Somerset House

1 Somerset-House-Serge-Martynov-Sofia-HedmanI worked as the assistant curator for fashion exhibition White Perspectives, Somerset House, London. The exhibition is open 11 November – 11 January. For more info: http://www.sofiahedman.com

“Sofia Hedman & Serge Martynov’s new exhibition White Perspectives is now open at Somerset House, London.

The 20 meter tall installation explores how new materials, technologies and discourses have contributed to changing the meaning and function of the colour white within Western history. In particular, it looks at the history of white plastic, white ink, white cotton, white pearls, white lace, white teeth, white hair, white silk, white paint and white paper.

The installation design is inspired by the collaborative relationship between Josiah Wedgwood and Sir William Chambers, the architect who designed Somerset House in the 18th century and features white silhouettes by Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Martin Margiela, Gareth Pugh, Kokon To Zai, Bea Szenfeld, Ann-Sofie Back, Iris van Herpen, Fantich & Young, Mao Usami and Charlie Le Mindu.

This exhibition is part of Somerset House’s Fashioning Winter and will run until the 11 Jan 2015. Other participating curators are Shonagh Marshall (Somerset House), Dr Rebecca Arnold (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Beatrice Behlen (Museum of London), Professor Caroline Evans (CSM), Professor Amy de la Haye (Centre for Fashion Curation at LCF), Alistair O’Neill (CSM), Tory Turk (Independent curator and Archivist) and Benjamin Whyman (Centre for Fashion Curation at LCF).”

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