Edited with text by Beca Lipscombe, Lucy McKenzie. Text by Marie Canet, Phillip Ekardt, Amy de la Haye, François Quintin.
‘Atelier E.B: Passer-by’ examines an essential facet of the fashion industry: the world of mannequins and retail display.
Since the Surrealists took them up in the early twentieth century, mannequin have been an enduring motif within fine art.
Lipscombe and McKenzie un-pack the disciplines of window dressing, look to radical thinkers and makers who dissolved the dividing line between fine art and commercial display, and piece together a compelling narrative that encompasses ethnography, statuary, dolls, the world fairs and our digital future.
This catalogue, like the exhibition it accompanied, is a meticulous and idiosyncratic study of the hierarchies which have historically separated the spheres of art and design, examining the border between commercial display and exhibition-making.
Spiralbound softcover, 244 pages, 9.5x12.5", English and French text, published in Germany, 2020