Collaboration with “The House of Brands” to Feature Artworks by Quisqueya Henríquez
Artworks by Quisqueya Henríquez at Jelmoli in Zürich, Switzerland On View Through September 20, 2014

August 2014

This summer Jelmoli, one of the oldest and best-known department stores in the world, dedicates its space to international artists. From August 23 to September 20, 2014, “The House of Brands” is transforming its window displays into an art platform by collaborating with the Davidoff Art Initiative, Artalliance Gmbh and Gallery Andres Thalmann.

Collaboration with “The House of Brands” to Feature Artworks by Quisqueya Henríquez

Jelmoli has invited critically acclaimed Caribbean artist Quisqueya Henríquez to present her work in three store windows along the famous Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich.

“It is an enormous joy to see how museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are curating magnificent shows like Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and Punk: Chaos to Couture an exhibition about the influence of the movement in the way we dress, think and behave. In her New York Times review of Charles James: Beyond Fashion currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum, Chief Art Critic Roberta Smith poses the “Perennial question: Can fashion be art?”” said Henríquez. “For me, fashion and art can often speak the same language.”

The artist has chosen two artworks and three prints that are on view at Jelmoli. “I tried to connect some of my work with the idea of art and fashion in the context of Jelmoli’s windows being a public space,” said Henríquez, who was born in Cuba of a Dominican father and now resides in the Dominican Republic. “For some time now I have been creating or recreating patterns that I use directly in my work, as well as in the spaces where I exhibit. This aspect of my work is related to the idea of eliminating blank space, working with shapes, color and saturated surfaces to somehow break the continuity of the white cube. I no longer fill comfortable with white walls. I like to overlap patterns, works of art, text or photography. In fashion the process can be similar, some designers, such as Consuelo Castiglioni, creates designs overlapping layers of fabrics with different colors, patterns and geometric shapes. This inspires me.”


Other artists included in project:

     
  • Jessica Craig-Martin
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  • Dimitri Horta
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  • Xiong Qin
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  • Pascal Robert
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  • Donald Sultan
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  • Bahk Seon Ghi
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  • Fiete Stolte
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  • Claude Viallat

 

Collaboration with “The House of Brands” to Feature Artworks by Quisqueya Henríquez
Installation by Quisqueya Henríquez at Jelmoli in Zürich, Switzerland.
Collaboration with “The House of Brands” to Feature Artworks by Quisqueya Henríquez
Quisqueya Henríquez, Ellworth Kelly Inside Richard Tuttle, 2013, Digital Photograph printed on Hannemüller museum paper