Tommy Cash and Rick Owens. The Pure and the Damned
The saturnine style of the American fashion designer Rick Owens and the creative work of the Estonian weirdo-rapper Tommy Cash share a fascination with the destructive and slightly deformed body. Diabolical in fashion shows and shocking in music videos, this neo-goth trend is represented at the exhibition by Rick Owen’s exceptional costumes and Tommy Cash’s videos, complemented by new works that unite the practices of the two artists.
Curator: Kati Ilves.
Sots Art and Fashion: Conceptual Clothes from Eastern Europe
Sots art developed in Moscow in the early 1970s, when for the first time in the history of unofficial art, artists drew inspiration from previously despised Soviet visual culture. During the later years of perestroika, the ironic Soviet style unexpectedly blossomed in East European fashion.
Curator: Liisa Kaljula
Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect. Anu Vahtra: Completion through removal.
Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) was an American conceptual artist, who fundamentally changed the understanding of architecture. His site-specific works revealed the chaos and anarchy behind the seeming order of the urban space. Anu Vahtra’s project in the Kumu Art Museum courtyard is inspired by Matta-Clark’s activities.
Curators: Sergio Bessa (The Bronx Museum of the Arts), Jessamyn Fiore (Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark) and Anu Allas.