The exhibition Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, California (USA) is dedicated to the high-heeled shoe. The show explores its rich cultural history, and its complex relationships to fantasy, functionality, identity, and power. Killer Heels presents more than 110 contemporary high heels and 50 historical designs drawn from designer archives and the Brooklyn Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned costume collections.
Killer Heels includes a selection of high heels by more than 50 contemporary designers, including Céline, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada, and United Nude. These shoes are presented in dialogue with historical high heels. In addition, Killer Heels features six original short films that take the high heel as a central motif. Commissioned for the exhibition, the films explore a range of provocative cultural, social, sexual, ideological and political themes. Artists include Ghada Amer and Reza Farknondeh, Steven Klein, Zach Gold, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome.
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, California (USA). Media reception, September 8, 2015.
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