Time is running out to see the “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art (The Met) in New York City. The exhibition, which is run in collaboration with Condé Nast, ends the 4th of September.
At So Catchy! Where Fashion Begins we had the opportunity recently to see the show which is based on the complementary concepts and the space between them. Absence/Presence, Design/No Design, Fashion/Antifashion, Model/Multiple, High/Low, Then/Now, Self / Other, Object/Subject, and finally Clothes/Not Clothes, which was complemented with: Life/Loss, Beautiful/Grotesque, Fact/Fiction and more.
The dual concepts, which are more natural than social or cultural, reveal how the artist’s ‘designs occupy the spaces between these dualities, and how they resolve and dissolve binary logic.’ In this way ‘her clothes expose the artificiality, arbitrariness and “emptiness” of conventional dichotomies.
Viewers are forced to reflect, meditate and connect with an infinite number of possibilities for creating and recreating fashion.
They are, without a doubt, marvelous creations in an assortment of patterns that give us an insight into the inner world of Rei Kawakubo.
Photos courtesy of Anabel Cuervas for So Catchy!
Translation and Layout by Michael Padilla