Project Description

18 Days with Hair Towels (2008 - 2019)

18 Days with Hair Towels (2008 – 2019)

Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?

October 3 –  25, 2019

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.

Catalogue available.

Koehnline Museum of Art
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL (near Chicago)
USA