Pierre Arrizoli-Clémental, Jean Coural, Chantal Gastinel-Coural, Raoul Brunon, Colombe Samoyault-Verlet, and Michele Majer (1989)

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815
Le Bourhis, Katell, ed., with essays by Charles Otto Zieseniss, Philippe Séguy, Clare Le Corbeiller, Pierre Arrizoli-Clémental, Jean Coural, Chantal Gastinel-Coural, Raoul Brunon, Colombe Samoyault-Verlet, and Michele Majer (1989)

Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s Martin, Richard (1999)

Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s
Martin, Richard (1999)

Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1994)

Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress
Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1994)

Madame Grès Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1994)

Madame Grès
Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1994)

La Belle Époque | Julian, Philippe, and Diana Vreeland (1982) | http://goo.gl/K7FK8V

La Belle Époque | Julian, Philippe, and Diana Vreeland (1982) | http://goo.gl/K7FK8V

Infra-Apparel Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1993)

Infra-Apparel
Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1993)

History of Russian Costume from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century Alyoshina, T. S., I. I. Vishnevskaya, L. V. Efimova, T. T. Korshunova, V. A. Malm, E. Yu. Moiseenko, M. M. Postnokova-Loseva, and E. P. Chernukha (1977)

History of Russian Costume from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century
Alyoshina, T. S., I. I. Vishnevskaya, L. V. Efimova, T. T. Korshunova, V. A. Malm, E. Yu. Moiseenko, M. M. Postnokova-Loseva, and E. P. Chernukha (1977)

Haute Couture Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1995)

Haute Couture
Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1995)

From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress, 1837–1877 Goldthorpe, Caroline (1989)

From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress, 1837–1877
Goldthorpe, Caroline (1989)

Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century Koda, Harold, and Andrew Bolton, with an introduction by Mimi Hellman (2006)

Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century
Koda, Harold, and Andrew Bolton, with an introduction by Mimi Hellman (2006)

Bloom! Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1995)

Bloom!
Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1995)

Bare Witness Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1996)

Bare Witness
Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda (1996)

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Art | Georgia O’Keeffe

I « met » Georgia O’Keeffe this summer at the Met of New York city. An experience similar, as striking as my discovery of Mark Rothko a few years ago.

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Above, Grey Line with Lavender and Yellow, oil on canvas, ca. 1923

O’Keeffe conjure up images of flower petals and human anatomy…

Above, Black abstraction, oil on canvas, 1927

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Black Iris, oil on canvas, 1926

Monumental flower painting, with enlarged petals forcing the viewer to observe the small details

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Black Place II, oil on canvas, 1944

« The Black Place » was the name O’Keeffe gave to one of her favorite painting sites in New Mexico, a place of desolate hills.

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