© Hussein CHALAYAN
|Size/ Duration||20 min.|
|Copyright Notice||© Hussein CHALAYAN|
|Year of acquisition/ donation||2006|
|Description||Born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1970. Lives and works in London, UK.|
One of the most innovative, experimental, and original fashion designers working today, Hussein Chalayan is known for his inventive use of materials and the integration of new technology into his designs. Some of his best-known creations include a paper dress that can be folded into an envelope and mailed, armchair covers that transform into dresses, a coffee table that becomes a wooden skirt – which also reveals his penchant for putting the creative process itself on view.
"Anaesthetics" is broken in to 11 short chapters, the overriding theme is the role of formalized behaviors and technology in numbing us to the pain of living. The film touches on a range of issues – nourishment, birth, childhood, sex, religion, family life, violence as entertainment and cultural conflict. Uniting these issues is the simultaneous enactment and repression through ritual.
This Collection Data page contains the works and materials in the collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, as of April 1, 2018.
Artists are listed alphabetically by artist’s surname.
Works and materials by the same artists are listed according to the date of the work in principle.
Works whose dates are unidentified are listed at the end of each item. Some works are not listed according to the date of work due to their relations.
The data of works and materials are listed in order of title, production year, material/technique/form, dimensions, donor’s name, copyright holder and credit for photograph.
Dimensions are given by height (H) x width (W) in centimeters for plane work, and height (H) x width (W) x depth (D) in cm for 3-D work. Diameter (Ø) is used for circular work.
For the name of country or city, the name currently used in English is listed in principle.