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A Queen Within – Adorned Archetypes (Touring)

Start Date 21 February 2018
End Date 28 May 2018
Venue New Orleans Museum of Art
Location New Orleans, USA
Curator Sofia Hedman and Serge Martynov
Designer Sofia Hedman and Serge Martynov
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins in spray of flowers

Experimental gowns, headpieces, and jewelry by avant-garde fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen, Gucci, and Iris van Herpen investigate symbols of womanhood and expand the theme of fashion as art. More than 100 articles of daring fashion are presented in a dramatic gallery design that explores seven archetypal personality types, including Sage, Magician, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, and Thespian.

A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes is an exhibition developed by Barrett Barrera Projects and MUSEEA, toured internationally by Flying Fish. Presentation of this exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art is sponsored by the Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Ashley Longshore, Joseph: A Women’s Fashion Boutique, and Millie Davis Kohn.

NOTE: In addition to standard admission, entry to A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes will require an additional surcharge of $5. The exhibition is free to all NOMA members, and free to Louisiana residents with ID on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

Designers, artists and photographers represented in A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes include 69, Adidas, Alexander McQueen, Anrealage/Kunihiko Morinaga, Antoine Peters, Arvida Byström & Maja Malou Lyse, Ashish, Bea Szenfeld, Bourgeois Boheme, Carcel, Chan Luu, Charlie Le Mindu, Chromat, Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao & Jimmy Day, Comme des Garçons, Cooper & Gorger, Cutecircuit, Daan Roosegaarde, David Lachapelle, Diana Scherer, Fantich & Young, Gianfranco Ferré, Gucci, Gypsy Sport, Hassan Hajjaj, Herdentier, Hideki Seo, Iris van Herpen, Jalila Essaïdi, Joanne Petit-Frère, Jordan Askill, June Canedo, Keta Gutmane, Louise Linderoth, Maison Martin Margiela, courtesy of Maison Margiela, Maja Gunn, Maiko Takeda, Maïmouna Guerresi, Michael Drummond, Minna Palmqvist, Muskin, Omar Victor Diop, Pam Hogg, Prada, Raúl De Nieves, Reformation, Rich Mnisi, Sandra Backlund, Serena Gili, Slow Factory, Tabitha Osler, This Is Sweden, Tommy Hilfiger, Viktor&Rolf, and Vivienne Westwood.

Advisory Board: Faduma Aden, Kimberly Jenkins, and Anna-Klara Mehlich.


New Orleans Museum of Art, February – May 2018

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), Seattle – May – December 2019

Image courtesy of Museea.