Dallas Contemporary is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions, recognizing fashion pioneers Vivienne Westwood and Paolo Roversi, and their impact on the creative fields and culture at large.
Paolo Roversi’s "Birds," will examine photographic works and his longstanding and highly creative relationship with Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. The exhibition will feature over 40 of Roversi’s photographic works and will focus on his longstanding collaboration with the fashion brand Comme des Garçons and its founder Rei Kawakubo. Named Birds to highlight Roversi’s use of movement in photography, the exhibition will examine how the Italian photographer has created a unique visual style in which models pose in abstract, mobile ways, often evoking birds, landing or taking off. At Dallas Contemporary, visitors will encounter colored walls with groupings of photographs in varying sizes when entering the Museum’s galleries and will be able to explore Roversi’s work through one unifying theme in the exhibition, mobility, to foster new connections and interpretations around his oeuvre.
Concurrently, Dallas Contemporary will present Dame Vivienne Westwood’s immersive exhibition Get A Life! Featuring a collection of runway looks and artworks through the lens of activism, this will be the first exhibition in the U.S. focused on Vivienne Westwood’s fight against climate change.
Both Vivienne Westwood and Paolo Roversi will be celebrated at Dallas Contemporary’s annual gala, held on March 28, 2020, raising funds for the institution’s ambitious and cutting-edge programming. The exhibitions will be on view March 29 through August 23. Accompanying the shows will be a series of public programs, many of which will be shared online: dallascontemporary.org/events