Boy oh boy I wish I could attend this exhibition…
TECHNOSENSUAL. where fashion meets techology
Date: Jun 15 to Sep 2, daily 10:00-19:00
Press tour: Thu, Jun 14, 11:00
Opening: Thu, Jun 14, 20:00 (with performances by Bart Hess and Maartje Dijkstra and cocktails served by the DareDroid2.0 cocktailmaking robot dress)
Venue: freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
The exhibition "TECHNOSENSUAL: where fashion meets technology" presents electronic textiles and wearable technologies created by international haute tech couture designers. Curated by Anouk Wipprecht, the exhibition will open on June 14 at 20:00 at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL to kick off the "MQ Summer of Fashion". A preview will be presented at 11:00 in a press tour.
Participants include Bart Hess (NL), Studio Roosegaarde (NL), Lucy McRae (NL/AU), Ying Gao (CA), Maartje Dijkstra (NL), V2_lab (NL), Royal Philips Electronics (NL), Django Steenbakker (NL), Pauline van Dongen (NL), Nancy Tilbury (UK), Valerie Lamontagne (CA), Anouk Wipprecht (NL), Bogomir Doringer (NL), Rein Vollenga (NL/DE), MoNo (CA/NL/AT), Jane Tingley (CA), Marius Kintel (AT), Melissa Coleman (NL), Leonie Smelt (NL), Karina van Heck (NL), Ricardo O'Nascimento (NL), Anbasja Blanken (NL), Local Androids (NL), Nicky Assmann (NL), KOBAKANT (AT/US/JP), Aoife Wullur (NL) Meg Grant (NL), Anja Hertenberger (NL), Daniel Schatzmayr (AT), Aduen Darriba (NL), Graham Smith (CA/NL), Beorn Lebenstedt (NL), Benoit Maubrey (US/FR), and Frederick Baker (AT). Some of them will be living at the MQ in the coming months as quartier21 Artists-in-Residence.
The exhibition features garments that combine fashion and technology while expanding the possibilities of contemporary fashion design. These smart textiles are equipped with electronic components such as sensors and LEDs or are made out of innovative and futuristic materials. The interactive engineering of the pieces in the exhibition gives visitors a chance to experience haute tech couture first hand. Performances, lectures, workshops for kids and teens, as well as the opening conversations and end symposium curated by Valerie Lamontagne on August 29 at 19:00 (with Pauline van Dongen, V2_labs, et al.) are part of the extensive program accompanying the exhibition organized in collaboration with monochrom; project partner of TECHNOSENSUAL.
The exhibition is part of the quartier21 exhibition series "freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL" in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the Dutch Embassy in Austria, the Mondriaan Foundation (NL), and other partners from Austria and abroad.
Curated by Anouk Wipprecht
Coordination: Elisabeth Hajek