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THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER - From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
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An exhibition on architecture and design as staples of life
30 May 2012 – 6 January 2013
Visitors to the anniversary exhibition Provisions enter a grocery store and get the chance to sample some tasty titbits from the world of architecture and design.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
From the 17th of June – the 22nd of September 2013
Jean Paul Gaultier, who launched his first pręt-ŕ-porter collection in 1976, made a name for himself as the enfant terrible of French fashion design. The exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, showing at the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design from the 17th of June – the 22nd of September 2013, pays tribute to his lifetime achievement.
— A classic always has its appointed place. Jean Paul Gaultier’s popular touch, unconstrained and exuberant creativity convey a very forceful message to society. An inspiring world in which everyone can assert their own identity, unimpeded by discrimination and prejudice, says Museum Director Lena Rahoult.
The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition is produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in association with med Jean Paul Gaultier.
The Dallas Museum of Art – 13th November 2011-12th February 2012.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young – 24th March-19th Aug. 2012. Fundación Mapfre - Instituto de Cultura, Madrid – 26 Sept.-18th Nov. 2012.
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands – 9th Feb.-12th May 2013.
The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm 17th June-22nd Sept. 2013.
The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design is a centre for architecture, form and design but also a national authority, located on the island of Skeppsholmen, Stockholm. Our remit is to adopt a holistic approach to the whole of our man-made environment and to promote knowledge and interest concerning architecture and the significance of form in the urban community. We start off by describing how architecture, form and design, as an important part of a socially sustainable community, affect your daily quality of life and mine. Our topics affect both you and me, with every passing day.
Opening hours Wed-Sun 10 am-6 pm, Tue 10am-8 pm. Admission free - Fridays 4-6 pm
Maria Östman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 08-587 207 07, 073-27 33 600.
Jean-Paul Gaultier @ Rainer Torrado
Les Actrices [Movie Stars] collection, Barbarella body-corset
Haute couture fall/winter 2009-2010
© Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier
Les Vierges [Virgins] collection, Apparitions dress
Haute couture spring/summer 2007
© Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier
Pierre et Gilles
La Vierge aux serpents (Kylie Minogue), 2008
Painted photograph, framed by the artists
© Pierre et Gilles. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris
Tanel Bedrossiantz, in a dress from the Barbčs collection, fall/winter 1984-1985
© Paolo Roversi
Press release 2012-04-26
City Evolution and Identity – a culture partnership between Nairobi and Stockholm, Sweden
The GoDown Art Center, The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Culture Center in Stockholm and Mimeta share visions for cities where culture is in the core of development. This project has received support from the Swedish Postcode Lottery. Cities shape culture and culture shape cities, thus participation of inhabitants become essential in shaping vision or plans. Ultimately this is a democracy issue.
Urbanization is one of the major themes in global development. In 2050, about 70 % of world population will live in cities, almost twice as many as today. This project will create possibilities to influence and share visions for cities where culture is in the core of development.
The cities, Nairobi and Stockholm, are at first glance completely different but when looking closer face challenges that are similar for most cities in the world. Both have a vision to become cities of world class, face growth challenges, and aim to be socially sustainable. The rapid growth comes from migration to cities, thus results in blurry identities in relation to “my home” and “where I live”. How can culture sector make a difference?
Questions such as these are being explored, where artists and civil society in Nairobi and Stockholm are invited into the conversations with city officials, planning authorities and urban development expertise. A selection of artists will be engaged in second half of 2012 along with other stakeholders and interested parties to participate in forthcoming exhibitions, artistic expressions and seminars.
This project, Nairobi-Stockholm: City Evolution and Identity, consist thus of exhibitions, artistic expressions and seminars that will be the formats to enable conversations on the scope of the culture sector in urban planning, transformation of industrial areas, values from cultural and social meeting places, and presentation of visions and possibilities towards social cohesive, safe and attractive cities. Cities shape culture and culture shape cities, thus participation of inhabitants become essential in shaping vision or planned. Ultimately this is a democracy issue.
The project is a partnership between the GoDown Arts Centre in Kenya, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Sweden, the Culture Centre of Stockholm and Mimeta – centre for Culture and Development, who jointly conducted a pre-study in 2011, with White Architects and with support from Swedish Institute. Together, the partners will explore the theme and invite Kenyan and Swedish artists, architects and experts to participate in the project. The exhibition will open in Nairobi spring 2013 and in Stockholm fall 2013. Both exhibitions will base on the joint vision and add local perspectives for each city.
The project is funded partly through each partner’s core funding. In addition, a grant has been given by the Postcode Lottery to enhance the exhibition, programming and seminars. The project is also encouraged by the Kenyan Embassy in Stockholm and the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi who are engaged in an advisory capacity.
For further information contact:
Mimeta; Pratik Vithlani; +46 708 628 008
GoDown; Joy Mboya; +254 733 720 228
Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, Maria Östman, 073-273 36 00.
Images of The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design
Stockholm City Hall
8 December 2011 - 8 April 2012. Stockholm City Hall is one of the most famous buildings in Sweden and is emblematic of Stockholm. The city hall was designed by Ragnar Östberg as a meeting place for the people of Stockholm that would help to illustrate the history of the capital.
19 June-18 September 2011. Through projects from the Nordic countries, the exhibition, MANMADE ENVIRONMENT demonstrates that landscape architecture is about so much more than aesthetics.
Environments and Counter Environments: Italy, The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA, 1972
1 April - 5 June 2011. Radical Italian design and architecture. >Read more
Gingerbread houses 2010
1.12 2010 - 9.1 2011
La Biennale di Venezia 2010
The Nordic Pavilion in Giardini will show Nordic Public Spaces, relating to the general theme “People Meet in Architecture”, declared by this year’s Biennale director, Kazuyo Sejima.
What has the 21st century looked like with regard to interior design, buildings and landscape? The Museum of Architecture sums up the decade now past. >Read more
Design S 2010
Swedish Design Award 2010. >Read more
The Stockholm Exhibition 1930
The unique colour photographs from The Stockholm Exhibition in 1930 taken by chemist and amateur photographer Gustav W. Cronquist and recently digitised, form the subject of this summer exhibition. >Read more
Greta Magnusson Grossman
An exhibition about the Swedish-American designer and architect Greta Magnusson Grossman.
Architecture in Sweden
Architecture in Sweden – Function, Design and Aesthetic through the Ages – is the title of the new base activity at Swedish Museum of Architecture. Swedish architecture is debated and discussed in the big, well-lit Drill Hall. >Read more
Search the database
Now it is possible to search for pictures in the museum's database on this website. >Search!
To eat and drink
In the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design you find Café Bloms. Here you can take a coffe and an bun or a cold disch and a glas of vine while you look out over the beautiful garden.