With Shani Ha, Chris Habana and Vincent Tiley, and Jade Yumang
Co-Curated by Danny Orendorff and Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Museum of Arts and Design (NYC, NY)
7th floor Event Space
– “Fetish Wear Meets Durational Performance Art in Queer Installation,” Justin Moran, Out.com, June 5, 2017
– “Kinetic Intimacies at fashion after Fashion,” Jeppe Ugelvig, Performa Magazine, June 13, 2017
About the Performance
Organized in response to MAD’s exhibition fashion after Fashion, this two-hour durational performance program features new works by interdisciplinary artists, designers, and dancers whose projects navigate the intersections of fashion, sculpture, installation, and performance.
New works by Shani Ha, the duo of Chris Habana and Vincent Tiley, and Jade Yumang will be installed and activated by the artists and dancers on MAD’s seventh floor and within the Museum’s lobby. Inspired by the curatorial premise that the field of fashion today goes beyond the traditional constellation of runway shows and commodities to encompass an expanded set of conceptual projects and display strategies, these works investigate a deeper connection between the body, identity, and garments that can only be conveyed through the pairing of material and movement.
Presenting the intimate actions of getting dressed, personal transformation, and self-styling within the public space of the Museum, each performance will explore the role fashion plays in crafting identity and establishing interpersonal connections.
Shani Ha’s work was performed by Mathilde Chapellière, Caroline Darty, Amélie Gaulier-Brody, Alycia Perrin-Rodriguez. Jade Yumang’s work was performed by Alvaro Gonzalez Dupuy and Sara Jimenez. Chris Habana and Vincent Tiley’s work was performed by Jerome AB, Forrest Wu, and Ash Yergens.