Walking the fine line between contemporary art and contemporary fashion can lead into those super-semiotic woods where the grass is artificial and art's theoretical language turns into babble in the face of fashion's ultimate commercial meaning.
But that seam between the two tropes is a defining path for our current creative generation, which is why TI stands fascinated at two fashion driven projects being presented at dOCUMENTA (13). The first one is by artist Seth Price in collaboration with New York fashion designer Tim Hamilton. Based on military tailoring, they presented a collection which is now available for sale during dOCUMENTA (13) at Kassel's Sinn-Leffers department store.
Then there is the show-stopping installation by István Csákány. Staged behind a shopwindow, sewing machines aligned in two rows, ironing machines and objects are on display, all carved from wood, creating an environment that feels industrial yet romantic and therefore, retro-futurist. The best boutique I've never shopped methinks!
dOCUMENTA (13), which takes place every five years for 100 days in Kassel (Germany), runs til September 16 2012.