Cynthia Rowley gives us a splash of color
By Jake Flanagin, November 2nd, 2010
MOVE!, a series of performance-based installations created by well-known artists paired with celebrated fashion designers, opened at MoMa PS1 last weekend. The event included installations and performances by such artistic “dream-teams” as Rob Pruitt and Marc Jacobs; Terence Koh and Italo Zucchelli from Calvin Klein; Kalup Linzy and Diane von Fürstenberg; Brody Condon and the Rodarte sisters; Rashaad Newsome and Alexander Wang; Johan Bokaer and Narciso Rodriguez; and Dan Colen with Proenza Schouler.
Highlighting the event were Cynthia Rowley and Olaf Breuning, who dressed models in plain denim garments to function as canvas. The models were artfully doused with bright splashes of paint as part of the performance, and subsequently photographed as part of the exhibition. This particular installation, as well as the entire show, was a vibrant amalgamation of traditional artistry and design – a strengthening of the links between the garment design and the studio arts that are often overlooked.
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