Group exhibition

'GENDERQUAKE: Liberation, Appropriation, Rejection'

With its unique relationship to time, fashion functions as a barometer, detecting and often anticipating societal and cultural shifts. As creative practice, fashion is also used to experiment with and express the performance of identity, clothing the body in ideas and concepts that either conform to or resist diverse and evolving definitions of gender. GENDERQUAKE: Liberation, Appropriation, Rejection uses fashion as a privileged lens to analyze how people have adapted, confronted, and reinvented these notions. Distilled in shapes and silhouettes, gender stereotypes — and challenges to these stereotypes — are explored through iconic garments representing either specific historical moments or timeless stances. Spanning the beginning of the 20th century to today, and including designs by Mariano Fortuny, Chanel, Christian Dior, Mary Quant, Paco Rabanne, Rudi Gernreich, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kim Jones for Fendi, Versace, and Comme des Garçons, GENDERQUAKE invites viewers to acknowledge the ability of fashion to materialize messages and support the expression of individual and collective identities.


signature image for Generquake exhibition
Photo by Michael Bailey-Gates

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GENDERQUAKE is guest-curated by Stefano Tonchi with Marta Franceschini and presented as part of SCAD deFINE ART 2024.

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