Fast Fashion / Slow Art features the work of an international group of emerging and established contemporary artists and filmmakers to explore the making, distribution, and use of affordable, mass-produced apparel for quick consumption often known as "fast fashion." Collectively these makers encourage scrutiny of clothing production today, exploring such timely issues as sustainability, technology, labor, and consumer culture. In making visible critical issues which may typically escape our notice, the exhibition encourages "slow looking" to facilitate conversation about the complexity of the fast-paced, global garment industry, which is an integral part of our everyday lives.
Fast Fashion / Slow Art is organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in cooperation with the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, as well as the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.
Artists in the Exhibition
Wang Bing Julia Brown
Rosemarie Trockel Martin de Thurah
The exhibition catalogue is available for purchase at the Bowdoin Store.
"Fast/Fashion sparks dialogue on clothing industry," Bowdoin Orient, February 28, 2020
Finding Fast Fashion, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, January 27, 2020
Recent Programming for Fast Fashion/Slow Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, March 30, 2020