The Large Hall of the LENTOS is transformed into a fashion store! The Austrian artist Ines Doujak presents her highly unusual fashion collections in eight individually styled pop-up stores. The exhibition space mutates temporarily into a changing room: visitors are welcome to touch, try on and take pictures. Doujak brings into play the exploitative structures and the gender and class order hardwired into haute couture and the garment industry and deliberately blurs the demarcation line separating fashion statement and art. The focus is on female textile workers burnt to death in their factories, on total exhaustion as the lot of men and women in the low-wage sector, on dirty secrets, animal and human skins, Carnival and masquerade, drugs, war and the devil himself.
Ines Doujak, born in Klagenfurt in 1959, is a graduate of the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. In addition to the fashion industry, the artist examines in her conceptual work stereotypes in the fields of gender roles and racism.
Curator: Hemma Schmutz