Wear Is Art, curated by Inken Bornholdt, Verity Oberg & Samantha Sachs is on show until the 20th of May at the Dam Stuhltrager Project Space in Kreuzberg. The gallery is exhibiting contemporary fashion creations from around the world, questioning the boundaries between fashion and art.

“A city redefined several times in the last century, Berlin is an unparalleled example of the reflexive relationship between artist ingenuity and the society from which creativeness is derived. Berlin’s turbulent modern history has marked it as a place of eternal renewal, where starting over is not only possible but essential. This legacy of perpetual motion has attracted artists and designers to Berlin for decades. Honoring this unique dynamism, Wear Is Art presents original works exemplifying how fine art transcends white walls and gilded frames into a fashionable style. From a Flamenco dress of interactive LED lights to a modern Victorian ensemble topped with a soaring headdress of shot glasses to a gown comprised of over 15,000 rubber bands to a projected outfit – Wear Is Art includes new works that re-envision subject matter, mediums and styles of tomorrow’s visual culture.”

Public Performances and Exhibits by Kim Berit (Berlin),  Jade Brandt (New Orleans), Oona Colliander (Helsinki), Elizabeth Dunn (London), Margarita Mileva (NYC), Moga e Mago (Berlin), Mimosa Pale (Berlin), Leyla Rodriguez (Villa Carlos Paz), Lena Santana (London). While at the Vernissage performers Pau Senabre, Daria Marchik and Tata Christiane, and hair art by Persona Non Grata made for some wonderful entertainment.

April 15 – May 20 at Dam Stuhltrager Project Space (Friday & Saturday 12 – 6pm)
at Dam Stuhltrager Project Space – Fichtestr. 3, Hinterhaus
Directions: U7 Suedstern

by Cosima Bucarelli