Skin & Bones
Somerset House, London
Skin & Bones was first shown in MOCA, LA in 2007, exploring the complex relationships of techniques and disciplines between fashion and architecture. In 2008 Somerset House launched the new Embankment Galleries and chose Skin & Bones as their first exhibition. The proposed galleries presented a challenge because of their long, narrow, rectangular proportions and Grade 1 listed status which meant that no exhibit or supporting structure could touch the walls or ceiling. There was also a requirement to enter and exit the exhibition from the same point. As a result, a “journey” was created over the two levels starting on the ground floor exploring and setting the intellectual background of the 1980’s, where the exhibition starts. Underneath, a raised plinth creates a continuous catwalk effect where the visitor can admire the exhibits in close proximity.