Eighth R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Costume: Lee Alexander McQueen | Contextualizing Scanners in Art History
Tue, 05/31/2022 – 16:13
In conjunction with the exhibition Lee Alexander McQueen: Head, Mythos, Muse, renowned students will examine creativity, artistic system, and innovation in trend and art to additional analyze the interdisciplinary impulse that outlined McQueen’s job, legacy, and sources of inspiration.
McQueen’s Slide/Winter 2003–04 selection, Scanners, portrays a journey across Siberia and Tibet, destined for Japan, as illustrated by garment components, construction, and attractive motifs that the designer borrowed from these locations. Even though McQueen was not a textile scholar, Scanners affords a exclusive lens by means of which to consider notable cultural exchanges, this kind of as the proliferation of Buddhism, ingrained into textile historical past. Co-curator Michaela Hansen discusses McQueen’s use of a woven silk pattern of interlocking octagons and floral medallions in Scanners tracing the heritage of this distinctive pattern, Mei Mei Rado, Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles, points out its origins in China Tushara Bindu Gude, Affiliate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, explores the adoption of the pattern in Tibet, specifically in Buddhism and Sharon S. Takeda, Senior Curator and Office Head of Costume and Textiles, elaborates on the pattern’s use in ecclesiastical and theatrical dress in Japan.
In reaction to the global pandemic, the Eighth Triennial R.L. Shep Symposium is presented on YouTube as a free online video sequence, launched from May perhaps by means of August 2022 on the final Tuesday of each individual month.
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R.L. Shep Triennial Symposia are supported by the R.L. Shep Symposium Endowment for Costume and Textiles, LACMA.
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Graphic: Alexander McQueen (Lee Alexander McQueen), Alexander McQueen, Woman’s Harness, Spring/Summer season 2010, Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork, present from the Selection of Regina J. Drucker in loving memory of Juliana Cairone
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