This Autumn, JW Anderson and Offer Waterman come together for brand new exhibition ‘On Foot’ in London, curated by Jonathan Anderson.
‘On Foot’ will bring contemporary artists into dialogue with iconic works of modern British art.
Anderson’s own fashion designs for JW Anderson and LOEWE will inhabit the spaces as viewers and bystanders to the works. Pieces from recent seasons have been chosen for the way in which they transform the body and give it sculptural potential. The exhibition will unfold like a walk- through London, embracing the stark contrasts and unlikely juxtapositions that even a short journey through the city offers up.
From the salubrious streets of Mayfair where the gallery is located, to the provocatively storied alleys of Soho where the JW Anderson store has its home, the exhibition’s galleries will each act like a pause at one of the social spaces or experiences the journey has to offer.
Celebrating all aspects of the city from the pub to the park, the gallery’s corridors and staircases will become pavements and traffic-clogged streets with skaters lingering, while ceramics and sculptures will represent crowded scenes. JW Anderson’s pigeons will take over a storeroom and a garden square bench will allow visitors to take in the surprising abundance of flora and fauna the city has to offer. Rounding off the journey by ducking into a pub, a diverse cast of characters will each tell a story of the city they live in.
The exhibition will open on September 18, two days after Anderson presents his S/S 2024 womenswear collection for JW Anderson as part of London Fashion Week on 16 September.