Vera List Center Luncheon: Fashion Design and Artistic Expression: Curating A Fashion Show
Luncheon Fri 5 Dec 1997
As Director of Creative Time, Anne Pasternak has pondered the role of art and artist in a democratic society. She has a current curatorial involvement in fashion, how fashion design is a powerful and creative means of artistic expression. Given art's "pluralistic and polymorphous landscape," how does fashion design work? Aren't we "witnessing the virtual obliterated of once comfortable destruction between fashion, art media and life?" If an academic institution, like a museum, makes distinctions between merit and non-merit [do they], how do they talk about fashion? Her work, a series of curatorial programs, contextualizes some of the most innovative fashion designers as a way of understanding their work.