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 »]
Writer, critic, DIS contributor, and New Museum ‘net artist in residence,’ Brian Droitcour, is giving a talk on “Vernacular Criticism” Saturday, 3pm, at the New Museum. The king of Yelp gallery reviews will be discussing “writing about art outside the established channels of professional media,” and how the public sphere of social media “calls for a revision of institutional and critical practices.” Obviously we’re excited. Vernacular Criticism is part of Droitcour’s digital project for the New Museum’s First Look series, Fifteen Stars.