An exhibition charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet.See current exhibitions
Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this inspirational exhibition; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. T-Shirt: Cult, Culture, Subversion highlights the multi-faceted role of this humble garment. From men’s underclothes to a symbol of rock and roll rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion items, T-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be.
The exhibition will feature a private collection of Vivienne Westwood T-shirts from the early days of Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries, through to the designers most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution. This group of rare objects will form a central installation of the exhibition, accompanied by an introduction to the historical biography of the T-shirt and an insight into its technological advances, mapped through sections focusing on contemporary design.
T-Shirt: Cult, Culture, Subversion is curated and organized in partnership with The Civic, Barnsley.
Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn, UK
La Roca Village, Barcelona, Spain
18 April – 25 June 2019
The Civic, Barnsley, UK
23 June – 22 September 2018
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