Exhibition » 05.03.2015 - 02.04.2015

1914 Now: Four Perspectives on Fashion Curation

Photography by Tobias Titz.

The creative territory between fashion, architecture and performance is explored in two new exhibitions at RMIT Design Hub.

Architect Rem Koolhaas invited the national pavilions in the Giardini of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale to respond to the brief Absorbing Modernity: 1914 – 2014. 1914 NOW leaps from this brief and comprises a response from four fashion curators with distinctive approaches towards their discipline. A focus on the year 1914 unites the films, which reveal multiple perspectives on one period in fashion and fashion curation. Rather than working in familiar museum contexts, they have explored the potential of film as a medium through which to understand fashion’s changing values and interpretations. The four curators: Judith Clarke, Amy de la Haye, Walter Van Beirendonck and Kaat Debo have each worked collaboratively with four practitioners who work with the moving image: James Norton, Bart Hess, Marie Schuller and Katerina Athanasopoulou.

1914 NOW: FOUR PERSPECTIVES ON FASHION CURATION » 
Commissioned by Alison Moloney, Curator International Exhibitions Programme, London College of Fashion.

FASHION & PERFORMANCE: MATERIALITY, MEANING, MEDIA » 
Curated by Associate Professor Jessica Bugg, RMIT University Fashion and Textiles and
Anna-Nicole Ziesche, Research Fellow: Design for Performance, London College of Fashion, UK.

Exhibitions co-curated for RMIT Design Hub by Fleur Watson and Kate Rhodes.

Both exhibitions presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program’s Project Series 2015.

+ Fashion & Performance: Materiality, Meaning, Media