WHY-WHAT-WHO, the touring exhibition celebrating 10 years of MA Artefact opened at the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in China, during the BIFT Science, Art and Fashion Festival last month after it’s launch at DESIGN.VE / Biennial Design Walks Through Venice in September.

Featuring works from 21 LCF MA Fashion Artefact alumni and staff, the show revolves around four key areas of research and studio methodologies: heritage and craftsmanship, performative body and prosthetics, product and manufacture and artefact as a political voice. The quality of the works on show proves the originality of the MA Fashion Artefact, which is the only course of its kind globally.

You can view the work and read about the artists in the WHY-WHAT-WHO exhibition brochure here.

 MA Fashion Artefact considers fashion a crucial and influential form of expression in contemporary culture, and it thus approaches the fashion artefact as a post-modern metaphor for what occurs in today’s society.  In this way, the fashion artefact becomes a gateway to gain insight into society’s underlying dynamics and meanings, and it further opens these up for contemplation, discussion and progress.

Developed in 2007 by course leader Dai Rees, the course is a pioneering incubator of ideas and philosophies, and a leader within educational practice.  Dai and artefact teaching staff  Naomi Filmer and Eelko Moorer are internationally recognised practising artists and designers at the forefront of educational research and studio practice. Their work was shown alongside the alumni work.

The show is open to the public until the 18 November 2018 and plans are being made for the exhibition’s next destination. Watch this space…

Alumni can connect with LCF in the following ways: