Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary Exhibition | ITSLIQUID

Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary Exhibition

Fashion | March 2, 2018 |

Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary ExhibitionImage courtesy of MoCA

Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary Exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
From December 22, 2017 to March 11, 2018

MoCA Shanghai and Harper’s BAZAAR jointly present their final exhibition of the year, Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary Exhibition. In their dedication to exhibitions connecting contemporary art to other industries, MoCA Shanghai’s CROSS+ initiative will prove to be one of the museum’s most important in years to come.

Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary ExhibitionImage courtesy of MoCA

In this last stop of the BAZAAR 150th Anniversary Exhibition world tour, six chapters showcase the growth of BAZAAR within six historical periods of women’s enlightenment and empowerment. These periods include women’s struggle for freedom during the “Belle Epoque”; industry and modernity during the “Art Deco” era, challenging old labels during the “Rebellious Era”; the rediscovery of far-Eastern fashion during the “Oriental Aesthetics” era; fashion’s fusion and fission with other industries during the “Crossover Era”; and artistic breakthroughs of the “Futurist Era.”

Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary ExhibitionImage courtesy of Antoine Poem

America’s first fashion magazine has always been on the forefront of the industry; therefore this anniversary exhibition celebrating 150 years of Harper’s BAZAAR is only fitting. Fashion, video art, and installation works spanning the exhibition’s six epochs explore how BAZAAR has both shaped and been shaped by the trends of its time. These include videos from the legendary Coco Chanel, Pipilotti Rist’s installations, and Xu Longsen’s Shanshui Totem. Through this historical frame Breaking Boundaries expounds on the diverse roles, identities and voices that women hold claim to today.

Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary ExhibitionImage courtesy of Lisa Gulbrandsen

According to MoCA Director Samuel Kung, Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary Exhibition is a key example of CROSS+, a strategy that MoCA Shanghai have been placing greater emphasis on recently. This strategy is dependent on the idea that the conversation between art and other industries strengthens the exchange, and relies on interdisciplinary curation that moves beyond the limits of contemporary art, representing multiple voices without sacrificing intellectual merit.

Breaking Boundaries: BAZAAR’s 150th Anniversary ExhibitionImage courtesy of Sammi Woo

Harper’s BAZAAR was the first women’s fashion magazine that originated in the United States and has since been distributed across the world. First catering to the “modern womanof the post-Victorian era, Harper’s BAZAAR survived the turmoil of World War II and would continue to chart the next century’s “female revolution” through the medium of fashion. Starting from the 1960s, with the rise of hippies and rock music, the voices of women have progressively grown louder and more diverse. In the heart of our constantly innovating, international metropolis, we come together to celebrate the revolutions of the past century and move forward to a vibrant, more colorful future.

more. www.mocashanghai.org

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


DANIEL ARSHAM

Art | February 17, 2020

Perrotin Paris is pleased to announce Paris, 3020, an exhibition of new works by New York-based artist Daniel Arsham, on view from January 11 through March 21, 2020. Read more


BIG HORN

Fashion | February 17, 2020

BIG HORN found in 2011. BIG HORN is Hong Kong's first brand for creative design eyewear. Founder and designer, "Kevin Ching" aims to design eyewear with full of fashion art style and mix with different cultures.4 Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: VENICE INTERNATIONAL…

Calls | February 14, 2020

Venice International Art Fair is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. Founded in 2001 by ITSLIQUID Group the 12th edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Read more


Claudia Andujar, The Yanomani struggle

Art | February 14, 2020

The Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain is pleased to announce the largest exhibition to date dedicated to the work of Claudia Andujar. For over five decades, she has devoted her life to photographing and protecting the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous group. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!