'Aware: Art Fashion Identity' at London's Royal Academy

Exploring how artists and designers examine clothing as a mechanism to communicate and reveal identity.
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Alexander McQueen, Joan (A/W 1998)

1 / 7 Alexander McQueen, Joan (A/W 1998)

Dai Rees Carapace, Triptych, The Butcher’s Window (2003)

2 / 7 Dai Rees Carapace, Triptych, The Butcher’s Window (2003)

Grayson Perry, Artist's Robe (2004)

3 / 7 Grayson Perry, Artist's Robe (2004)

Susie MacMurray, Widow (2009)

4 / 7 Susie MacMurray, Widow (2009)

Helen Storey, Say Goodbye (2010)

5 / 7 Helen Storey, Say Goodbye (2010)

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Little Rich Girls (2010)

6 / 7 Yinka Shonibare MBE, Little Rich Girls (2010)

Installation shot from GSK Contemporary – Aware: Art Fashion Identity

7 / 7 Installation shot from GSK Contemporary – Aware: Art Fashion Identity


Aware: Art Fashion Identity, the third contemporary art exhibition to be sponsored by GlaxoSmithKlein for the Royal Academy at 6 Burlington Gardens, seeks to examine how artists and designers use clothing as a mechanism to communicate and reveal elements of our identity.

Divided into four sections: Storytelling, Building, Belonging and Comforting and Performance, the exhibition includes work by Marina Abramović, La Maison Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Yoko Ono, Grayson Perry and Cindy Sherman, as well as new pieces by Yinka Shonibare and Hussein Chalayan, commissioned especially for the exhibition by the London College of Fashion and the Royal Academy of Arts. 


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