A Glance at Pants

16 October 2024 to 26 January 2025

You probably wear pants a lot, but what do you really know about them? From October 2024, our participatory ideas lab zam will put the spotlight on one piece of attire that everyone knows intimately, yet which is usually overshadowed by other items of clothing

The Participatory Space

About the exhibition

About the exhibition

Pants from the collections of the Weltmuseum Wien will be juxtaposed with new creations: In collaboration with young creatives from three Viennese fashion schools, we want to explore and stage the literal fabric used to ostentatiously display or thoroughly conceal the lower half of the body.

Expectations of clothing traditions read as masculine or feminine will be subjected to a fact check, which will use creative means to address the shaky ground on which our stereotypical ideas stand. We also want to see what stories children’s pants from different parts of the world can tell and how they were and still are featured in them.

A varied series of workshops and hands-on activities will encourage visitors of all ages to get involved and hopefully fuel the anticipation of more pants to come – because A Glance at Pants sees itself as an hors d’œuvre, a discursive appetizer to the major 2025 special exhibition at the Weltmuseum Wien: Wer hat die Hosen an? // Who’s Wearing the Pants?

Daily (except Monday)
10 am to 6 pm
10 am to 9 pm

Weltmuseum Wien

Neue Hofburg, Heldenplatz
1010 Vienna, Austria

Free Entry
Being part of ZAM the exhibit can be visited for free.

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