Visions of the Body 2005

Photo of Visions of the Body 2005

The Japan Foundation organized the exhibition “Visions of the Body 2005” with the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI), the Seoul Museum of Art, and the Korea Foundation at the Seoul Museum of Art from 15 June to 31 July 2005.

“Visions of the Body 2005” provides a rereading of post– twentieth- century fashion from the viewpoint of the body and examines the overall state of the relationship between fashion and body, exhibiting together experimental works by designers and critical works by contemporary artists. It has been reconstructed, from an earlier exhibition, also called “Visions of the Body: Fashion or Invisible Corset” that was jointly organized by the National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto) and KCI in 1999.

The works have been made once again in the same concept but as a reflection of the new movements that have occurred in the past 5 years, and also includes the works of contemporary Korean artists.
The perspective will be drawn with the exhibits, which consist of the collection of KCI and contemporary art works in the city of Seoul, attracting attention in the contemporary art scene.

This exhibition is taking place during “Japan– Korea Friendship Year 2005,” and we hope that it will help to stimulate further cultural exchange with the Republic of Korea in the future.

  • Photo of artwork by Maurizio Galante

    Maurizio Galante
    DressSpring / Summer 1992
    © Kyoto Costume Institute
    gift of Ms. Sumiyo Koyama
    photo by Takashi Hatakeyama

  • Photo of artwork by Motohiko Odani

    Motohiko Odani
    Rompers
    2003
    Video Installation
    © artist/ Courtesy of Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo

  • Photo of artwork by Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons

    Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons
    Dress (detail)
    Spring / Summer 1997
    © Kyoto Costume Institute
    photo by Takashi Hatakeyama

  • Photo of artwork by Paco Rabanne

    Paco Rabanne
    Dress
    c.1967
    © Kyoto Costume Institute
    photo by Takashi Hatakeyama


  • Photo of artwork by Dolce & Gabbana

    Dolce & Gabbana
    Shirt, Skirt
    Spring / Summer 2004
    © Kyoto Costume Institute gift of Dolce & Gabbana Japan K..K..
    photo by Takashi Hatakeyama

  • Photo of artwork by John Galliano / Christian Dior

    John Galliano / Christian Dior
    Suit, Choker
    Autumn / Winter 1997
    © Kyoto Costume Institute
    photo by Takashi Hatakeyama


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