Talia Chetrit, Ever (Wet), 2018, Courtesy the artist; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf

Revelations on Art and Fashion

04.09.2021 –

Fashion has always been a delicate balance between social norms and individual self-expression. But where does it stand today in the face of enormous acceleration and global production structures?


What influence do social media have on the formation of one’s own identity? And what are the materials of tomorrow? With artistic contributions going back over the last twenty years, this exhibition creates a lively panorama of current phenomena in the fashion world. Pressing issues in the fashion industry, spotlights on international designers, as well as opportunities for personal participation open up a fascinating expedition to everyday social life, and allow fashion to be experienced as a dazzling narrative about our complex present.

Curatorial advice: Gabi Schillig and Dobrila Denegri

In addition, the Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte is showing the exhibition “Fetishes of the Gaze: Fashion and Seduction” (11.09.21 – 16.01.22), which illuminates other facets of this multi-layered theme.



Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter, Gili Avissar, Sonja Bäumel, Anna-Sophie Berger, Monica Bonvicini, Alice Channer, Talia Chetrit, Chicks on Speed / Alexandra N. Murray-Leslie & Melissa E. Logan & Max Kibardin & Anastasia Pistofidou, Christophe Coppens, Andy Dixon, Nezaket Ekici, Sylvie Fleury, Corina Gertz, Martine Gutierrez, Christian Haake, Bart Hess, Pieter Hugo, Zhanna Kadyrova, Mari Katayama, Aldo Lanzini, Dennis Loesch, Yuka Oyama, Christiane Peschek, Sruli Recht, Karin Sander, Hendrickje Schimmel / Tenant of Culture, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Britta Thie, Maria Visser, Erwin Wurm, Wang Bing, Zeitguised & Studio Ugly Stupid Honest as well as loans from Reutlingen University, Faculty of Textiles & Design

The Island at Marta by Adrien Tirtiaux

Thank you

Exhibition benefactor

Benefactor “Island at Marta“

Benefactor Gili Avissar

Exhibition Sponsor

Other Supporter

Marta partners
Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners and Corporate Premium Partners as well as the Marta Fund for New Art for their ongoing support of our program.