What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
curated by Barrak Alzaid
Thursday June 23, 2011
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
153 1/2 Stanton Street, New York
antinormanybody offers an intimate snapshot of contemporary Arab and Middle Eastern artists and their dynamic vocabulary around the body. The exhibition invites viewers to consider embodiment and subjectivity as volatile and rife with potential. The exhibition showcases video and portraiture that consider the transformative potential of the body. The body can recast desire, act as a witness and simply be present in ways that are not legible within contemporary society. In the Middle East, bodies are inscribed within rigid expectations and norms by social dynamics, cultural norms and the media. Likewise, bodies from the Middle East are transported and transformed to serve neoliberal agendas elsewhere, where bodies are rendered legible only if they are oppressed, tortured or veiled.
Featuring works by Negar Behbahani, Mirak Jamal, Raed Yassin, Fatima Al Qadiri, Lyndsy Welgos, Monira Al Qadiri, and Marwa Arsanios.