Immobile fashion show

I had mentioned the Prada Foundation’s The Giacometti Variations exhibition previously here. There are some lovely gallery shots and I thought I’ll share them with everyone.

Conceived by conceptual artist John Baldessari, this installation features nine oversized female figures, similar to Giacometti’s sculptures. The sculptures act as mannequins; clothed in garments and objects designed by Baldessari. With 4.5 meter tall sculptures, the entire installation seemed like an immobile fashion show where the ideas of art and fashion are blown to dramatic proportions.

On the sculptures’ elevated height, Baldessari said, “I’ve always wanted to do tall paintings and sculptures. I suspect it’s because I am quite tall. I’ve had little opportunity since most galleries have wall heights that mirror the wall heights of collector’s homes”.

“Giacometti figures are the most emaciated and skinny sculptures that exist. Why not push that further?” Baldessari said. “There is currently a blurring of art and fashion. It is de rigueur that fashion models be extremely tall and thin.”

 

 Exhibited sculptures 

 

The Giacometti Variations by John Baldessari, 2010, courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Prada, photo by Roberto Marossi.

The Giacometti Variations by John Baldessari, 2010, courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Prada, photo by Roberto Marossi.

 

The Giacometti Variations by John Baldessari, 2010, courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Prada, photo by Roberto Marossi.

Have a great weekend!

X Sybil

(Images from DesignBoom)

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