MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art

Skin + Bones

19 Nov 2006 - 05 Mar 2007

11.19.06 - 03.05.07

This exhibition explores the common visual and intellectual principles that underlie both fashion and architecture. Both disciplines start with the human body and expand on ideas of space and movement, serving as outward expressions of personal, political, and cultural identity. Architects and fashion designers produce environments defined through spatial awareness—the structures they create are based on volume, function, proportion, and material. Presenting the work of international fashion designers and architects, the exhibition examines themes such as shelter, identity, tectonic strategies, creative process, and parallel stylistic tendencies including deconstruction and minimalism. The exhibition is curated by MOCA Curator of Architecture & Design Brooke Hodge and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Architects and Designers in the Exhibition:
Shigeru Ban
Hussein Chalayan
Preston Scott Cohen
Comme des Garçons
Neil M. Denari Architects
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Winka Dubbeldam / Archi-Tectonics
Eisenman Architects
Alber Elbaz for Lanvin
Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT
Foreign Office Architects
Future Systems
Frank Gehry
Tess Giberson
Zaha Hadid Architects
Herzog & de Meuron
Yoshiki Hishinuma
Toyo Ito
Greg Lynn FORM
Jakob + MacFarlane
Elena Manferdini
Maison Martin Margiela
Alexander McQueen
Miyake Issey
Narciso Rodriguez
Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Jean Nouvel
Office dA
OMA / Rem Koolhaas
Ralph Rucci
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Nanni Strada
Yeohlee Teng
Testa & Weiser
Olivier Theyskens for Rochas
Isabel Toledo
Bernard Tschumi
Dries Van Noten
Viktor & Rolf
Junya Watanabe
Vivienne Westwood
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Yohji Yamamoto
J. Meejin Yoon / MY Studio

Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture is made possible by a generous grant from Carol and Jacqueline Appel.

Endowment support is provided by The Ron Burkle Endowment for Architecture and Design Programs and the Sydney Irmas Exhibition Endowment.

This presentation is also generously supported by Infiniti; The MOCA Architecture & Design Council; Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam; Étant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art; Dwell; Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown; Westfall Commercial Furniture, Inc.; The Japan Foundation; and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

89.9 KCRW is the Official Media Sponsor of MOCA.

Generous in-kind support is provided by Ralph Pucci International and Patina-V. Additional in-kind support is provided by MySpace, Yellow Book USA, KKJZ 88.1 FM, and Blair Graphics.

Shigeru Ban
Curtain Wall House
Shigeru Ban Architects, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
Photo © Hiroyuki Hirai

Tags: Hussein Chalayan, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & De Meuron, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Kazuyo Sejima