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“if i could, unless we” A NIGHTWALK

“if I could, unless we”

A Nightwalk through Manifattura Tabacchi

Installation curated by Linda Loppa during Pitti Uomo in Florence:

a conversation with the Pitti Immagine concept bringing the city closer to the new premises of the Manifattura Tabacchi project

Monday June 10, invite only (press preview & guest), from 21:30 to 00:00

Tuesday June 11, Wednesday June 12, Thursday June 13, Friday June 14, from 21:30 to 00:00 Manifattura Tabacchi, Via delle Cascine 33, 50144 Florence

 

“if I could, unless we”

A Nightwalk through Manifattura Tabacchi

curated by Linda Loppa 

a project by Manifattura Tabacchi

exhibition set-up and production by Made in Manifattura Collective

“If I could, unless we” is not an exhibition, Manifattura Tabacchi is not a museum.

Me, we, ours, those are the words we want to share with you. By inviting you to Manifattura Tabacchi we come together in several fashion/art/sound/seeing/looking moments. We embrace time. Conditional sentences are talking about general truths, scientific facts, or things which always happen under certain conditions. (Learn English on-line.) By our conditional talks we can try to find out what spaces are and what fashion could or should be, if. By speaking and looking, we can create emotions to share; if not. Unless we are open minded and we think differently. Thanks to our “imaginary” or “immaginario“ we can invent the future; therefore we don’t look back. We will walk and talk together or alone. We will step in the world of another and dream together. In this walk we will avoid the clichés of fashion; no mannequins, no catwalk, no timeline, no storyboard; we walk. Seven designers/artists are offering to share their vision on fashion and not only, while walking through the untouched raw spaces of Manifattura Tabacchi. Manifattura Tabacchi is the driver to challenge our visions; we can do better, we must. Linda Loppa

Designers/Artists/Researchers:

Bart Hess / Lara Torres / Armando Chant / Moses Hamborg / Bernhard Willhelm / Clemens Thornquist / Senjan Jansen

June is going to be an important month as we are opening up new temporary spaces to the public. As the works proceed at Manifattura Tabacchi, we are able to offer the city an even greater programme of initiatives dedicated to creativity and culture. The exhibition curated by Linda Loppa is part of a project designed for Pitti Uomo: we were immediately taken by the idea of a night walk, which evokes a different, reflective dimension, on the line between fashion and art. It is a route which takes in multidisciplinary installations, all created by an extraordinary group of people who have worked tirelessly to bring life to the different parts of the former factory. We were always interested in contributing to this important event and we hope that we have succeeded in putting on a show that expresses the spirit of experimentation that is such a part of the Manifattura project and its vocation for the contemporary.

Michelangelo Giombini, Manifattura Tabacchi – Head of Product Development, May 2019

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CURATE FASHION!

Curating…A VORTEX

The word “Curating” might be perceived today as a Fashionable concept. To “curate” means to take care of, mostly of an object, or an idea, a vision or a dream. From a tangible object, a coat, a shoe, or a painting, we can transform the idea of curating to a never forgetting experience; space, light, sound, are adding dimensions in witch the viewer will be attracted by the object in order to reflect its meaning, its significance in the history of mankind, its context or influence in the way we perceive creative phenomenon’s and explosions of creativity and craft.

Today “Time” has a very different meaning than a few decades, even years ago; we are living “time” as a “Vortex” bringing together the “past “ and “future”. Today we are living simultaneously in the virtual and in the humanised world; The Vortex bring both experiences together in a new way of thinking, speaking, dreaming, working, curating.

If we think of “curating” an object we immediately think about “Space”. First the Museum space as the most natural environment for a precious object, discovered in the archives of a famous museum. The object, of a great historical value, cannot be exposed to heavy light, needs certain humidity, and cannot be touched. We have regulations made by ICOM, the International Counsel of Museums. (ICOM’s standards and guidelines supply models to museum professionals in order to facilitate the implementation of their good practices in terms of objects acquisition, personnel, conservation of art objects and museum specialism. These standards and guidelines are elaborated by ICOM’s International Committee experts and are recognised by the Executive Council.)

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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE


William Kentridge. Smoke, Ashes, Fable

Since his international debut at dOCUMENTA X in 1997, South African artist William Kentridge has achieved worldwide renown. Most recognized for his ten animated films titled Drawings for Projection (1989-2011), Kentridge’s astonishingly diverse corpus includes masterful drawings, prints, tapestries, sculpture, lectures, and opera productions. This major exhibition presents a unique selection of Kentridge’s work curated for Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges—at 850 years one of Europe’s oldest surviving hospital buildings. Organized around the themes of trauma and 

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WHAT IS THE CONCEPT?

The first edition of State of Fashion opens on 1 June 2018 under the title Searching for the New Luxury, curated by José Teunissen

Searching for the New Luxury explores new definitions of luxury in response to urgent environmental and social issues: less waste and pollution, more equality, welfare and inclusiveness. It explores new (bio)technologies, digital platforms and creative processes that fundamentally rethink traditional notions of luxury and, in so doing, contribute to a sustainable future for the industry.

state of fashion 2018 | searching for the new luxury collects current groundbreaking research and initiates experimental interdisciplinary collaborations that will start in 2018 and continue thereafter. The opening week is from 1 – 10 June 2018. The search for the ‘new luxury’ starts now. Join us!

WWW.STATEOFFASHION.ORG

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STATE OF FASHION – ARNHEM JUNE 2018

state of fashion 2018

State of Fashion supports and activates the worldwide search for a fairer, cleaner and more sustainable fashion industry. We hope to connect designers, companies, governments, and educational institutions in fashion and textile as well as, in particular, the audience in this common endeavour. This website will grow along with our search for the new luxury.

 

Searching for the New Luxury

Searching for the New Luxury explores new definitions of luxury in response to urgent environmental and social issues: less waste and pollution, more equality, welfare and inclusiveness. How can we all contribute?

 

Curator of state of fashion 2018 is José Teunissen

Dean of the School of Design & Technology at the London College of Fashion and a much sought-after curator, researcher and author.

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