Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Focus Germany exhibition at FAT Toronto 2012


|FAT| FOCUS GERMANY Presented by the Goethe-Institut
 Fashion & art from Germany's hottest designers & image-makers: curated in collaboration with world-renowned Designer Scouts. 
Focus Germany presented an onsite photography exhibit featuring 7 collaborative projects by German designers and fashion photographers.
The presented photography was very strong with one some of today best upcoming photographers and designers. Among them one of my favorite photographers Madame Peripetie. She created another mindblowing series of images with the label Moga E Mago. I was also very happy to see the work of Sadak and Daniel Bolliger-Samo.


Next to the photography there was a conceptual mixed media installation 'Best Before' by Katrin Spranger.
Focus Germany is part of the Goethe-Institut's focus on Culture+Economy, City+Climate and the celebration "50 Years Goethe-Institut Canada".
http://fashionarttoronto.ca





SADAK - AW 2012-13 photos by Daniel Bolliger-Samo
SADAK is a Berlin-based fashion label created by Serbian designer Sasa Kovacevic. The label maintains strong ethnographic ties to Serbian traditional attire and is generally inspired by culture and history. SADAK often reinterprets traditional and/or historical clothing with a fashion- forward flair, blending tribal symbolism, local beliefs and sci-fi cinema. Kovacevic’s work is equally fueled by an interest in activism and revo- lution. His work brings the voices and experiences of traditionally and historically marginalized cultures to the forefront of contemporary art.
www.sadak.de




TATA CHRISTIANE -
“MAGICAL REALISM” CHAPTER 2
by Valquire Veljkovic






Moga E Mago - AW 2013
photography by Madame Peripetie



JULIAANDBEN - Absorbed Landscapes SS11 


LISA SHAHNO - THE ITERATION
photos Valeria Mitelman







'Best Before' by Katrin Spranger
Best Before, a science fiction narrative, draws a dystopia of the future and refers to consumption and depletion of resources. It deals with questions of anticipated value perceptions. Due to crude oil exhaustion, the last drops of oil transform into a precious jewellery material like that of gold. Telling a story about depletion, the work is executed the same. If a piece is worn, oil parts are slowly melting through body temperature. Clothes and golden skeletons remain; nevertheless they still communicate the loss. The work is meant to be a thought-provoking invitation towards initiating new solutions for the future.





howitzweissbach – HIGH CLASS ROBBERY  
Photographed by Thomas Dachs



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