J.W. Anderson: Disobedient Bodies

Exhibition, The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK.


From March 18, 2017 until June 18, 2017
British fashion designer Jonathan Anderson has made a personal selection of sculptures to display alongside notable fashion pieces and objects of craft and design, investigating the way the human form has been reconceived by artists and designers across the 20th and 21th centuries.
These choices have been shaped by Anderson’s long-standing passion for modern art and the underlying questions of gender that have been posed by his own fashion collections at J.W.Anderson. Figurative sculptures by renowned artists are brought into direct dialogue with fashion pieces by designers such as Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons, Helmut Lang, and Issey Miyake.