following its unveiling in chicago earlier this year, virgil abloh’s exhibition, ‘figures of speech,’ has now gone on view in atlanta. the retrospective display 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 countless inspirations — from centuries-old paintings to commonplace construction signs.

virgil abloh's 'figures of speech' exhibition goes on view in atlanta
all images courtesy of the high museum of art atlanta

 

 

the exhibition — on view at the high museum of art atlanta until march 8, 2020 — places an emphasis on dialogue, which virgil 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”. the exhibition offers an in-depth look at the defining highlights of abloh’s career with signature collections, video documentation of his most iconic shows, music highlights, and his distinctive collections of furniture, design, and graphic work.

virgil abloh's 'figures of speech' exhibition goes on view in atlanta

 

 

atlanta is the second stop on the ‘figures of speech’ national tour, following the initial unveiling in chicago earlier in 2019. after the culmination of the exhibit’s tenure in atlanta, it will continue to travel across the united states, stopping next in boston before moving on to brooklyn. virgil abloh’s ‘figures of speech’ will be on display through march 8th, 2020.

virgil abloh's 'figures of speech' exhibition goes on view in atlanta

virgil abloh's 'figures of speech' exhibition goes on view in atlanta

virgil abloh's 'figures of speech' exhibition goes on view in atlanta

virgil abloh's 'figures of speech' exhibition goes on view in atlanta

virgil abloh's 'figures of speech' exhibition goes on view in atlanta

virgil abloh's 'figures of speech' exhibition goes on view in atlanta

virgil abloh's 'figures of speech' exhibition goes on view in atlanta

 

 

project info:

 

exhibition: virgil abloh: “figures of speech”
location: high museum of art, atlanta, GA
on view through: march 8, 2020