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Hussein Chalayan/Istanbul Modern

Exhibition Must See in Istanbul

Istanbul Modern presents the most comprehensive exhibition in Turkey of works by Hussein Chalayan, who is of Turkish Cypriot descent and one of the leading names of contemporary art and fashion.

Presenting fashion as an area for exploration, where concepts find an expression, Chalayan challenges the preconceived notions about the meaning of clothing. Inspired by ideas drawn from disciplines not readily associated with fashion, and motivated by the political, social and economic realities of today, he creates designs that explore his conceptual ideas with a philosophical approach. Besides fashion collections, he makes installations, directs short films and designs costumes for stage.

Curated by Donna Loveday, the İstanbul Modern exhibition is made up of Chalayan’s fashion collections, art and film projects created between the years 1994 and 2009. The exhibition, brought to Turkey by the General-Secretariat of İstanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters’ Associations (İTKİB) in a joint effort with the İstanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture agency, İstanbul Fashion Week 2010 and the İstanbul Fashion Academy (İMA), will remain on view until Oct. 24, so check it out.

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