THE destefashioncollection AT BARNEYS NEW YORK
Beginning June 6, 2012 the Barneys New York Madison Avenue flagship store’s windows will be transformed into dynamic vitrines for a public art exhibition organized in collaboration with DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, based in Athens, Greece. Conceived by Dakis Joannou, and Barneys Creative Director Dennis Freedman, this exhibition will present five ambitious site- specific installation projects by prominent artists in different disciplines. Each of the artists has participated since 2007 in the destefashioncollection – a DESTE Foundation special initiative devoted to investigating, interpreting and celebrating the complex relationships between art, fashion, and the culture at large.
On view through July 4th, the project at Barneys New York will be the first U.S. presentation of destefashioncollection. The five participating artists are M/M (Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak) Paris; photographer Juergen Teller; artist Helmut Lang; poet Patrizia Cavalli; and filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari.
For the exhibition at Barneys, these artist/curators will adapt their original works to create compelling new public installations.
In celebration of the DESTE-Barneys collaboration, artist John Bock will present an original performance piece to be revealed at a private event at Barneys’ New York City flagship location.