Doll face

I’m quite excited about a new exhibition at the The SHOWstudio.com Shop,  In Wolves Clothing: Re-imagining the Doll. Running from 9 September to 30 October, the exhibition includes work by Michael Baumgarten, Barbie, Laurie Simmons & Peter Jensen and Viktor & Rolf.  I’m deeply fascinated by the idea of humanising  inanimate objects (yeah, I like Dada) and the exhibition picks up the function of dolls in art, fashion and culture:

“Today, high art and high fashion’s enthralment with the doll as a medium with a message continues. From Matell’s Barbie who has literally — albeit unexpectedly — pioneered high-powered jobs for woman over the last sixty years to the newly celebrated Enchanted Doll by Marina Bychkova telling a tale of vulnerability beneath layers of elaborate costuming, the art form continues to be a metaphor of personal identity. Able to freely explore the beautiful, the bizarre, and the grotesque all at once with flexibility that an actual human cannot, the doll has essentially become a modern deity
for contemporary problems, a platform on which to stitch a story.”

In Wolves Clothing Re-imagining the Doll
1-9 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, W1J 6LT

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