“A black, glittering primal howl of ego, self-doubt, love, rage and joy composed of concrete, lilies, my hair and the earth from the seaside of Venice where i will someday be buried.”
The Curve, the Triennale’s exhibition space, has been transfigured by Rick Owens in a narrative through two decades of endless creativity: a selection of more than 100 garments, objects, accessories, furniture and runway videos blend together, disappear, and, in disappearing form a new world, a site-specific installation created by the designer on the occasion of his first exhibition.
“I would lay a black glittering turd on the white landscape of conformity.” Using hope as his point of departure, Rick Owens blurries the rigid parameters of beauty, influenced by poets and artists such as Stéphane Mallarmé, Piero Manzoni, Pierre Molinier, Marcel Duchamp, Carol Rama and Eileen Agar; he re-imagines reality as self-reflection with a sense of primal energy and anarchist sensibility in a Gesamtkunstwrk. In Owens’ eternalism love lies bleeding and words mean nothing to anyone anymore. Time is frozen, with an equally real past, present and future.
RICK OWENS SUBHUMAN INHUMAN SUPERHUMAN
15 DEC 2017 – 25 MAR 2018
TRIENNALE DI MILANO