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Culture Guide Autumn 2023

03. RE_SISTERS_ A Lens on Gender and Ecology - Barbican _ Ada M. Patterson, Maria Korolevskaya and Copperfield
RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology at Barbican / Ada M. Patterson, Maria Korolevskaya and Copperfield
Sep 09, 2023 By WGSN Insider
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Explore our pick of unmissable exhibitions coming up globally

Immerse yourself in our A/W Culture Guide that highlights the unmissable exhibitions to inspire your research this season. Shows across the globe explore topics spanning from iconic fashion to multisensory experiences through immersive, interactive displays. These exhibitions bring together themes of social change, environmental justice, and the digital world, alongside fashion and design retrospectives.

06. HOPE -  Patricia Piccinini  - Tai Kwun _ South Ho .jpg
HOPE–Patricia Piccinini at Tai Kwun / South Ho


In London, Barbican Art Gallery invites visitors to the RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology exhibition, opening on October 5, to celebrate over 50 international women and gender non-conforming artists who have used their art to combat social and environmental injustice. Meanwhile, V&A’s exhibition DIVA explores the power and creativity of iconic performers across opera, stage, music and film with a showcase of costumes, memorabilia and an evocative soundtrack.

DIVA exhibition
Diva – V&A / David Corio

Take a trip to Palais Galliera in Paris for the Colours of Fashion to view never-before-seen fashion photographs from the '20s astonishingly brought to life in full colour. Drop by Musee Arts Decoratifs’ Mode et Sport from September 20 to explore the links between sports and fashion in anticipation of 2024’s Summer Olympic games

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Mode et Sport  at Musee Arts Decoratifs / Dior Heritage Collection

In the US, immerse yourself in Yayoi Kusama’s: Love is Calling exhibition in Miami at Perez Art Museum. It displays ethereal landscapes embodied by bold colours and signature patterns through her kaleidoscopic artwork. While in New York, discover over 180 outstanding pieces from the exhibition: Africa Fashion at Brooklyn Museum which has been carefully curated to provide a multisensory experience through immersive displays, photographs, textiles, jewellery, music and film.

01. Yayoi Kusama_ LOVE IS CALLING - PAMM  _ Ernie Galan. © YAYOI KUSAMA.jpg
Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING at PAMM / Ernie Galan

Discover over 50 hyperrealistic and surreal works through sculptures, photographs and films at the Hope exhibition at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, which explore the unexpected consequences towards the impact of science on humanity. Go Back to the Future at MMCA, Seoul to explore contemporary Korean artists, highlighting the 1990s and witnessing how the Korean art scene expanded globally.

Back to the Future at MMCA / Rho Jaeoon

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