On View: September 7 - October 30, 2016
Curator: Pırıl Gündüz
Curatorial Assistant: Yangxingyue Wang
Opening reception: Wednesday, September 7, 10pm-2am
A speculative survey of body and its relation to garments, from the cave to the web.
Romance with Material
Flirt with Self
Adorn the World
The upcoming exhibition at The Hollows Townhouse on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg will take place throughout the building, spanning 10 galleries on 4 ﬂoors and outdoors space, The Hollows Eastyard, with a late night opening reception one day before New York Fashion Week.
Erote approaches the concept of garment as a means to frame the body, assumed as a catalyst for achieving affects, foremost in the Self, including design ideas from ancient times to very recent innovations, ﬂattening Time, and treating each designer or the stylist as an individual who is in search for a pleasant functionality. Exhibited pieces are accessories that preserve one’s body and help the wearer communicate with the world and getting by in it.
Ruby Chishti achieves to feminize the little gold sequin dress as Vixole x Yuxi Cao captures the Pokémon at the feet. Stephanie Liu grasps the need of the nomad right from the core: hyradate and run. Mark Newport’s knit sweaters combine the heroic and the protective in the artist’s mother’s gestures, one in the form of masculine and vulnerable Donatello. Nitcha Fame Tothong’s Text-neck is a brilliant new jewelry device that will save our natural chic postures for years to come. The best bag possible, by Maison Martin Margiela from 2013 will be on view as well as two 2016 pieces in gold and silver by Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. Lastly, Matthew Keﬀ is taking over the outdoors runway at The Hollows Eastyard with his live animations, paired with Kiichiro Adachi’s light whirlpool. And a new telephone booth on the porch on Bedford Avenue.
Historical garments, new fabrics, reproductions, wearable devices, folkloric costumes, multifunctional accessories, video, photography, light
Ground Floor: Silk Road - ORIGIN - SPACE
+Gallery 1: Narcissus
+Gallery 2: Tatars
First Floor: Broadway - PAST - TIME +Gallery 3: Covering
+Gallery 4: Framing
+Gallery 5: Revealing
Second Floor: www - CURRENT
+Gallery 6: Curator’s Room: My All
+Gallery 7: Unisex
+Gallery 8: Fabric
Third Floor: Peninsula - FUTURE
+Gallery 9: Tech
+Gallery 10: Blow
HE + HU
Maison Martin Margiela
Nitcha Fame Tothong
Vixole x Yuxi Cao
Also on view on September 7, 2016 9-11PM and by appointment:
Curator’s Room: MY ALL
Skipping forever on the 90’s, late, put the needle on time less classic.
An ongoing project at The Hollows, Curator’s Room is a manifestation of the curatorial experiences, tools, methodologies, props employed by curator Pırıl Gündüz.