Tatiana Chapurgina’s “Porcelain Fashion” at The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The State Hermitage Museum at St. Petersburg, Russia, is hosting Tatiana Chapurgina’s “Porcelain Fashion,” an exhibition exploring the interactions between fashion and art in the work of the textile and porcelain artist and sculptor Tatiana Chapurgina. The exhibition is on view through March 10, 2019.Tatiana Chapurgina is a Russian artist whose work expands the usual ideas about porcelain. This monographic exhibition features more than 90 works of diverse styles by the artist that encompasses her oeuvre of the past two decades. This includes her traditional porcelain articles like vases, flasks, shapes for tableware, as well as objects of interior decoration, and uncommon elements like table tops, mirror frames and porcelain tapestry panels. It also showcases a small selection of porcelain dresses and accessories. This exhibition marks as the first one that presents an artist working in porcelain as a striking experimenter in fashion design.“The fashion of the 1960s provided the starting point for Tatiana Chapurgina’s first large collection of dresses, which she called ‘Francisco’ in honor of the Spanish-born fashion designer, whose full name is Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo. For the collection, the artist produced several dozen porcelain ornaments in the best traditions of Constructivism, based on simple geometric shapes, a clear rhythmical structure and a succinct range of contrasting textures,” the museum says.Typical themes found in Tatiana Chapurgina’s porcelain are flower buds, and exotic plants with long stems and pastel-colored flowers — irises, orchids, hydrangeas, and wild poppies. Featured works in the exhibition include her dresses “White Square” (2018), “Blue Cross,” “Labyrinth” and “Dynamic Composition” (all 2013) — all drawn from her collection “The Movement of White.” Also included in the show are works from her collection “Belle Epoque.” This collection is an inclusive one, consisting of dresses, belts, collars, vases, as well as elements of furniture.“Tatiana Chapurgina’s porcelain creations are an interweaving of intuitive emotionality, sentimental stories, and fantastic dreams. The realized concept of her works always becomes a reflection of the artist’s inner experiences, revealing their subjects, which lie behind the creative decisions,” the museum says.“Porcelain Fashion” is organized by The State Hermitage Museum in collaboration the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock company. The exhibition curator is Inna Maistrenko, senior researcher in the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory.The exhibition is on view through March 10, 2019, at The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 1,90,000.For details, visit http://bit.ly/2v7zxZq on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition. http://bit.ly/2BwSDJ7 Louise Blouin

source https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3544917/tatiana-chapurginas-porcelain-fashion-at-the-state-hermitage


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