Spazio Punch and SHOWstudio
In November 2014, Spazio Punch launched the gallery installation of 1914 Now: Four Perspectives on Fashion Curation across the canal from the national pavilions in the Giardini - the original inspiration for the project. Commissioned and curated by Centre for Fashion Curation member Alison Moloney, this film installation delves into the practices of internationally renowned curators who have distinct approaches to their discipline.
As the pavilions in the Giardini responded to Rem Koolhaas’ brief, Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, this project is a response from a fashion perspective. Alongside curators Walter Van Beirendonck and Kaat Debo is the work of Centre for Fashion Curation Directors Judith Clark and Amy de la Haye. Clark is an exhibition-maker and curator who simultaneously designs and curates her exhibitions, and de la Haye is an object-based fashion historian whose research focuses on dress and the stories it tells about lives lived. The curators’ responses were captured and interpreted by leading filmmakers including London College of Communication lecturer Katerina Athanasopoulou and LCF’s Practitioner in Residence Bart Hess.