Hussein Chalayan- from fashion and back
Fully established at the forefront of contemporary fashion design, the twice named “British Designer of the Year”, Hussein Chalayan is renowned for his innovative use of materials, progressive attitudes to new technology and social criticism.
Motivated by ideas drawn from disciplines not readily associated with fashion, Chalayan’s pioneering work crosses between architecture, design, philosophy, anthropology, science and technology. His acclaimed runway shows function as performances which allow him to express important concepts. Hussein Chalayan has also presented film works and installations in art exhibitions. In 2005, he represented Turkey at the 51st Venice Biennale with Absent Presence, featuring Tilda Swinton.
This is his first solo exhibition in Japan. Through the presentation of fashion collection, films and installations from 1994 to 2009, the exhibition will comprehensively explore Chalayan’s wide range of works.
||April 3 Saturday– June 20 Sunday, 2010
||Mondays (except for May 3), May 6.
||10:00-18:00 (tickets available until 17:30)
||Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
||the British Council
|In Cooperated with:
||KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
|Under the patronage of:
||The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
||Adult \1,200 (960) / University & College Student \900 (720) / High School & Junior High School Student \600 (480) / Over 65yrs old \800 (640) / Free for Under Elementary School
*( ) price for a group, over 20 people
*Free entry to MOT permanent collection for ticket holders
||+81 (0)3 5405 8686 (Hello Dial)
||MOT Collection’ April 24th Sat – June 20th Sun 2010
||From Kiyosumi-shirakawa station on the Hanzomon Line: 9min.-walk from B2 exit,
From Kiyosumi-shirakawa station on the Oedo Line: 13min.-walk from A3 exit,
A touring exhibition from the Design Museum, London.
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INERTIA, Spring/Summer 2009, photo: Chris Moore
After Words, Autumn/Winter 2000, photo: Chris Moore
One Hundred and Eleven, Spring/Summer 2007, photo: Chris Moore
Airborne, Autumn/Winter 2007, installation view at the Design Museum, photo: Luke Hayes
Place to Passage, 2003, still image, © hussein chalayan / neutral 2003
Readings, Spring/Summer 2008, photo: Nick Knight
Manifest Destiny, Spring/Summer 2003, installation view at the Design Museum, photo: Luke Hayes