Aware: Art, Fashion, Identity

Aware: Art, Fashion, Identity
Library Shelf Location 06.IDEN
Publication Date 2010
Description This fascinating new book, published to coincide with an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (opening, 2/12/2010), looks at the relationship between the work of leading contemporary artists and fashion. Aware – Art Fashion Identity reflects upon the relationship between our physical covering and constructed personal environments, our individual and social identities and the contexts in which we live. The book looks at the role of clothing in cultural and personal stories through the work of about 30 artists. Issues of belonging and nationality, displacement and political and social confrontation are addressed in the work of Yinka Shonibare, Sharif Waked, Alicia Framis, Meschac Gaba, Dai Rees and Acconci Studio. The importance of performance in the presentation of fashion and clothing, and in highlighting the roles that we play in our daily life, is explored through the work of Hussein Chalayan, Gillian Wearing RA and Andreas Gursky, amongst others. As a mechanism of expression, the exploration of the role of clothing has been at the heart of the artistic practice of a number of contemporary artists, and has particular resonance for those attuned to the social situations of their times.
ISBN 9788862081627
Quantity 1
Pages 254
Authors Gabi Scardi, Joanne Entwistle, Lucy Orta
Format Softcover
Publisher Damiani - New York, Paris, Bologna, Hong Kong
Related Artists Alicia Framis, Andrea Zittel, Andreas Gursky, Cindy Sherman, Claudia Losi, Gillian Wearing, Grayson Perry, Kimsooja, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Meschac Gaba, Rosemarie Trockel, Vito Acconci, Yinka Shonibare, Hussein Chalayan, Helen Storey, Marcello Maloberti, Maria Papadimitriou, Maja Bajevic, Azra Aksamija, Katerina Seda, Handan Börüteçene, Mella Jaarsma, Katerinaedá, Susie MacMurray, Alexander McQueen, Dai Rees, Sharif Waked, Yohji Yamamoto, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono
Categories Fashion, Art by Subject
Keyword Identity
Language English

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