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British Textile Biennial, 2019


Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this inspirational exhibition; over two sites the exhibition charts the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION highlights the multi-faceted role of this humble garment  Through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, T-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be.

The exhibition will feature a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts from the early days of Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries, through to the designers most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution.

Presented across two sites, Blackburn Cathedral Crypt and Prism Contemporary. Co-curated by The Civic, Barnsley and Fashion and Textile Museum, London. Images by Richard Tymon.

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