The Northern Irish designer J.W. Anderson is set to oversee the curation of a new gender based art show which will open early next year. Anderson has worked alongside influential artists including Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore to create an event that will bring together the worlds of modernism and fashion. This exhibition will be a rare opportunity to gain a glimpse into the world of J.W. Anderson and his artistic processes. The exhibition entitled ‘Disobedient Bodies’ will showcase the links between fashion, art and sexuality.
“This is a rare and exciting opportunity for me to bring together some of the works of art and fashion that long inspired my own creative work and to see what happens when these objects rub up against each other. I want the exhibition to mirror the speed and unexpected encounters that characterise the way in which we consume images today, as well as being a space in which to explore ideas of gender and identity that have been an ongoing part of my creative practice.”
Every room at The Hepworth Gallery will showcase a different aspect of J.W. Anderson’s creative process. From his AW13 collection in which male models were fitted into tight leather dresses to a shrine of photographs that inspired himself and designers such as Dior and Rei Kawakubo, this exhibition is set to be a creative masterpiece.
‘Disobedient Bodies’ will be shown at The Hepworth in Wakefield from 18th March to 18th June 2017, find more information HERE.Anderson is all about gender blurring between his men’s and women’s fashion lines, more recently he livestreamed a show onto the gay dating app, Grindr.
Will you be travelling to see this iconic show? We already have the dates in our diaries.
Text: Alice Jepheart
Images: Jonty Wilde, Jamie Hawkesworth, PR, FTape, Dior and Commes Des Garcon