Super High End Underground
Copenhagen is the focal point for a specific creative nerve that connects visual art with avant-garde fashion. Fashion week in Copenhagen twice a year has put the city on the world map, which attracts many visitors to experience the designers' new collections. But where do the designers get their inspiration from? And how do visual artists use fashion in their expression?
Super High End Underground focuses on the meeting between art and fashion in an attempt to uncover some of the aesthetic trends and activist movements that are currently running through different underground environments in Copenhagen, for example the rave culture which is reflected in the fashion industry and the contemporary art field. The exhibition examines parts of the mutual inspiration and the dynamic processes that are at play between the fields, permeated by both art and commercialism. In which ways are the artistic expressions overlapping, contrasting and coherent? And what does it say about our current time?
Momentary freezing of a current nerve
We live in a time of change and upheaval, where the fields are merging. Under these conditions, the exhibition shows a snapshot of the synergy and composition existing in professional and experimental environments across the visual arts, fashion and design. Here a special energy is present – often originating from niche environments – which paves the way for new standards and trends in unpredictable and complex ways. These cultural currents change all the time and are therefore difficult to encapsulate.
In that light, the exhibition can be experienced as a momentary freezing of a current nerve in society in which the overall narrative consists of continuous inspiration with volatility as a core concept.
The exhibition is staged by inter.agcy by Kristian Kirk & Johanne Jacobsen.
The following artists are represented
Ava Samii, Hannah Toticki, Jeppe Lange, Lise Haller Baggesen, Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard, Louise Damgaard, Mira Winding, Miriam Kongstad & Johan Bech Jespersen, Noah Umur Kanber, O Future, Rasmus Myrup, Ruby Mariama, Vibskov & Emenius.