#MuseumBae – Figures of Speech

Virgil Abloh is an architect student, turned designer turned creative director. Her Modern Life was invited to preview his exhibit at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. “Figures of Speech” made its debut in Chicago, Abloh’s hometown. As a designer, Virgil has caused controversy with his pieces. Some label his work as “minimalistic”, others view his designs as lazy. Whatever your take is, you can’t deny that he’s made a huge impact on the world of streetwear and design.

the High presents the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of Virgil Abloh, the modern, genre-bending artist and designer who became creative director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear in 2018.

Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” offers an unprecedented survey of Abloh’s creative work over nearly two decades and pulls back the curtain on his process. The exhibition presents prototypes alongside finished artworks, product designs, and fashion to reveal his myriad inspirations—from centuries-old paintings to commonplace construction signs. Running throughout the exhibition is an emphasis on dialogue, which Abloh creates through his inventive use of language and quotation marks, turning the objects he designs and the people who wear his clothing into “figures of speech.”

This exhibit is on view until March 8, 2020, Get your tickets here.


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