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September 12, 2018January 27, 2019

Garage presents Fabric of Felicity

The Garage Museum is putting on an exhibition entitled The Fabric of Felicity. This is an international project devoted to the role of clothes in art outside of the context of the fashion industry. Works by over 40 artists from all over the world will go on display, from representatives of historical avant-garde and Soviet and Brazilian underground art to the modern art and new generation artists.

The exhibition’s geography is predicated on the 21st century “silk roads”, or global shipment and production cycle routes for raw materials, fabrics and ready-made clothing. The research route runs from Stockholm to Daссa and from Ivanovo to Biella, Italy. It shows that the East vs West and North vs South stereotypes do not work any longer.

The exhibition is divided into several sections. The Fabric of Felicity section is devoted to everyday garments, a metaphor used for mass migration. Here you can see an installation created by Kamruzzaman Shadhin from Bangladesh that is made out of refugees’ clothes. A work by British artist Sharon Kivland highlights the dress code from the time of the French Revolution. Japanese artist Yuichiro Tamura showcases his collection of bomber jackets with traditional Japanese embroidery that were custom-made for US soldiers during the Korean War of 1950–1953.

Works by the Soviet conceptual artists Rimma Gerlovina and Valery Gerlovin can be seen next to a photograph from a documentary series by Mexican Pedro Valtierra and photographs by American Jimmy DeSana. The exhibition also has an archives section devoted to a review of avant-garde experiments, including the development of an all-purpose uniform.

The Garage Museum is putting on an exhibition entitled The Fabric of Felicity. This is an international project devoted to the role of clothes in art outside of the context of the fashion industry. Works by over 40 artists from all over the world will go on display, from representatives of historical avant-garde and Soviet and Brazilian underground art to the modern art and new generation artists.

The exhibition’s geography is predicated on the 21st century “silk roads”, or global shipment and production cycle routes for raw materials, fabrics and ready-made clothing. The research route runs from Stockholm to Daссa and from Ivanovo to Biella, Italy. It shows that the East vs West and North vs South stereotypes do not work any longer.

The exhibition is divided into several sections. The Fabric of Felicity section is devoted to everyday garments, a metaphor used for mass migration. Here you can see an installation created by Kamruzzaman Shadhin from Bangladesh that is made out of refugees’ clothes. A work by British artist Sharon Kivland highlights the dress code from the time of the French Revolution. Japanese artist Yuichiro Tamura showcases his collection of bomber jackets with traditional Japanese embroidery that were custom-made for US soldiers during the Korean War of 1950–1953.

Works by the Soviet conceptual artists Rimma Gerlovina and Valery Gerlovin can be seen next to a photograph from a documentary series by Mexican Pedro Valtierra and photographs by American Jimmy DeSana. The exhibition also has an archives section devoted to a review of avant-garde experiments, including the development of an all-purpose uniform.

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