While Man Ray is very well-known in France and beyond – thanks to the seminal work in photography, collage, typology, painting and objects he produced during his time in Paris – the American artist is not as widely known in German-speaking parts of Europe. That is why the Bank Austria Kunstforum decided to stage an exhibition that explores the 'Universal Man Ray', via 150 masterworks of the enigmatic artist, who also worked as an experimental fashion photographer, garnering him a successful career at magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
From 14th of February until 24th of June
Lee Miller, Coco Chanel
Arguably the humblest of modern garments – or, in current terms, the most ‘basic’ – the T-shirt gets pride of place in a new exhibition staged by the Fashion and Textile Museum in South London. In ‘T-shirt: cult – culture – subversion’, the multi-faceted role of the affordable item is highlighted, from its use as men’s underclothing to a symbol of rock’n’roll rebellion. Showcasing Vivienne Westwood’s private collection, as well as recent socially engaged designs, this exhibition traces the 50-year history of the garment through to its 21st-century guises, via more than 100 rare and ground-breaking examples.
From 9th of February until 6th of May