One of the more popular exhibitions at the James Cohan Gallery has six young Chinese artists: Chen Wei,
Cheng Ran, Guo Hongwei, Hu Xiaoyuan, Liang Yuanwei, and Qiu Xiaofei paying tribute to late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
McQueen, whose suicide shocked the world earlier this year, was that rare designer that was really able to bridge the divide between fashion and art. “He functioned like an installation artist on the catwalk,” Mr. Leo Xu, the associate director of the gallery, says.
The tribute showcases variations of McQueen’s famous skull motifs, portraits of the designer, and a video installation among other pieces and celebrates his legacy while also looking at other iconic figures like Kurt Cobain and Oscar Wilde who’ve found “a life after death in China’s subculture.” Alex: A Tribute to Alexander McQueen runs until the end of 2010.
Photos courtesy of James Cohan Gallery.