International Lecture Series: On Fashion Exhibition-Making
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53
1435 København K
Institute of Architecture and Design, KADK, invites you to the International Lecture Series Fall 2018/Spring 2019 "The Room of Things".
“The Room of Things” will be discussed in relation to Judith Clark’s work over the last 20 years as a curator and exhibition maker in the field of fashion. She will talk about her shifting research preoccupations both derived from working within specific designer archives, and from putting together thematic exhibitions in European museums. Clark will talk about the moment of translation from archival research to a narrative made of things. The things that will be the focus of her discussion will be fashion/dress but also the styling, set and props that she designs within her exhibitions.
Judith Clark is a curator and fashion exhibition-maker. Clark opened the first experimental gallery of fashion in London (1997-2002). Since then she has curated major exhibitions of dress at the V&A, London; ModeMuseum, Antwerp; Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Palazzo Pitti, Florence; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Simone Handbag Museum, Seoul, and in 2012 installed Frida Kahlo’s dresses at her home in Mexico City.
In 2015 she curated the inaugural exhibition at La Galerie, Louis Vuitton, in Paris. Her exhibition commissioned by the Barbican Art Gallery, entitled ‘The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined’ travelled to Winter Palais in Vienna, and to ModeMuseum, Hasselt in 2017. Her Femininities. Guy Bourdin opened at Maison Chloe in July 2017 during Paris Couture week. She has curated two exhibitions at the Cristobal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria, entitled: Cristobal Balenciaga: Fashion and Heritage, the second of which opened in March 2019.
Clark lectures internationally on issues of dress display.