London

London

Addressing the Century

Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
October 8, 1998–January 11, 1999

Fashion designers are notorious for plundering the fine arts for ideas, but doesn’t the interchange go both ways? Yes, a rash of shows on both sides of the Atlantic have answered. “Addressing the Century,” curated by UCLA’s Peter Wollen and designed by architect Zaha Hadid, furthers the equable view, exploring the cross-fertilization of art and fashion over the last hundred years, from Matisse to Miyake. Sections include Surrealist-influenced fashions of the ’30s, Pop streetwear of ’60s New York and London, and recent explorations of the relationship between clothes and identity by artists ranging from Cindy Sherman to Mona Hatoum. Oct. 8, 1998–Jan. 11, 1999; travels to Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, Feb. 19, 1999–May 16, 1999.