Edition Angewandte: Volume III
Fashion - From the Costume and Fashion Collection of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Whether you are looking for an inspiring and inexhaustible source of inspiration, a research piece, or simply a coffee table book, the new publication ‘Fashion - From the Costume and Fashion Collection of the University of Applied Arts Vienna’ will fit all categories. Bringing to light the extensive fashion collection of the Angewandte, the richly illustrated book delves into the history, content, and structure of the collection, compromising of more than 8,000 objects. Featuring pieces dating back to the 18th century, all the way to modern times, this is definitely a book you will struggle to put down.
4 April 2017, 18:00
Angewandte Innovation Laboratory
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien
START Scholarships 2017
The 2017 call for applications for the Federal Chancellery Austria’s START scholarships
is up and running, closing at the end of March. There is a total of 95 grants to be given out in the areas of fine arts, architecture and design, art photography, video and media art, fashion, music and performing arts, film art, literature, and cultural management. Intended to promote artistic development and facilitate the entry into the Austrian and international art scene, the scholarships last for 6 months with a stipend of 7 800 euros. You can also choose to apply for a mentoring programme, so make sure to get all the documents together and try it!
Jakob Lena Knebl and the Mumok Collection
A new exhibition at the MUMOK
joins the museum’s collection of modernist and contemporary art with the works of the artist Jakob Lena Knebl. Filled with eccentricity, the exhibit addresses the constructs of identity, desire, sensual experience, but also deals with shifting position of art, design, and fashion. Visitors are invited to not only follow the narrative, but also shape it, being aware of the fluidity between moments of clarity and uncertainty as to the function and arrangement of the objects presented.
17 March - 22 October 2017
mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
HANDICRAFT at the MAK
, with the undertitle Traditional Skills in the Digital Age is a great way of reflecting on the significance and status of handicraft as an integral component of material culture and cultural identity. Encompassing handicraft from historical times to current European perspectives, the exhibit examines how handicraft can help preserve natural resources, it explores new developments on the interface to digital technologies, and presents masterpieces from a range of craft disciplines.
until 9 April 2017
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Weiskirchnerstraße 3, 1010 Vienna
The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined
The Vulgar - Fashion Redefined, curated and organised by the Barbican Center
, London, explores the challenging yet compelling territory of taste in fashion. Showcasing objects spanning the Renaissance to the 21st century, the exhibition at Vienna’s Winterpalais
seeks to stimulate discussion around the definition of the word ‘vulgar’. Working with the thesis that (good) taste is purely a matter of opinion, the exhibit showcases historic dress, couture, and ready-to-wear fashion, juxtaposed with textile samples, manuscripts, photography, and film, illustrating how taste is a mobile concept.
3 March - 25 June 2017
Featuring artists and designers from Austria, Poland and the UK Transfashional Lab
explores the ways in which art and fashion can shape new positions and contribute to current social, economic, cultural and environmental debates. The pieces on display are more than just wearable and functional items; they can be seen as tools for reflection, experimentation and self-expression.
Participating artists: Manora Auersperg, Anna-Sophie Berger, Christina Dörfler – Raab, Lisa Edi, Bernhard Eiling, Jan Kardas, Afra Kirchdorfer, Kate Langrish-Smith, Maximilian Mauracher, Janusz Noiewicz, Ana Rajčević, Anna Schwarz, Radek Smędzik, Lara Torres, Daria Wierzbicka
until 4 April
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ
The Fashion and Textile Museum in London
is currently running an exhibition on the Austrian-born architect Josef Frank, exploring his work as a designer and artist. This first UK exhibit of Frank’s textiles features his colourful modernism, presents works which redefined what is now called the Swedish Modern. The vibrancy of the fabric designs on display will draw you with its universal language of great design and a feeling of the true artist. If you’re in town, go see it!
until 7 May
Fashion and Textile Museum, London
83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
Textile Kultur Haslach 2017
The annual summer school at the Textile Kultur
Haslach 2017 is a wonderful way to spend some of your holidays, learning and
creating in an inviting and culturally rich environment. The two week symposium
carries the title ‘Culture Plants’ this year, focusing on the historical
aspects of linen and the potential of the crop for the formation of community
and landscape. Expect exhibitions, courses, and other side events for a full on
programme that will have you entertained and educated.
16 - 28 July 2017