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Located in the provincial city of Herning, Denmark,

The Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART) presents its

first fashion and design exhibition,  Clash:  Counterculture in Fashion.

(image from archrecord.com):

Herning Museum,  Denmark

Opened in 2009, The Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART)

Curated by Ane Lynge-Jorlén and Michael Bank Christoffersen,

the exhibition examines how designers push beyond boundaries

of norm,  of the established-

defying convention and interpreting the values

and ideas of sub-culture movements  to create avant -garde

garments of the extra-ordinary.

The Exhibition

Featured in the exhibition are pieces from

experimental and inventive designers such as:

Hussein Chalayan, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Mc Queen,

as well as creations from fashion houses

Maison Martin Margiela and Comme des Garcons, among others.

The show will also highlight the work of six emerging student – talents

from Danish design schools.

Fashion Forward Conceptions

Hussein Chalayan, table skirt, a/w 2000

‘Table skirt’

by designer Hussein Chalayan, a/w 2000

(from fashion.telegraph.co.uk):

Hussein Chalayan, bubble dress, s/s 2007

 ‘Bubble Dress’

by designer Hussein Chalayan,  s/s 2007

(images from fashionising):

Vvivienne Westwood, a/w 2012, punk/brit trad

‘Brit – fix’

by designer Vivienne Westwood, a/w 2012

herning museum, vivienne westwood, s/s 2010

‘Fashion – eras mix’

by designer Vivienne Westwood,  s/s 2010

(image from flickr.com):

Alexander McQueen, s/s 2008, feather 'Wingspan' front dress


by designer Alexander McQueen, s/s 2008

(image from vogue.co.uk):

alexander mcqueen, amardillo shoes in snakeskin,

“Armardillo” shoes (snakeskin)

by designer Alexander McQueen

(image from style.com):

Comme des Garcons, roses and blood, s 2015

“Roses and Blood”,  s/s 2015

by designer Rei Kawakubo

The Permanent Collection

The show marks another exciting high point in the short history of HEART.

The museum, which was designed by American architect Steven Holl,

opened just five years ago (2009).

It boasts a permanent collection which can be divided into four categories:

1.  The Italian collection which includes many works from

conceptual artist  Piero Manzoni (1933 – 1963).

2.  Constructivism and concrete art

Constructivism, an art movement which evolved as medium for

the ideals of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, desired the dispensing of

traditions of composition with embracing the ‘construction’ of

art made of modern materials and for functional purpose.

Concrete expression embodies the idea that a work of art

should not represent reality and is understood in geometric forms.

3.  The Ex-School, started by Danish painter Poul Gernes and

art historian Troels Andersen,  was a movement based

on the idea of art produced by a collective and to serve a social function.

4.  Works of diverse Danish and international contemporary artists

The permanent collection is informative viewing of varied aspects of modern art

expression and current exhibition,

Clash: Counterculture in Fashion

is a show not to be missed.

Clash:  Counterculture in Fashion

The Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (HEART)

until 1 February 2015

for further details, visit:  www.heartmus.dk.