INNOVATIVE COSTUME of the 21st CENTURY: THE NEXT GENERATION

 
Dear Emerging Designers:
 
In the spirit of Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015, the OISTAT’s Associate Member A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum respectfully invites you to participate in the second major exhibition devoted to designers who began their career in the 21st Century. This exhibition will be hosted by the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum and entitled INNOVATIVE COSTUME of the 21st CENTURY: THE NEXT GENERATION.  The world premiere of this exhibition will take place at the Museum of History, located next to the Red Square in Moscow, Russia in June - August of 2019.
 
We seek costume designs from designers who entered their fields and created innovative work between 2000-2018. Designs of students, young professionals, independent costume or fashion designers, as well as costume interpreters and costume makers will be accepted. Designers are encouraged to submit their most boundary-breaking work that explores new ideas and/or inventive use of materials and/or explorative incorporation of technology. We are looking for original sketches, collages, photographs, computer renderings, videos and three-dimensional costumes designed for opera, ballet, theater, cinema, and performing arts.  Innovative fashion design, devised work, wearable art, costume as an installation, and unproduced projects are also welcome.
 
As curators of Innovative Costume of the 21st Century: The Next Generation, we anticipate revolutionary, creative, original, unusual, unique, inspirational, courageous, innovative, experimental designs from 50+ nations in the world.  We aspire to reveal the visions of life, living, and the future that visionary designers forecast. Our goal is to both curate and document the artistic vocabulary that the next generation of theatre and fashion designers are creating and to generate a platform by which dialogue on the issues of today may be explored. As before, in addition to an astonishing exhibition in Moscow, an extensive catalogue and website archive will be created, with international tours anticipated.
 
More detailed information about the process of submitting your application are provided on the website submission platform.
 
 
More details will follow soon. At this moment, please direct all of your questions or concerns to the curator of your country. If you do not find your country on the list, please contact the Chief Curator: Susan Tsu, or the Artistic Director: Igor Roussanoff, at innovativecostume2019@gmail.com
 
Below, you will find an abbreviated timetable for the exhibition, as well as names of the national and regional curators.
 
 
Respectfully yours,
 
 
Dr. Dmitry Rodionov- Head of Project
Igor Roussanoff- Artistic Director
Susan Tsu- Chief Curator
 
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NATIONAL CURATORS:
 
Head of the project: Dmitry Rodionov: chief_director@gctm.ru
Artistic Director: Igor Roussanoff: innovativecostume2019@gmail.com
Chief Curator: Susan Tsu: innovativecostume2019@gmail.com
 
*Download the document in PDF for full Curator list
 
 
 
EXHIBITION TIMETABLE:
 
2017
July- September, 2017          PRE-CURATION CALL FOR DESIGNS
Curators form teams, identify and contact costume recommenders (teachers) students, alumni and young professionals whose careers began since 2000.
 
September 30, 2017- February 1, 2018    CURATION PART I - National Curation Round
5 month Submission Period. Individual student and professional designers have been notified to submit work to the Open Water submission website. Curators may view website at any time, but the Curation is Blind (no names and affiliations shown).
Designer biographies, affiliations, performance descriptions, design team credits including photographer, and signed Authorization and Release forms must be included for submissions to be considered.
 
 
2018
February 1- April 1, 2018 National Curators Voting Period
2 month Voting Period- Blind Curation. Final voting between National Curators online, to decide which designs will move forward to Curation Part II. Identify nation’s finalists to International Interfolio submission website. Must include final 3D Costume submissions chosen by National Curators. (Designers must bear the cost of shipping and insurance to Moscow. Museum will cover costume insurance once in house.)
 
April 15- August 1, 2018 CURATION PART II- Roussanoff & Tsu Curation Round
Artistic Director and Chief Curator curation round.
 
Sept 1- December 31, 2018 CURATION PART III- Bakhrushin Museum Curation Round
A.A. Bakhrushin Central State Theatre Museum Curators perform final curation. Digital or print designations and 3D Costumes to be exhibited in Moscow determined.
 
 
2019 
January 1, 2019 FINAL EXHIBITION NOTIFICATION
Final exhibition designers notified and announced.
Deadline for submission of design images and biographies for the catalog.
 
May 1, 2019 Designers Ship Costumes and Original Artwork to Moscow
3D Costumes and Original Artwork (where applicable) shipped to Moscow
 
May 29- June 3 2019 EXHIBIT INSTALLATION
 
JUNE 4, 2019 - PRE PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL SOFT OPENING at the STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM JUNE 18, 2019 - POST PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL WORLD PREMIERE at the STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
 
June 4- August 31, 2019 - NAUGURAL EXHIBITION RUN at the STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
 
 
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