Disobedient Bodies at The Hepworth Wakefield

The only thing better than an art-world party is a free art-world party with high fashion thrown in. That’s exactly what’s on offer at the launch of Disobedient Bodies at The Hepworth Wakefield on March 18, where J.W. Anderson’s eponymous founder Jonathan Anderson (also of Loewe) has curated an exhibition which comprises a series of sculptures alongside fashion pieces revolving around the notion of gender—a concept that is often challenged by Anderson’s own designs. Figurative sculpture by Jean Arp, Louise Bourgeois, Lynn Chadwick, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, Henry Moore, Magali Reus and Dorothea Tanning will sit alongside fashion pieces by Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo, Helmut Lang and Issey Miyake. The aim is to spark a dialogue between the art and fashion pieces included. With such an amazing array of names to boast of, it’s hard to see a way the exhibition could fail to do so. For those who can’t make it to Yorkshire for the opening night, the exhibition is running until June 18—so there’s no excuse to miss it.

Disobedient Bodies at The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 5AW (March 18-June 18); @hepworthwakefield; @jw_anderson

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