Eighth R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Gown: Lee Alexander McQueen | Cycles of Inspiration in Dance of the Twisted Bull
Tue, 05/31/2022 – 16:15
In conjunction with the exhibition Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse, renowned scholars will check out creativeness, creative process, and innovation in style and artwork to additional look at the interdisciplinary impulse that described McQueen’s career, legacy, and resources of inspiration.
The bullfight, or corrida, inspired McQueen’s Spanish-motivated Spring/Summertime 2002 assortment, The Dance of the Twisted Bull. The costume of the male matador knowledgeable the collection’s silhouettes, with accents drawn from the traditional costume of female flamenco dancers. McQueen interpreted the corrida from an outsider’s point of view, but adopted in the footsteps of Spanish artists Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso, who both of those drew on the bullfight in their individual techniques. Co-curator Clarissa M. Esguerra elaborates on McQueen’s assortment, though Britt Salvesen, Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Pictures Division and the Prints and Drawings Section, discusses Goya and Picasso’s inventive processes in producing their respective La Tauromaquia print sequence. Donor and collector Regina J. Drucker explores heritage, cycles of inspiration, and creative expression that hook up McQueen with artists before him while reflecting on how her Mexican-American heritage drew her to gathering the work of McQueen now in LACMA’s lasting selection.
In reaction to the world pandemic, the Eighth Triennial R.L. Shep Symposium is presented on YouTube as a totally free online video series, launched from May perhaps as a result of August 2022 on the past Tuesday of each 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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-Tue, 08/30/2022 – 10:30
Graphic: Alexander McQueen (Lee Alexander McQueen), Alexander McQueen, Woman’s Harness, Spring/Summer season 2010, Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork, gift from the Selection of Regina J. Drucker in loving memory of Juliana Cairone
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