September 5, 2019 - January 20, 2020 | 10 TIMES SQUARE
An extraordinary collection of 1980s-1990s fashion slides found on a New York City sidewalk makes its way back to the Fashion District in a new photographic exhibition 10 Times Square: New York Fashion Rediscovered 1982-1997.
The collection — a true treasure trove containing thousands of 35mm slides — was shot by Japanese photographer Kishimitsu Hada, and meticulously compiled by his mother, the late fashion journalist Yuriko Tomita. After a fire in Tomita’s apartment in 2008, dozens of boxes housing her professional archives ended up on the sidewalk. In a stroke of good luck, set designer Gaetane Bertol passed by and recognized the value of the contents of the boxes, rescued them, and guarded them until she was able to locate the owner. A decade later, curator and fashion historian Ya’ara Keydar worked to create this exhibit of photographs at ZAZ10TS -- a gallery conceived by Tzili Charney in 10 Times Square. Through these fortuitous connections, this exhibition reunites the designers featured in the photographs with their one-time workplace.
In the exhibition includes a special art Installation featuring David Rockwell’s scale model for Kinky Boots, re-imagined by Gaetane.
SHONY RIVNAY: NATURE OF WONDER
In order to reach a space where no rules apply, the artist connects to his own essence while he learns to let go of habitual artistic patterns. This juxtaposition between the known and the unknown, the habitual and the spontaneous opens up a path towards the essential
Titled “Nature of Wonder” by Shony Rivnay provides a glimpse into obscurity, freedom, and a natural curiosity that we all experience in our creative lives. It is an opportunity to think, but also to let go of thinking. It is a pathway into joyous viewing and a simple understanding of how things work.
Image: Shony Rivnay Artwork: Composition 7684, Composition 7762, Composition 7661, Composition 7701, Composition 7658, Composition 7668 and Composition 7708