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"Uniform: Order and Disorder"
2001-05-20 until 2001-09-01
PS1 Contemporary Art Center
Long Island City, NY,
USA United States of America
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Uniform: Order and Disorder, a
multidisciplinary exhibition opening May 20, 2001 that showcases various
expressions of the uniform through art, fashion, cinema, photo-journalism and
Curated by Francesco Bonami, Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, Uniform:
Order and Disorder looks at how technical and formal military wear
influences contemporary fashion and is metabolized in pop culture and is
critically used in art. From textiles to advertising, from icon-laden clothing to
symbolic images, and from comics to films, this expansive exhibition traces the
path of the uniform from the immediate post-war period to today through some of
its most emblematic figures. Works by 33 artists and 31 designers are included in
the exhibition, which is installed by Italian architects Gruppo A12.
The artists: Adel Abdessemed, Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Lina
Bertucci, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Chris Burden, Maurizio Cattelan, Phil
Collins, Rineke Dijkstra, Do-Ho Suh, Mats Hjelm, Lothar Hempel, Sarah Lucas,
Paul McCarthy & Mike Kelley, Cady Noland, Daniel Oates, Catherine Opie, Jack
Pierson, John Paul Pietrus, Paola Pivi, Anri Sala, Collier Schorr, Alexander
Sokurov, Penelope Spheeris, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie
Trockel, Ines Van Lamsweerde, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol and Sislej Xhafa.
Designers: Giorgio Armani, Avirex, John Bartlett, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Pierre
Cardin, Commes des Garçons, C.P. Company/Stone Island, Corpo 9, Dolce &
Gabbana, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre, Foster, Jean Paul Gautier, Gucci, Helmut
Lang, Donna Karan, Krizia, Maharishi, Missoni, Moschino, Prada, Rayban –
Luxottica, Yves Saint Laurent, Raf Simons, Paul Smith, Sportswear Company,
Steven Sprouse, Valentino, Gianni Versace and Yohji Yamamoto.
Publications: Arena, Arena Homme Plus, Dutch, Esquire, George, GQ, i-D,
L’Uomo Vogue, Line, Nova, The Face, Vanity and Vogue.
Uniform: Order and Disorder is produced by Pitti Immagine and
presented in collaboration with P.S.1. The exhibition is made
possible with the generous support of the Italian Trade
Commission. Catalogue is published by Charta Edizioni and will
be available for purchase at P.S.1.