Atelier EB: Passer-by
Publisher: Koenig Books
Since the Surrealists took them up in the early twentieth century, mannequin have been an enduring motif within fine art.
Beca Lipscombe and Lucy McKenzie un-pack the disciplines of window dressing, look to radical thinkers and makers who dissolved the dividing line between fine art and commercial display, and piece together a compelling narrative that encompasses ethnography, statuary, dolls, the world fairs and our digital future.
This catalogue, like the traveling exhibition, is a meticulous and idiosyncratic study of the hierarchies which have historically separated the spheres of art and design, examining the border between commercial display and exhibition-making.
English and French text.