In conversation with The Guardian, the designer also opens up about rediscovering his love of fashion whilst curating the show, “I’ve definitely discovered my love for fashion again. During the last two years, I’ve found it very difficult. There is a lot of pressure. Because where do you put fashion? It is a tremendous juggernaut of commerciality: there are too many garments in the world.”
But why Wakefield? The Northen city seems like an unlikely place to host a fashion and art show. “I’m glad to be putting creative energy into something that is about getting people out of London,” Anderson explains. “We are not trapped – go out and there are amazing things to be seen.”
Disobedient Bodies features sculptures by Louise Bourgeois, Jean Arp, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, Henry Moore, Magali Reus, Lynn Chadwick and Dorothea Tanning. Fashion pieces by designers such as Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Helmut Lang Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons and Issey Miyake also feature.
Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson Curates The Hepworth Wakefield runs from 18 March-18 June.