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Cultural Recommendations: Warhol, Anderson, Lagerfeld, and More

It seems cross disciplinarianism is at the heart of this month’s must-see exhibitions, proving to us that cool things can happen when the lines between various art forms are blurred.
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"The Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures from the Kunsthistorisches Museum"

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)

This is what happens when film collides with art. With a title that only the most whimsical of minds could've conjured, Wes Anderson's (Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums) very first art exhibition has just been unveiled in Vienna's National Fine Arts Museum. The phenomenal filmmaker, alongside designer, novelist and wife Juman Malouf (The Trilogy of Two), have been given full reign over the curation of 430 years worth of pieces, pulled from the institution's globally reputable collection. Each of the 400+ pieces have been hand-picked by the couple and span all fourteen of the museum's historical collections. 

 

November 6, 2018, to April 28, 2019. Click here for more information.

"Architectures"

Carpenters Workshop Gallery (Paris, France)

It looks like Karl Lagerfeld can do it all. Though best known for his creative directorship of Chanel, Lagerfeld has put together an exhibition of sculptures in Paris. The collection features monochrome (of course) Arabescato and nero pieces that, inspired by Greek architecture, abide by the perfect 'golden ratio' - a ratio that Lagerfeld describes as the "origin of beauty, culture, and modernity." Conceptualized alongside architect Aline Asmar d'Amman in Paris, 'Architectures' is an homage to perfection. This is what happens when fashion goes into art. 

 

October 19, 2018, to December 22, 2018. Click here for more information.

"SELF"

Galerie D'Orléans (Paris, France)

This first exhibition by Japanese artist Daidō Moriyama marks the launch of a brand new art project for Saint Laurent. Described as "an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the core values of Saint Laurent,"

"SELF" will be featuring a series of international artists and filmmakers at the Galerie d'Orléans in Paris—all hand-picked by creative director Anthony Vaccarello. Moriyama's photography exhibition will also be complemented by his famous light installation, set up in the gallery's courtyard. , is what happens when art goes into fashion.

 

November 9, 2018, to November 11, 2018.

"Rodarte"

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington D.C., United States)

This is what happens when fashion is considered art. Kate and Laura Mulleavy have turned Rodarte into an instantly-recognizable aesthetic: that of beauty in detail. Simply called "Rodarte," the exhibition features 90 complete looks to celebrate the first 13 years of the brand. All 90 looks have been woven together by guest curator Jill D'Alessandro (Fine Arts Museums of San Fransisco) to reflect the Mulleavy's precise use of narrative in their work. Moreover, this marks the very first fashion exhibition for the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Great choice! 

 

November 10, 2018, to February 10, 2019. Click here for more information.

"Shadows (1978-79)"

Calvin Klein Headquarters (New York City, United States)

This is what happens when art goes into fashion. It seems Andy Warhol and Raf Simons have some things in common: both are non-conformists to haute rules and societal conventions, both believe in expecting the unexpected and both have been changing forces in their respective industries. Thus, it only makes sense that Warhol's Shadows (a Nero, rarely seen abstract painting split into 102 parts) is now being featured at Calvin Klein's midtown headquarters. For more juicy tidbits, check out L'Officiel USA's full coverage of the exhibition and of Calvin Klein's partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation.

 

October 26th, 2018 to December 15th, 2018. For more information, click here.

Josh Cheuse's Photography Exhibition

Jeffery-West Gallery (New York City, United States)

, is what happens when music becomes art. Josh Cheuse started his photography career in New York City's nightclubs at 16 years old. Since then, and following a full photography scholarship at the School of Visual Arts, Cheuse has taken some of the most iconic band and musician photographs of our time. From Run DMC, The Clash to MGMT (and everything in between), the photographer is unveiling a series of rarely-seen photographs from his archives. This is a must-see for any music or photography lover.

 

October 25, 2018, to November 30, 208. Click here for more information. 

"GONE"

Skarstedt Gallery (New York City, United States)

Okay, so this exhibition may not be a case in point but this American graffiti artist and designer is known for his inter-disciplinary work. Just this week,  KAWS' edited Calvin Klein ads auctioned off for $127K+ and, a couple of weeks before that, Kim Jones' brand new Dior Hommes campaign featured KAWS' BFF character front-and-center. 'GONE' is a solo venture by the artist and presents never-before-seen paintings and their accompanying sculptures (yes, including his aforementioned BFF statue in blue). This is what happens when art goes into fashion.

 

November 8, 2018, to December 19, 2018. Click here for more information.

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