J.W. Anderson, who is celebrated as one of the most innovative contemporary designers, has worked for two years to organize "Disobedient Bodies", an experience blending art, fashion and design. The exhibition is based on a personal selection of sculptures, design furniture and clothing that analyze the different aspects of the human form during the last centuries.
The event shows the approach of XX and XXI century designers and artists to the human figures, presenting the works of some of the greatest exponents of Modern Art such as Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, Henry Moore, Magali Reus and Dorothea Tanning in “direct dialogue” with fashion creations of designers such as Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons, Helmut Lang, Issey Miyake and Vivienne Westwood.
Disobedient Bodies project has been carried out thanks to the collaboration of some architects, such as Tom Emerson and Stephanie MacDonald. The exhibition has also a dedicated area to J.W. Anderson, that includes some iconic brand creations and a workshop introducing visitors to the Designer’s creative process.
The exhibition was inaugurated on March 18 at the Hepworth Wakefield in Yorkshire and will be open until the 18th of June 2017.