Jul 08 2011

ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion @ the Benaki Museum, Athens

Benaki Museum

138 Pireos st.
118 54 Athens

 “It is this grotesque body, defined by hybridity and transgression of borders but also by parody, humour and inversion, that seems to be central to both contemporary experimental fashion designers and people working at the juncture of fashion and performance.”

ATOPOS cvc invites Francesca Granata, one of the authors of NOT A TOY, Atopos’ new edition, to guide us through the exhibition ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion. Granata’s essay on the grotesque in contemporary fashion, examines the growing influence of the culture of contemporary art for today’s designers, a culture that catalyzes physical and creative boundaries and creates grotesque and hybrid images. During her guided tour of the exhibition, Francesca Granata will examine the theme of the grotesque body and its interpretation in fashion, using the exhibits as examples.

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