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Model wearing reproduction 1930s beach pajama by Selene States (2017) made with 'Savoy Pop' cotton by Collier & Campbell for Liberty of London (1969), photographed amongst States' collection of historical print textiles.

Delineate - Die Neue Linie (exhibition)

About this event

An exhibition featuring Bauhaus textile, fashion and costume designs curated by artist Selene States.

Bauhas was a highly influential German art and design school established in the 20th century. The Bauhaus centenary in 2019 excited growing curiosity about what they wore at the Bauhaus, yet there seems to be little consensus and much extrapolation on its fashions. 

Alongside States’ private collection of re-editions of Bauhaus textile masterpieces licensed by the Anni Albers & Gunta Stölzl foundation, the DELINEATE exhibition features an extensive collection of reproductions of historical Bauhaus dress and textile artefacts informed by the radical design and dress practices around the Weaving Workshop and Bauhaus Stage. At the heart of the exhibition of fashion, costume and woven works is States' hand-made collection of fashions modelled after sewing patterns from the renowned Bauhaus journal Die Neue Linie. 

The show also features artistic collaborations with international experts featuring Bauhaus textile, fashion & costume designs reproduced by:

  • Collier & Campbell
  • Christopher Farr
  • Selene States
  • Jessica Twitchell
  • Wallace + Sewell
  • Wilde Studio

Selene States

Selene States is a British-American artist and dress studies scholar. Featuring appropriated historical objects, her work critically translates nostalgic narratives of history and retrograde models of (re)production. Her practice-based ‘Pantsuit’ PhD at the Bauhaus University Weimar examines women 'wearing the pants' and involves making collection of historical trousers based on sewing patterns of the interwar period. She holds a diploma in Fine Arts from the State Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe. She has presented her research at FIT and Parsons in New York and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Her videos and installations have featured at the Milton Keynes Gallery, l’Aubette Strasbourg, and Kunsthalle Baden-Baden among others.

Supporters

This exhibition is funded by the Bauhaus University Kreativfonds and a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England, with support from LU Arts and Modern Painters New Decorators.

Image: Model wearing reproduction 1930s beach pajama by Selene States (2017) made with 'Savoy Pop' cotton by Collier & Campbell for Liberty of London (1969), photographed amongst States' collection of historical print textiles.

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Contact and booking details

Name
Rachel Fitzpatrick
Email address
luarts@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
Free
Booking required?
No
Booking information
Booking is not required. For private viewing enquiries by appointment please contact selene.states@uni-weimar.de