Amidst an ongoing global pandemic, the traditional runway show was radically reconfigured by fashion designers seeking new ways of presenting their collections. Virgil Abloh, in his role as Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton, was at the forefront of this innovation, creating a unique and powerful film—Peculiar Contrast, Perfect Light—with artists from Moved by the Motion and additional collaborators to showcase his fall/winter 2021 collection. Hear more about the inspirations and processes for creating this groundbreaking film from Abloh and performance choreographer Josh Johnson, in conversation with Ruth Erickson, the ICA’s Mannion Family Curator.   

View Peculiar Contrast, Perfect Light in its entirety here

Public screening 

Thu, Jun 24 on the Public Green in Seaport

Catch a free screening of The Artist’s Voice on the Public Green in Seaport. This picnic style event will take place starting at 6 PM on Thursday, June 24, beginning with in-person remarks from Bodega co-founder, Oliver Mak and music from DJ KNSZWRTH. Complimentary Taiyaki NYC ice cream will be available throughout the evening. 

The Artist’s Voice screening will happen simultaneously with the virtual premiere at 7:30 PM, courtesy of Boston Seaport by WS Development.

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