Hussein Chalayan: From Fashion and Back
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022 Japan
Tel: +81 (0)3 5405 8686
Hours: 10.00 – 18.00 (*Last admission into the exhibition 17.30)
Opening: April 3rd 2010
Duration: April 3rd 2010– June 20th 2010
University & College Student ¥900
High School & Junior High School Student ¥600
Over 65yrs old ¥800
Free for Under Elementary School
Fully established at the forefront of contemporary fashion design, the twice named “British Designer of the Year”, Hussein Chalayan is renowned for his innovative use of materials, progressive attitudes to new technology and social criticism.
Motivated by ideas drawn from disciplines not readily associated with fashion, Chalayan’s pioneering work crosses between architecture, design, philosophy, anthropology, science and technology. His acclaimed runway shows function as performances which allow him to express important concepts. Hussein Chalayan has also presented film works and installations in art exhibitions. In 2005, he represented Turkey at the 51st Venice Biennale with Absent Presence, featuring Tilda Swinton.
This is his first solo exhibition in Japan. Through the presentation of fashion collection, films and installations from 1994 to 2009, the exhibition will comprehensively explore Chalayan’s wide range of works.
-from museum’s website
full set of images on my flickr…