Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, Met Museum‘s Costume Institute Spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” provides the framework for the art exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.
Despite the well-known rule prohibiting guests from taking photographs during the event, the Met Museum itself shared some of the exhibition’s images. I Lobo You can’t wait for our lovely readers to see it first hand!
After the Met Gala 2019 on May 6th, now it’s only a matter of a couple days until the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art opens its doors to welcome a great exhibition that was described as a “seriousness that fails,” “the taste for androgyny,” “unnatural and exaggerated love,” and “something with ambitions of grandiosity that goes too far”.
‘Camp is a question mark that won’t let its line be straightened up into an exclamation mark.’
From May 9th to September 8th, 2019, Met Museum, the most famous and iconic New York art museum welcomes an exhibition which meaning still hasn’t been figured out after 2 months of its announcement.
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‘I want people to leave thinking, ‘What is camp?’ That is the power and the poetry behind camp, constantly trying to define it.’
What is Camp? The word first appeared in the era of Louis XIV and Victorian England became associated with the gay subculture, something that provides sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of it being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental.
Camp: Notes On Fashion, is an exhibition that will explore all of these aspects through fashion design. Met Museum exhibits are extremely famous and leave many eager to see them, not everyone will get, and there’s a promise that it will certainly make a statement in the world of design. See it on exhibition at the Met Museum from the days May 9th – September 8th, 2019.
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