Weekend Wanderings: Gaultier at the National Gallery of Victoria
Last Monday I went to see a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, it was an exhibition on Jean Paul Gaultier, well his costumes and I have to say it was one of the most amazing exhibitions I’ve seen. The other thing that made it wonderful was that photography was allowed. I took so many photos and trying to narrow it down to under 40 to show you was hard, in fact I couldn’t do it, so I am going to show some here and then do a blog post on my other blog to show the rest.
All the mannequins had blank faces and then faces were projected onto them, but the faces moved. The one in this image was talking as well, it was meant to be Jean Paul Gaultier, so he talked to us about his work and designs. I have to say I was so amazed, I took some video and I might put it up on my other blog.
Some of the costumes are iconic and many of you would recognise the bra that was made famous by Madonna.
It was so well curated, and each room was done to a different style and different theme. I think there were 8 different rooms altogether and you realised fairly quickly that the next room would be a wonderful surprise.
A man reflected in the glass of another man and each taking turns to speak. I was hypnotised.
I just wanted to keep taking photos. Some were of the whole room, some were individual designs and others were of small details. The only thing I didn’t like was that it was dark and I was forced to use a high ISO to get the images. I doubt I would have been allowed to use a tripod, it is a shame there isn’t a chance for photographers to try and get some shots with tripods. It would be amazing, oh and with my macro lens. I didn’t take the macro with me, didn’t really see the point.
The exhibition is on at the National Gallery of Victoria until the 8th of February, so if you are in Melbourne and haven’t seen it, “do yourself a favour” and go and see it. It is $22 but you can spend as much time as you like in it. Or if you want to become a member of the NGV then they will give you a ticket to it, I believe, that’s what we did.
I am going to put a heap of photos up in a gallery now, finishing off with a gallery of images for you. I will have more images over on my other blog, Leanne Cole Art Blog if you want to check them out.