The Curatorial Project: UNLABEL – Fashion Beyond Categorization
May 24 - Sep 29 2019
They say that clothes make the man or woman. It's been a very long time since people wrapped themselves in fabric to merely cover their bodies or protect themselves against the elements. Fashion has always been a means of self-presentation, of differentiation, as well as a projection surface for social constructs. The understanding of ‘gender’ is therefore subject to social, political and cultural attributions. The relevant norms, which become visible in fashion, change over the course of time and, depending on the social context, take shape differently. What kind of clothing is regarded as masculine or feminine and how might such attributions be reconsidered? The exhibition examines this question using current work by eight fashion designers and artists, who confront standard gender norms with alternative designs and concepts. From the idea to the completed concept, the exhibition has been developed and implemented by MA Art Education students who are specialising in 'curatorial studies.'