Fast Fashion/Slow Art

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Fast Fashion/Slow Art

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Boyd Gallery
"Fast Fashion / Slow Art" features films, videos, installations, and performances by an international group of emerging and established contemporary artists and filmmakers.

Works

Still from "15 Hours," 2017, 16:9 film, color, sound by Wang Bing. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Still from "Lovely Andrea," 2007, single channel digital video, directed b y Hito Steyerel. Courtesy of the Artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York and Esther Schipper, Berlin

About

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.