October 3 – 25, 2019
Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear? – International Group Exhibition
Fashion has many definitions. As a noun, it represents the role of clothing, art, style, beauty, adornment, and the identity and expression of the psychical body. As a verb, consider how history, society, art, and politics fashion who we are. How is our fashion, and how are we fashioned, shaped by gender, identity, culture, ethnicity, class, and race? What we wear can be used as a vehicle to provoke, embellish, speak or conform.
The works are focused on women in the United States or globally, having either a contemporary or historical context or show issues related to ‘fashioning the self’ in either the public or private sphere. The exhibition is sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and the Women’s Gender Studies Program.
Fashioning the Self : You Are What You Wear?, Oakton Community College/Koehnline Museum of Art, 2019, Des Plaines, IL, USA
Koehnline Museum of Art
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL (near Chicago)