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Exhibition: Minimalism/Maximalism — Closes
November 16, 2019
May 28–November 16, 2019
In fashion, minimalism and maximalism define two extremes along the design spectrum. Minimalism, the aesthetic of less-is-more, is based on a reductive approach to design, and celebrates purity and restraint. Maximalism, on the other hand, accentuates the beauty of excess and redundancy. While these may be considered aesthetic opposites, both seek to challenge perception, and as forms of expression, they serve as indicators of the sociocultural and economic zeitgeist of the given time period.
Minimalism/Maximalism explores the interplay between minimalist and maximalist aesthetics as they have been and continue to be expressed through fashion. Beginning in the 18th century, the exhibition examines how these aesthetic viewpoints are expressed over time and move fashion forward.
This exhibition is free and open to the public.