The Hepworth Wakefield has announced details of its major exhibition for spring 2017. The world-leading art gallery in Yorkshire has invited Jonathan Anderson, one of the most acclaimed names in fashion, to respond to the gallery’s collection of British art.
The exhibition brings together a personal selection of sculpture alongside fashion pieces to examine the way in which the human form has been reconceived and reimagined by artists and designers across the 20th and 21st Century. The exhibition will also explore underlying questions of gender that have also been reflected in his own fashion collections.
Figurative sculptures by artists including Jean Arp, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas and Henry Moore will feature alongside work by designers such as Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.
Anderson said: “This is a rare and exciting opportunity for me to bring together some of the works of art and fashion that long inspired my own creative work and to see what happens when these objects rub up against each other. “I want the exhibition to mirror the speed and unexpected encounters that characterise the way in which we consume images today, as well as being a space in which to explore ideas of gender and identity that have been an ongoing part of my creative practice.”
Disobedient Bodies: J.W.Anderson at The Hepworth Wakefield is on display from March 18th-June 18th, 2017