Intimate Entanglements: Contemporary Finnish Fashion

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The exhibition Intimate Entanglements: Contemporary Finnish Fashion situates at the intersection of novel politicization and digital disruption of fashion. Through the works of Finnish fashion designers and brands, the exhibition explores the intimate relationship between the body and the clothes, and how digitalization impacts it. The exhibition shows how designers challenge body norms as well as the how of digitalization on fashion changes the relationship.

Intimate Entanglements: Contemporary Finnish Fashion is an edited version of the exhibition Intimacy displayed at the Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland in 2021–2022. The exhibition is based on extensive research on the work of the most prominent Finnish fashion designers of the 2020s and beyond. It is accompanied by the book Intimacy. Embodied knowledge, creative work and digitalization in contemporary Finnish fashion.

The exhibition is curated by Professor Annamari Vänskä and Post-Doctoral Researcher Natalia Särmäkari from Aalto University. Intimate Entanglements is part of the research consortium Intimacy in Data-driven Culture (IDA), funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Research Council of Finland.

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTokyo, Japan
PublisherMeguro Museum of Art
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventIntimate Entanglements: Contemporary Finnish Fashion - Meguro Museum of Art, Citizens Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 29 Nov 20233 Dec 2023

Field of art

  • Design


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