On 10 November, during the last night of ARTISSIMA, (the International Fair which put Turin on the global contemporary art map), Vertice Boutique on via Roma 339, will host “The Poetry of Memory”, Heaven Tanudiredja’ first Italian exhibition. The young Indonesian fashion designer will exhibit his wearable sculptures in custom-made installations in the shop window and in the boutique itself. Heaven will be officially introduced to the press and public during the vernissage and cocktail party.
With this event, the first of a series, Vertice wants to promote the idea of style as innovation and creativity. Heaven Tanudiredja’s outfits push the limits of fashion design towards art. His creations are not driven by financial gain and have no boundaries. This is the core concept Vertice wants to spread.
Two different points of view lead to the Vertice Award. On the one side the role of Turin in terms of culture, as one of the key cities for emerging art. On the other, the decision to begin a partnership with ITS (International Talent Support), the yearly contest organized by Barbara Franchin and EVE in Trieste, considered one of the most reliable incubators of new talents in the world. Each edition of ITS is the result of a constant and passionate search for young talents.
The Vertice Award, the first of many, wants to add a touch of Turin to ITS’ core mission of exploring new ideas.
Heaven Tanudiredja, winner of the first edition of the Vertice Award , is a student at Hogeschool Antwerpen, the prestigious Belgian art school whose alumni included designers such as Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Bernhard Willhelm.
Heaven is a patient and meticulous designer, who makes outfits that are similar to sculptures by cutting, bending and assembling materials. His artistic approach is based on paying close attention to feminine shapes. The collection he is presenting at Vertice, entitled “The Poetry of Memory”, takes inspiration from Elsa Schiaparelli’s work and from Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrappings. He blends all these elements and creates a novel. Heaven represents a woman looking for a future, she escapes from the memories of her past. The installation designed for the Vertice window display will also have new elements that will be revealed on the night of the vernissage. Heaven will surprise the audience, as he always does.
The Poetry of Memory
By Heaven Tanudiredja, Vertice Award winner at ITS#SIX, 2007
9 -10 November
Via Roma, 339 - Turin
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