DYSFASHIONAL in Paris
Photo: Alfredo Piola @ artlist
After two stages, one in Luxembourg to celebrate the European Capital of Culture in 2007, the other at the Mudac, Musee du Design et des Arts Appliques Contemporains de Lausanne in 2008, the international exhibition DYSFASHIONAL renews itself and settles between Paris and Berlin.
The exhibition, which will be presented at the Passage du Desir in 2009 and at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2010, will showcase a selection of pieces from the previous editions as well as a series of high- brow new productions by designers and artists from both Paris and Berlin.
DYSFASHIONAL considers fashion in the widest sense of the word. Rather than exhibiting clothes and styles, DYSFASHIONAL explores the broad range of materials that turn fashion into a way of representing personal identity and experience. Staged as a construction site, DYSFASHIONAL does not define fashion but tackles the seemingly frivolous yet vital realm of fashion by examining the approach of designers and artists from various backgrounds and invites us on a spectacular and striking journey, bringing us closer to a world in which the
protagonists are not the objects but the creative process itself.
In the title Dys-fashional, the prefix dys indicates a disturbance, a discord within the system. The idea at the outset was to verify the dysfunctional dimension of fashion, that is to say, the elements that resist and clash with a literal definition of this world, as a simple collection of garments and accessories, as a production system for commercial objects, images and products to do with identity.
The idea is therefore to inverse the principles and to invite fashion designers to present instillations which reflect their imagination and creative universe, rather than their collections. Through these environments, objects and films, a mutli-layered horizon constructs itself, where fashion appears beyond the objects which materialise it, as a field for experimentation or a state of sensibility in the making.
DYSFASHIONAL is not only a barometer for high-brow experimentation between art and fashion, but is also a bridge between Paris and Berlin, two fashion and art capitals.
LUCA MARCHETTI, EMANUELE QUINZ
HUSSEIN CHALAYAN, ANTONIO MARRAS, MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA, SISSEL TOLAAS, BLESS, RAF SIMONS, GASPARD YURKIEVICH + FLORENCE DOLEAC, MARC TURLAN, PIERRE HARDY + DAMIEN BLOTTIERE, ITEM IDEM, JUSTIN MORIN + BILLIE MERTENS, BERNHARD WILLHELM + CHRISTOPHE HAMAIDE-PIERSON, KOSTAS MURKUDIS, MICHAEL SONTAG.
PARASITE gallery / temporary boutique
Art Direction VIDYA NARINE + MOSIGN
Artists Tsunami-Addiction (featuring Hypo, Milkymee, Davide Balula, Kumisolo, Zoe Wolf and Jesse Peterson) Peepingtom (featuring Arnaud Pyvka, Amira Fritz, Camille Vivier, Lina Scheynius, Estelle Hanania), Freier magazine, C.neeon + The Green Eyl, Adeline Affre,
Alice Hubert, Adeline Cacheux, Claire Pain, Patrick Mohr, Starstyling, Seelenkleid, Maiami, Samuel François, Elise Magne, Hixsept
IS THIS IT
Art Direction I COULD NEVER BE A DANCER (OLIVIER CASAMAYOU, CARINE CHARAIRE) + ITEM IDEM
Objects MATHIEU MERCIER
A mosign project. Production mosign + Create Berlin
With the support of la Ville de Paris, Cultures France, the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany for cultural affairs under the treaty on Franco-German cooperation, BETC Euro RSCG / Passage du Desir.
In collaboration with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, MEA, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, ArtEz, Premsela - Dutch Platform
for Design and Fashion et International Flavors and Fragrances inc.
Media Partners - Liberation Next, Madame Figaro, Modem Line et Non Stop Media Cart'Com.