Check out these two exhibitions, as recommended by Sportswear International:


PUNK IN VIENNA

Punk: one of the most influential global pop culture movements, was more than just an auditory fixture in teenage bedrooms. It caused a complete revolution in fashion, style, artistic forms of expression, and – of course- music. This exhibition No One is Innocent follows the transition over thirty years, from the improve-the-world posses rampant in the sixties’ Summer of Love to the nihilism and the No Future slogans of the Winter of Hate ten years after. No One is Innocent focuses on the three metropolises New York, London, and Berlin, revealing how differently and yet consistently Punk as a metaphor of revolt influenced music, fine art, and the look of youth across various cultural spheres. While it was mainly a style phenomenon in England, a close association between artists and Punk musicians was characteristic of the scene in the USA and Germany. Apart from works of art, the exhibition also includes historical artifacts such as flyers, record sleeves, manifestos, photographic documentations and films, as well as typical style emblems that exercise the Punk aesthetic in many manifolds to this day.

No One is Innocent
@
KUNSTHALLE Wien, Hall 1
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna,
Infoline: +43-1-52189-33

Opening hours:
Daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Until September 16, 2008


VIKTOR & ROLF IN LONDON

Entitled The House of Viktor & Rolf this new exhibition on the eclectic fashion duo runs from June 18 to September 21, 2008, at the Barbican Art Gallery in London. The retrospective features 55 signature pieces from key runway shows plus another 55 handmade outfits presented on child-sized china dolls in what is bound to be a spectacular and typically off-centre installation.

For more info: (barbican.org.uk/artgallery)


Photo: Siouxsie Sue, one of the original women punks, struts her stuff