P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Uniform: Order and Disorder, a multidisciplinary exhibition opening May 20, 2001 that showcases various expressions of the uniform through art, fashion, cinema, photo-journalism, and pop culture.
Curated by Francesco Bonami, Maria Luisa Frisa, and Stefano Tonchi, Uniform: Order and Disorder looks at how technical and formal military wear influences contemporary fashion and is metabolized in pop culture, and is critically used in art. From textiles to advertizing, from icon-laden clothing to symbolic images, and from comics to films, this expansive exhibition traces the path of the uniform from the immediate post-war period to today through some of its most emblematic figures. Works by 33 artists and 31 designers are included in the exhibition, which is installed by Italian architects Gruppo A12.
The artists included are Adel Abdessemed, Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Lina Bertucci, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Chris Burden, Maurizio Cattelan, Phil Collins, Rineke Dijkstra, Do-Ho Suh, Mats Hjelm, Lothar Hempel, Sarah Lucas, Paul McCarthy & Mike Kelley, Cady Noland, Daniel Oates, Catherine Opie, Jack Pierson, John Paul Pietrus, Paola Pivi, Anri Sala, Collier Schorr, Alexander Sokurov, Penelope Spheeris, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Ines Van Lamsweerde, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, and Sislej Xhafa.
Designers include Giorgio Armani, Avirex, John Bartlett, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Pierre Cardin, Commes des Garçons, C.P. Company/Stone Island, Corpo 9, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre, Foster, Jean Paul Gautier, Gucci, Helmut Lang, Donna Karan, Krizia, Maharishi, Missoni, Moschino, Prada, Rayban Luxottica, Yves Saint Laurent, Raf Simons, Paul Smith, Sportswear Company, Steven Sprouse, Valentino, Gianni Versace, and Yohji Yamamoto.
Publications include Arena, Arena Homme Plus, Dutch, Esquire, George, GQ, i-D, L’Uomo Vogue, Line, Nova, The Face, Vanity, and Vogue.
Uniform: Order and Disorder is produced by Pitti Immagine and presented in collaboration with P.S.1 Contemporary Art Cetner. The exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the Italian Trade Commission.