'The Fifth Daughters,' 2014. Designer: Bibi Chemnitz Photo credit: Cooper & Gorfer

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The Weather Diaries

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from March 25-July 2
All Day
Show is free with admission ($10; $7 seniors; $5 ages 6-18).
Art, Fashion and Style, Museums

What is it about Iceland that has us in such thrall? Is it the dynamic yet barren landscape? The artwork coming from the region that somehow integrates the best of modern design with indigenous influences? The artists who are often our chosen arbiters of the cool and innovative (think Björk and Ben Frost)? How about West Nordic fashion? If you’re unaware of that last one and curious, then “The Weather Diaries” is a must-see show. The exhibition explores all of these impulses — including the work of North Atlantic fashion designers — to explore the landscapes of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands in vibrant, multimedia fashion. Created by American Sarah Cooper and Austrian Nina Gorfer, the show juxtaposes their large-scale photographs exuding an Old Masters painterly quality with installations that include a 55-pound beaded collar, knitted garments, mannequins in tailored suits, and constructions of tulle, feathers, and bone fragments. There’s also an eponymous documentary that explores Cooper and Gorfer’s work.


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