Exhibitions & Projects

An Illuminating Path by David LaChapelle 1998. Courtesy of the artist © David LaChapelle

“Michael Jackson: On the Wall” exhibition

Britains capital has a new exhibition highlight: From June 28 through October 21, 2018, HUGO BOSS is sponsoring “Michael Jackson: On the Wall” at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The exhibition brings together the works of over 40 artists from all over the world that explore the influence of Michael Jackson on contemporary art. The selection embraces works by some of the most important contemporary artists working today like Rita Ackerman, Dara Birnbaum, Candice Breitz, Mark Flood, Isa Genzken, Gary Hume, David LaChapelle, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie, Andy Warhol, among many others. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Nicholas Cullinan, Director National Portait Gallery.

Teaser Image, photos of the exhibition: Noah Goodrich /twobytwovideo.co.uk

Briggs, Los Angeles © Todd Gray; Interview Magazine, September 2009 by KAWS 2009. Courtesy of KAWS

Exhibition “Snake Eyes” by Charline von Heyl

From June 22 through September 23, 2018 HUGO BOSS is sponsoring "Snake Eyes“, the wide-ranging solo exhibition by Charline von Heyl at the Deichtorhallen center in Hamburg. She was nominated for the HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2014 and is one of the leading contemporary painters of our time.

Charline von Heyl is known for abstract art, collages and graphical works that feature an enigmatic visual idiom exerting a powerful emotional impact. The approximately 60 works shown in the exhibition provide a comprehensive overview of her work since 2005. Now based in New York, Charline von Heyl is considered one of today’s most inventive painters and has received international acclaim.

Von Heyl’s intriguing images unfold in an intricate, unpredictable interaction of layers. Her works are to be found in some of the most relevant international collections such as the Tate Modern in London or the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 - today

From March 17, 2018, until September 9, 2018, HUGO BOSS is sponsor of the exhibition “Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 - today" at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The event marks the first large-scale examination of the relationship between club culture and design.Every day is an encounter with fashion and art, these expressions epitomise our cultural lifestyle and reflect our zeitgeist in kaleidoscopic ways. We, as a company, like to foster the interaction between these two disciplines; we also draw inspiration for our own creativity from partnerships with leading art and culture institutions such as the Vitra Design Museum.

© Laser Lake Observatory, Phoenix Arizona, 2017

Installation view Vitra Design Museum "Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 - today", 2018, © Vitra Design Museum, photos: Mark Niedermann (1+2); Timothy Hursley, Garvey Simon (3)

The exhibition will answer questions such as what explains the allure of legendary clubs like New York’s Studio 54 or the Palladium? What roles do design, music, architecture, fashion, and lighting play in this context?

Club culture has been an important channel for the expression of cultural identity in recent decades, allowing the breaking with existing structures the emergence of new trends. Particularly in the fashion world, the influence of legends of the disco and nightclub culture is still present.

Installation view Vitra Design Museum "Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960-today", 2018, © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Mark Niedermann

Moreover, the nightclub is one of the most important design spaces in contemporary culture. Since the 1960s, nightclubs have been providing designers all over the world with opportunities and inspiration.

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