|Type of Research:||Book|
|Creators:||Scardi, Gabi and Orta, Lucy|
This new book, published to coincide with an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London co-curated by Lucy Orta and Gabi Scardi (opened, 2/12/2010), looks at the relationship between the work of leading contemporary artists and fashion designers.
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 examines the role of clothing in cultural and personal stories, through the work of 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.
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion
Research Groups > Object Artefact Situation
|Copyright Holders:||Royal Academy of the Arts London|
|Related Websites:||http://www.damianieditore.it/catalogue/517, http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/gsk-contemporary-season-2010/exhibition/, http://www.artbook.com/9788862081627.html, http://www.studio-orta.com|
|Projects or Series:||Lucy Orta, Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Date Deposited:||31 Jan 2011 10:09|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 21:05|
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