Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Jean Paul Gaultier The Exhibit: Fabric, Fashion and Irony...

So Jean Paul Gaultier has a traveling Exhibit that will be featured in quite a few Museums across the globe.  The show is set to travel to the Dallas Museum of Art, SanFrancisco's de Young Museum, Kunsthal Rotterdam, and Madrid's FundaciónMapfre.

"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to theCatwalk" will exhibit works from approximately 140 ensembles from 1970 to 2010.

It all sounds fair enough.  I mean this IS the man that was the man that was responsible for turning Madonna's tits into cones.  But when you really think about it-- why are shows like this invited to Museums in the first place.  I understand that fashion can be considered art, but so can many things...  I mean my dog shit's out some beautiful turds sometimes, I am truly amazed by it!  I think we can chalk it up to a few things--Money, and press.  This Exhibit will bring in money-- and people will write about it...

Shouldn't Art Museums feature Artworks by real Artists?  I mean there are so few places that house art, why must we bastardize this by including things that we THINK are art.  The general public has a hard enough time discerning what art is in the first place, must we further confuse them by adding everything under the art umbrella?  I mean what is next-- the history of the Maxi Pad Exhibit?

I am really confused by the whole thing... Why not just have separate venues for this type of exhibit-- like say fashion schools. 

What do you think?  I mean we don't see Broadway Musicals getting Oscar awards-- they have their own thing for that...  It's all acting...


  1. Oh! I'm dying to see this exhibit...I've never been to a real fashion show with a real designer...so I thought this a great way to actually see couture up close and personal. I don't think I would go see it at a fashion school...this gives it a bigger audience. I think it is art...just another medium. ;) Want to take a road trip?

  2. Well...SHARK is my sons account..not sure how to fix that! Sorry about that...this is April Moore ;)

  3. The story " The Emperor's New Clothes " comes to mind, when you call things like that art.