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 »]
Whose space is it anyway? Is there a difference between a public space and a common space?
Ongoing at The Kitchen until June 14, Common Spaces seeks to address questions surrounding space and commonality through diverse artistic practices, multimedia projects and workshops. From Occupy’s relationship with Zucotti Park to the privatization of public spaces across the globe, the necessity to reclaim a notion of the commons over that of the public has become increasingly pressing in our times.
Presented by the Whitney Museum of Art Independent Study Program, the exhibition is organized by the Program’s annual Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows: Maria Teresa Annarumma, Molly Everett, Joo Yun Lee, and Kristine Jærn Pilgaard. Support for the Independent Study Program is provided by Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa, The Capitale Group Charitable Foundation, and the Whitney Contemporaries through their annual Art Party benefit.
Catch the remainder of the exhibition and a screening of Knut Åsdam’s Abyss and Tripoli on Saturday, June 14th at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.