Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, US
Zoë Buckman, Embroidery on vintage lingerie, Photo: Jenna Bascom
The first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art, Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists, from established names to emerging voices, several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in the United States. By making or altering clothing for expressive purposes, these artists create garments, sculpture, installation, and performance art that transform dress into a critical tool. Adopted globally as an artistic strategy, garmenting uses the language of fashion to challenge traditional divisions of form and function, cast a critical eye on the construction of gender, advance political activism, and address cultural difference.
Live performances and activations involving five of the artists in Garmenting will be presented on-site throughout the exhibition.
Celebratory Skin / Knowledge, 2019, Raúl de Nieves, Photo: Jenna Bascom
Untitled (from “One of the Boys”), 2017–18, Esmaa Mohamoud with Qendrim Hoti, Photo: Jenna Bascom
Mindfulness Activated Future Possibility Generator Storage System and Access Point (MAFPGSSAP), 2022, Saya Woolfalk, Photo: Jenna Bascom
Museum of Arts And Design
Jerome and Simona Chazen Building
2 Columbus Circle, NYC