If you’re looking to buy a replica and expect every detail to be perfectly exact to the original (which is what a true mirror image is by definition) than your expectations are likely too high. There are people who spend upwards of $1,000 for replicas and can still find minor imperfections.
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Counter Quality is a group exhibition featuring LIFE SPORT, May Hands & Tenant of Culture. The exhibition runs from 8 - 25 April, opening on Saturday 7 April 12-6pm. Counter Quality features un/wearables, fakes, bootlegs, cutouts, merch, broken, second hand and reappropriated clothing.
The exhibition sees the launch of 650mErch, with a t-shirt collaboration between 650mAh, Greedy Goons and MIST. Click for mErch.
LIFE SPORT (f. 2015, Athens) is a sweatpants brand and artist collective. They've had sweatpants shops and exhibition programmes in Athens and Berlin. Their aim is to generate funding through the sales of sweatpants and to employ artists. Previous exhibitions include Up at A Maior, Viseu, PT (2017); Cosmopolitanissimo at Jimmy Hoo, Brussels, BE (2017); CONDITION at MAMA, Rotterdam, NL (2016); The Conference at Piscine / Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK (2016); Dazwischentreten at Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, DE (2015); us at Swimming Pool, Sofia, BG (2015). Upcoming exhibitions: Queer Thoughts, New York, USA (2018); Etablissement d’en Face / Bozar, Brussels, BE (2018).
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May Hands (b. 1990, Brighton) lives and works in Brighton, UK. Hands graduated from Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) in 2013. Recent exhibitions include I’ve Loved You For a Long Time at Supplement, London, UK (2018); Horizons at Coachwerks, Brighton, UK (2017); On Cold Spring at Assembly Point, London, UK (2017); Not Every Thread Ties Down / Your Split Ends Are Showing? at DKUK, London, UK (2016); Artificial Arcadia at Bosse and Baum, London, UK (2016) and Freschissimi at T293, Rome, IT (2015).
Tenant of Culture is the artistic practice of Hendrickje Schimmel (b. 1990, Arnhem, NL). Schimmel lives and works in London, UK. She is currently artist in residence at Sarabande, The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, London and participant of the peer-group program at Camden Arts Center, London. Recent exhibitions include Climate | Change at clearview ltd., London, UK (2017); Out of Fashion at Central Museum, Utrecht, NL (2017) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at The ICA, London, UK (2016).
Press: tzvetnik, Daily Lazy∞