The Hepworth Wakefield has launched a major exhibition with designer Jonathan Anderson exploring the human form in art, fashion and design.
Jonathan Anderson – both head of his eponymous label J.W.Anderson and creative director of the Spanish luxury house Loewe – is known as an art lover and spent two years curating Disobedient Bodies. The show opened last week at the Hepworth Wakefield, the contemporary British art galley that David Chipperfield designed in Yorkshire, England.
As his starting point for the exhibition, Anderson was drawn to early works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore from the 1920s and 1930s that represented the human body in radical new ways. These increasingly abstracted, yet defiantly figurative sculptures led to an exhibition exploring how the human form has been reimagined by artists and designers across the 20th and 21st centuries.
The exhibition gathers together a personal selection of more than 100 objects spanning art, fashion, ceramics and design in a series of unexpected and irreverent groupings. Sculptures by artists including Jean Arp, Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas and Henry Moore are brought into direct