Fashion Aperture

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
20/02 - 22/02/2019


From Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 Febraury
Fashion Aperture
Uchronia and Utopian fashion in Film

Fashion Aperture is back at the Teatrino with a new cycle of public screenings and a three-day workshop for students dedicated to exploring the relationship between fashion, cinema and art. This year the programme considers the fantastic and experimental scenarios produced by fashion, and analyses utopia and the concept of uchronia – alternate history – as fundamental aspects of fashion. The times and places invented by the fashion industry invite us to project ourselves elsewhere, in open-ended stories where the past and the future are continuously rewritten in the light of the present. With the partecipation of Serpica Naro.

The three-day programme features one workshop per day for students and one evening screening open to the public. Attendance is mandatory at all three workshops which are structured around a particular theme, alternating group discussion with curated sections of film. The evening programme consists of highly iconic films that flash both backwards and forwards to the parallel dimensions of ucronic and utopian fashion.


Wednesday 20 February, 6.30 pm
L’Inhumaine, dir. Marcel L’Herbier, 1924
Live music by Mike Cooper

Thursday 21 February, 6.30 pm
The Man Who Fell to Earth
, dir. Nicolas Roeg, 1976

Friday 22 February, 6.30 pm
Paris is Burning
, dir. Jennie Livingston, 1990

Free entry until capacity is reached.
Film in the original languages with Italian subtitles.


The workshop is limited to 70 students enrolled at Iuav University of Venice, Ca' Foscari University and Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia.
The workshop is led in English and Italian. Participation to the workshop is free.
Registration is required between 28/01/2019 and 16/02/2019:

Download the programme

Programme curated by Alessandra Vaccari, Iuav University of Venice, and Caroline Evans, Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts London.