TECHNOSENSUAL: where fashion meets technology
Fashion of the Future at quartier21/MuseumsQuartier Vienna
Jun 15-Sep 2, daily, 10:00-19:00, free admission

The exhibition “TECHNOSENSUAL: where fashion meets technology” presents electronic textiles and wearable technologies created by international haute tech couture designers. The exhibition will open on June 14 at 20:00 at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL with a performance by Bart Hess to kick off the “MQ Summer of Fashion“.

Participants include Lucy McRae (NL/AU), Bart Hess (NL), Studio Roosegaarde (NL), Joanna Berzowska (CA), Ying Gao (CA), Maartje Dijkstra (NL), V2_lab (NL), Philips design (NL), Django Steenbakker (NL), Pauline van Dongen (NL), Nancy Tilbury (UK), Valerie Lamontagne (CA), Anouk Wipprecht (NL), Bogomir Doringer (NL), Rein Vollenga (NL/DE), MoNo (CA/NL/AT), Jane Tingley (CA), Marius Kintel (AT), Melissa Coleman (NL), Karina van Heck (NL), Ricardo O'Nascimento (BR/IT), Local Androids (NL), Nicky Assmann (NL), KOBAKANT (AT/US/JP), Aoife Wullur (NL) Meg Grant (NL), Anja Hertenberger (NL), Daniel Schatzmayr (AT), Aduen Darriba (NL), Graham Smith (CA/NL), Beorn Lebenstedt (NL), Benoit Maubrey (US/FR), and Frederick Baker (AT). Some of them will be living at the MQ in the coming months as quartier21 Artists in Residence.

The exhibition curated by Anouk Wipprecht features garments that combine fashion and technology while expanding the possibilities of contemporary fashion design. These smart textiles are equipped with electronic components such as sensors and LEDs or are made out of innovative and futuristic materials. The interactive engineering of the pieces in the exhibition gives visitors a chance to experience haute tech couture first hand.

Performances, lectures, workshops for kids and teens, as well as a symposium are part of the extensive program accompanying the exhibition organized in collaboration with monochrom, TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen Raum, the youth organization Bund Europäischer Jugend/Junge Europäische Föderalisten (BEJ/JEF), the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Stage design students from the University Mozarteum Salzburg are responsible for the exhibition design.

The exhibition is part of the quartier21 exhibition series freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the Dutch Embassy in Austria, the Mondriaan Foundation (NL), and other partners from Austria and abroad.

Bart Hess: Liquified

Maartje Dijkstra : Reflecthor_2,Photo Igor Kruter

Lucy McRae : Becoming transnatural

collaboration between Bart Hess and HeyHeyHey: STRP, Mutants

Bart Hess: Liquified 3

Philips design: Philips Bubelle dress
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