Monday, May 18, 2015

Cathleen Naundorf tells Bible story, Noah's Ark with unique haute couture

L’arche de Noé XXI TW 2,12 Rami al Ali - HC Summer 2012 Photo studio Bastille, Paris, 13th April 2012 Color-print from original polaroid 31 1/2 x 43 3/8 in. Edition of 10
UNITED KINGDOM---Hamiltons art gallery presents Noah’s Ark an exhibition by French German photographer Cathleen Naundorf, 14 May – 20 June 2015. Noah’s Ark, Naundorf’s latest body of work, is largely unseen and features a series of taxidermy animals alongside unique haute couture pieces by leading fashion designers including Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Gaultier, Elie Saab and Stephane Rolland. These elaborate sets embody a sense of extravagance - the dresses, headpieces and models posed against painted backdrops in a photo studio or on location - juxtaposed with the Biblical story and quest for a better life. “I am telling the classic Bible story, Noah’s Ark. Saving the animals and mankind; leaving earth as we know it – in a boat – and believing there is something better for the future.”