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Life doesn't frighten me. Michelle Elie wears Comme des Garçons
The ars viva -award 2021 was opened on 9 October 2020 at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. It presents works by the three award winners Rob Crosse (*1985), Richard Sides (*1985) and Sung Tieu (*1987). The second exhibition of ars viva 2021 will take place in April/May 2021 at the Kunstverein Hannover.
In the video you will get some insights into the exhibition's installation and the work of the artist. The video is mostly in German.
© Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V.
Director/Editing: Katharina Woll
Editors: Min-young Jeon, Mathilda Legemah
Camera: Nic Middleton
There can hardly be a better way to understand artists’ work than through personal and direct dialogue. For the exhibition ars viva 2021, which is currently showing at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main with works by the latest ars viva prize winners Rob Crosse, Richard Sides and Sung Tieu, the museum has developed three virtual roundtable discussions on the Instagram Live format, thus continuing its Angewandte Talks series with a new focus.
In the first talk, Grit Weber entered a dialogue with Sung Tieu. The artist studied art in Hamburg and London, and in her video works, objects and spatial interventions she deals primarily with socio-cultural and identity-political issues. She incorporates her own experiences of migration and foreignness into her work.
Dr. Mahret Kupka and Michelle Elie (in English)
In our conversation series Angewandte Talks experts digitally discuss current topics related to the exhibitions and main topics at the Museum Angewandte Kunst. The first of these talks will be given by curator Dr. Mahret Kupka in the context of the exhibition Life doesn't frighten me. Michelle Elie wears Comme des Garçons with various protagonists talking about diversity in the art and fashion world.
Michelle Elie talks about her path to becoming a fashion icon and collector, the role that Comme des Garçons plays in her life and about the (lack of) representation in the fashion world. She also talks about her exhibition and the global Black Lives Matter movement.
Gianluca Matarrese is a Paris-based filmmaker and friend of Michelle Elie. He documented the progress of her exhibition Life doesn't frighten me and allows the viewer to glimpse into Michelle's intimate relationship with the fashion label Comme des Garçons.
In Sittin' in a Cloud and The Fashion Teller, director Gianluca Matarrese accompanies Michelle Elie on her visits to the Paris Fashion Weeks. On the exhibition page, the films are available for you to immerse yourself in Michelle Elie's unique fashion world from the comfort of your own home. You will also find the virtual opening with video messages about the exhibition and a new film series where you can learn more about the stories of Michelle Elie's garments. The series will be published continuously.
The Museum Angewandte Kunst shows Elie's collection in the exhibition Life doesn't frighten me. Michelle Elie wears Comme des Garçons and lets her tell the stories behind the pieces herself: From the moment of discovery, to the acquisition, to the experience on her own body and the various reactions that wearing them provokes in others.
Here we bring the permanent exhibition Elementary Parts. From the collections to the screen stage: Director Matthias Wagner K and Deputy Director Grit Weber introduce the new additions to the presentation.
Our furniture restorer Christian Dressen introduces the iconic Frankfurt kitchen from 1929, which was developed by the Viennese architect Margarethe Schütte-Lihotzky in 1926 as part of the public housing program “The New Frankfurt”. After the kitchen was dismantled from a private estate and restored over a period of two years, it has been on view in our collection presentation since 2017. It is a permanent loan from the AGB Frankfurt Holding.
GestalterKids@Home is aimed at children between five and ten years of age and in this issue deals with the culture of sitting. It presents unique designs from the collection, such as the Garden(egg) Chair by Peter Ghyczy or the Sylva Lounger by Mike Bouchet. All children are invited to create their own versions of a miniature chair at home, using all kinds of household items and craft utensils. Sent to the museum as a photo, they will then be presented in an online gallery on the museum website and in our social media channels.
As part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions, the Museum Angewandte Kunst initiated the three-day Contemporary Muslim Fashions Forum from 12 to 14 April 2019 in cooperation with the Women's Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main. During this weekend academics, artists as well as bloggers and influencers from came together for lectures, panel discussions, interviews and talking tables in order to discuss specific topics surrounding cultural identity, gender, sustainability, politics and equal rights. Here you will find the entire documentation of all keynotes and discussions.