One of the hardest working men in Fashion, Virgil Abloh will open an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago highlighting his work.
If you don’t know who Virgil Abloh is, you must be living under a rock. Virgil Abloh is one of the most significant names in the design world; he has collaborated with some of the most prominent established brands such as Nike, Ikea and more.
The exhibition with the MCA is a nostalgic moment for Abloh who is a Chicago native. Although Abloh is best known as a fashion designer who got his start working for Kanye West‘s fashion brand, the exhibition will cover all of his artistic endeavors.
Fashion, architecture, graphic design, and music are all integral parts of Abloh’s artistic vision and will be the primary focus of the viewing. According to the Museum of Contemporary Arts website, “there will be mannequins displaying his fashions alongside video documentation of his most iconic shows.”
Although he is one of many daring designers of the moment, there is a reason that Abloh captures the interest of so many. The reasoning of the MCA’s interest is clear to anyone who appreciates the arts. Abloh’s ability to integrate the different mediums he works in with one another to form his signature work is nothing short of genius.
“Virgil Abloh is the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of multihyphenate artist Virgil Abloh (American, b. 1980), best known for Off-White, the first luxury fashion brand designed and owned by an African American. Abloh’s work celebrates the ethos of street fashion, which appropriates—and occasionally corrupts—high culture, serving it up as something fresh and new. Justifying this time-honored method of subversion and intentional disruption.”
Abloh is one of the rare artists like Basquiat, that dares us to look deeper at the world around us as well as ourselves through everything that we do. Someone so talented and multifaceted is to be studied to further art as we know it, and to spur what is to come.
The Virgil Abloh Exhibition will show June 9th- September 22nd of 2019.
For more information visit www.mcachicago.org
Watch: Off-White Spring Summer 2018