Mar 01 - Apr 29 2007

Benaki Museum

138 Pireos str. 118 54 Athens

Shown for the first time at the Benaki Museum, Athens, the RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion exhibition curated by Vassilis Zidianakis, introduced the unfamiliar uses and possibilities of paper. From art and fashion to design and experimentation, the exhibition revealed the various natures of this common, but yet unknown material. Presenting the Atopos Paper Dress Collection as well as a number of new paper-made artworks commissioned especially for this occasion and key paper garments loaned by contemporary designers and institutions, the visitors were invited to discover this new colorful universe.

Participating Designers & Artists:
A. F. Vandevorst (BE), Amandine Labidoire (FR), Andy Warhol (US), Angelo Plessas (GR/IT), Angelos Bratis (GR), Angelos Frentzos(GR), Ann Demeulemeester(BE), Annette Meyer (DK), Aurore Thibout (FR), Bas Kosters (NL), Bernhard Willhelm (DE), Bless (DE), Carlos Soto (US), Cheryl Yun (US), Deepak Raja Shrestha (NP), Demma Gvasalia (GE), Deux Hommes (GR), Dionisis Kavallieratos (GR), Dirk Van Saene (BE), Esmeralda Panagiotarou (CY), Harry Gordon (US), Helmut Lang (AT), Hiroaki Ohya (JP), Hugo Boss (DE)/James Rosenquist (US), Ileana Giannakoura (GR), Ioannis Dimitroussis (GR), Irini Miga (GR), Isabelle de Borchgrave (BE), Issey Miyake (JP), Jackie Nickerson (US), Jannis Varelas (GR), Johanna Trudzinski (DE), John Galliano (UK), Jum Nakao (BR), Junya Watanabe (JP), Jürgen Lehl (DE), Kostas Murkudis (DE), Kosuke Tsumura (JP),  Maison Martin Margiela (FR), Marcus Tomlinson (UK), Matthew Sporzynski (US), MI-RO (GR), Michael Cepress (US), Nagi Noda (JP), Pascal Roulin (FR), Paul Graves (US), Philip Treacy (IE), Reiko Sudo/Nuno Corp. (JP), Rick Owens (US), Robert Wilson (US), Sarah Caplan/MPH Design (US), Sophia Kokosalaki (GR), Tao/Comme des Garçons (JP), UEG (PL), Vassilis Barbarigos (GR), Vasso Gavaisse (GR), Walter Van Beirendonck (BE), Yannis Kyriakides (CY), Yiorgos Eleftheriades (GR), Yoshiki Hishinuma (JP), Zoe Keramea (GR)

With additional loans:
|Museums, Organisations, Institutions|
Archives Christian Dior (FR), Brooklyn Museum (US), Landschaftsverband Rheinland-Rheinisches Museum (DE), MoMu – ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen (BE), Mudam – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (LU), Secretariat General for Olympic Games Heritage Promotion Archives (Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports), The Miyake Issey Foundation (JP), ‘V. Papantoniou’ Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation (GR)
|Private collections|
Anna Piaggi, Christina Leitner, Marie Claire Bataille-Benguigui, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada

Exhibition Curator: Vassilsi Zidianakis
Artistic Director: Stamos J. Fafalios
ATOPOS cvc Collection Research-Documentation coordinator: Myrsini Pichou
Organisation: Dimitris Koulouris (ATOPOS), Xenia Politou (Benaki Museum)
Exhibition Design: NORMAL STUDIO / Jean-François Dingjan & Eloi Chafai
Sound Composition: Yannis Kyriakides
Constructions Supervisor: Grigoris Kotsiyannis / METAMORFOSSIS Collaborator: Maria Pappa
Audiovisual Consultant: Paris Mexis
ATOPOS cvc Collection Conservation: Kyriaki Lentzi (ATOPOS)
Sotiris Bekiaris, Argyro Chiliadaki, Myrto Delivorria, Flora Stephanou (Benaki Museum Conservation Department)
Sponsored by: BSB / Nova/Nova Art Experience
Support: La Redoute
Hospitality Sponsor: Hilton Athens
Official Air Carrier: Olympic Airlines
Technological Equipment Sponsor: SONY
Communication Sponsors: MEGA Channel / In Style / KATHIMERINI – Herald Tribune / Go Culture
Supported by: Hellenic Ministry of Culture / City of Athens (Cultural Organisation)  / United States Embassy, Athens / Embassade de France à Athènes / Institut Français d’Athènes / Embassy of Japan in Greece

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