Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin + K8 Hardy Opening at the Dallas Contemporary this Weekend

Posted by    |    September 20th, 2012 at 9:05 am

The Dallas Contemporary always knows how to throw a good party, and this Saturday will be no different. From 9 to midnight, the museum will debut the work of Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin and K8 Hardy, artwork that is fashion-centric but probing and avant garde.

If you’ve ever flipped through a glossy fashion magazine, you’ve undoubtedly seen the work of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The Dutch couple are regular contributors to Vogue Paris, Purple Magazine, W Magazine and V Magazine, among others, and have created iconic advertising campaigns for leading fashion brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Gucci, Chloe, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli and Viktor & Rolf Parfum. Though much of their work is commercial, their photography is exhibited internationally & held in collections across the world. This dialogue between commerce and art is a central theme in the work you’ll see in their exhibit, “Pretty Much Everything.”

K8 Hardy’s “September Issues” exhibition tends to stray a little more outside of the box. Utilizing video, film, photography and performance, she aims to highlight and critique the current portrayal of women in popular culture, and addresses the issues surrounding identity, gender power and personal choices.

The event is free and open to the public, and beer and wine will be complimentary. There will also be a kitschy pop up market out front organized by Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, so be sure to stop by!