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Fashion doesn’t need clothes

"Chamaeleon" Kostas Murkudis LOBMEYR 09 © Jork Weismann

In 2007 for the first time fashion designers and artists such as Jean Colonna & Jeff Burton, Sissel Tolaas, Maison Martin Margiela, SHOWstudio or Gaspard Yurkievich were invited to showcase their ideas on fashion without clothing in installations, performances, multimedia shows and publications.

The second edition of the exhibition is on display in Paris in 2009, and in Berlin in 2010. Next to artists who already participated in 2007's exhibition, Berlin-based fashion designer Kostas Murkudis will also present an art project.

After working at Wolfgang Joop and Helmut Lang, Murkudis launched his own women’s and men’s line which is sold in select shops worldwide.

For his project entitled “Chamaeleon” as part of Dysfashional, he chose the material glass because, according to him, there simply is no other material that reflects the light in such a magical manner while also signalling fragility and strength, lightness and transparency.

His cooperation partner for the glass sculpture is the Austrian glass and crystal manufactury Lobmeyr. The 200-year-old Vienna-based company has been working with iconic artists such as Adolf Loos or Josef Hoffmann since its beginnings. For some years now Lobmeyr has also been working with modern and contemporary artists such as Ted Muehling on a pro bono basis.

In June 2010 the exhibition will be shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

"Chamaeleon" Kostas Murkudis LOBMEYR 09 © Jork Weismann
30 October - 29 November 2009, Paris
18 June - 18 July 2010, Berlin
Passage du Désir
85-87, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
75010 Paris

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin