What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
There’s a painting of Whitney in the Whitney, and you should probably see it. Jana Euler and Stewart Uoo made their first US museum debut with Outside Inside Sensibility, and it’s a strong showing. Uoo’s cyberjunk mannequins are all posed, and they’re ready for a night out, prepared with USB chargers and hair extensions that would make Whitney herself jealous. Speaking of which, what’s up with Jana Euler’s painting of Whitney Houston singing over the Whitney building, located in the Whitney? I’m not really sure, but I get the feeling that this is exactly what contemporary painting needs for a relevancy reboot.
Installation view of Stewart Uoo and Jana Euler: Outside Inside Sensibility (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 10 – August 11, 2013).
Photographs Sheldan C. Collins
See it at the Whitney until August 11th.