Wes Anderson and His Partner Juman Malouf Curating Austrian Art Exhibit


The couple that puts on quirky art exhibitions in Austria together, stays together.

Frieze reports that filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner Juman Malouf, a novelist and designer, will be curating an exhibition for the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The duo will be pulling pieces from the museum’s collection of “musical instruments, armour and weapons, Greco-Roman antiquities, as well as imperial carriages and sleighs from the Wagenburg museum.” PreviousKunsthistorisches guest curators include pop artist Ed Ruscha and British artist and author Edmund de Waal. The show will run from September 11, 2018 through January 20, 2019 and will travel to Venice’s Fondazione Prada.

If you’re unfamiliar with Malouf, the New York Times Style Magazine wrote a colorful 2015 profile about her:

A former fashion designer (she co-founded the early-aughts cult label Charlotte Corday) and theater costumer, she favors prim vintage dresses, faded florals and a signature half-pinned hairstyle she describes as ‘‘messy 1940s.’’ She could easily fit, unadulterated, into a quirky Anderson production, giving Margot Tenenbaum a run for her money, and is the perfect foil for the 46-year-old director, with his bespoke tweeds and Wildean pageboy. Her fascination with anachronistic elegance is reflected in the curio-filled Paris apartment that the couple bought fully furnished from the family of its previous elderly inhabitant (“we eat off her dishes,” Malouf says). She cites as one of her inspirations the meticulous, deeply researched approach of her best friend, the photographer Taryn Simon. “I think I probably choose clothes the same way I pick a certain picture to draw,” she says. “I don’t know how you control what you gravitate to. It controls you.”

So, yeah, this exhibition will be perfection.

Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs will be released on March 23.