In the context of the (Con)temporary Fashion Showcase series, a video installation by Jojo Gronostay can be seen under the title MAGIC CANNOT CROSS THE SEA. In it, he examines the so-called sapeurs of Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)—mostly men from precarious circumstances who wear designer suits and attribute a spiritual dimension to their apparel. They make the streets their catwalk with seemingly choreographed movements. At the same time, Gronostay examines the Eurocentric conception of fashion upon which the historical costume collections of museums of applied arts like the MAK are based by superimposing museum objects onto the video recordings.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am–6 pm

Lara Steinhäußer, Curator, MAK Textiles and Carpets Collection

MAK Geymüllerschlössel