“Fashionality” is a newly coined term that refers to the visual culture and semiotics of dress and adornment. Combining the words “fashion,” “personality,” and “nationality,” it suggests the interplay between clothing, identity and culture. Reflecting wide geographic and cultural diversity, this exhibition focuses upon the ways in which the concerns, identities and aesthetics of those living in Canada are expressed, deconstructed and reconfigured through the idiom of dress.

This blog records exhibition-related information, as well as work and events related to artists appearing in the show.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Carleton University Magazine

Yes, one day this curator will learn to speak to the press without hiccupping or guffawing.  But -- what can I say, Kent Monkman has a wicked sense of humour -- in addition to his razor-sharp abilities at cultural critique. The following is an article from Carleton University Magazine, the summer edition. The hard copy of the article also has images of works by Lori Blondeau (COSMOSQUAW, 1996), and Mary Wong (from her Yellow Apparel series, 2004 - present).


Mary Wong. Peformance still (with model) from Yellow Apparel project, 2004 - present.

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