Monday, 28 May 2012

When Art meets Fashion - Tate Liverpool

One of the things you will be seeing more of on discofashionartsugar is art posts.  I love fashion and music so much that sometimes I forget that the blog is about so much more.  That is why I have decided that for my first post back I will share with you my visit to the Tate Liverpool a couple of months ago.  I was on my way to see the Rene Magritte exhibition and discovered it had finished a couple of days earlier #fail but instead of leaving I decided to take a look at the free exhibitions.  That’s when I stumbled across the ‘This is Sculpture’ exhibition, part of the DLA Piper Series. 

The exhibition is an innovative look at the history of modern and contemporary sculpture and extremely cool. Various types of sculptures share a space with paintings, video, photography, language and performance. 

A lovely surprise also occurred when I discovered that two of the sections had been curated by  Phillip Tracey and Marianne Faithfull whose personal take on sculpture and art in general was amazing and a rare insight into their artistic practice.  As a fashion lover, the chance to see Tracey’s vast collection of block shapers was A to the Mazing and at times a little euphoric! These blocks are created by a Paris based block shaper who transform Tracey’s hand made three dimensional maquettes made of woven wood and cotton called ‘Sparterie’ into usable blocks.  Every hat Phillip Tracey makes are created using these blocks. 

The exhibition is definitely worth a visit and a must for Liverpool fashion lovers.  It is running until 30th of June. 
   Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off) 1985


Arman (Armand Fernandez) Condition of Woman I 1960

Salvador Dalí Autumnal Cannibalism 1936

Andy Warhol Black Bean 1968

Letter to the World (The Kick) (1986) - Andy Warhol

The Galleon Hat (1993) - Bruce Weber

Phillip Tracey Hat Blocks

Leigh Bowrey (1991) - Lucian Freud

Lobster Telephone - Salvador Dhali

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