Zadie Xa and Benito Mayor Vallejo, Scorpion (2021). Curated by Priyesh Mistry. The National Gallery, London UK. Supported by Canada Council for the Arts. Photo: Andrew Bruce.
Mending in Art and Fashion
A new aesthetic phenomenon is spreading across the worlds of art and fashion: mending aesthetics. Mending and recycling are gaining creative momentum, producing stunning experimental creations. Recycled materials, dead stock and sophisticated mending techniques beget rewarding stories and ornamentation giving new life to clothes and providing fertile ground for novel aesthetic expressions. The exhibition Beautiful Repair focuses on the exchange between two creative fields coming together in an exploration of clothes, our “second skin”. How do we communicate with our surroundings through fashion, and what importance do we assign to the objects we surround ourselves with – as a society and in our personal lives?
Created in partnership with ALPHA, the exhibition shows works by a host of artists and fashion designers, some for the first time in Denmark: Zadie Xa, Rasmus Myrup, Elina Heilanen, Minna Palmqvist, Lee Mingwei, Marie Sloth Rousing & Anna Clarisse Holck Wæhrens, Pia Camil, Idaliina Friman, Tenant of Culture, ALL-IN, Ella Morris, Kristine Sehested-Blad, Beatrice Stenmark, Rottingdean Bazaar, Chopova Lowena & Holly Blakey.