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Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art

Tue, Nov 30, 2021

MAD Moments, a virtual program hosted by chief curator Elissa Auther, welcomes MAD’s Nanette L. Laitman Director Tim Rodgers and Alexandra Schwartz, curator of MAD’s upcoming exhibition Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art, opening on March 12, 2022. During the program, Elissa, Tim, and Alexandra will discuss this multi-artist extravaganza, featuring more than thirty works of art, craft, and costume from across the world. Hear their insights on the definition of “garmenting,” its unique role in the craft universe, and its fascinating contributions to contemporary art.

Together, they will explore the diverse works included in the show and the artists who have defined this genre, from art world giants such as Louise Bourgeois and Annette Messager to contemporary innovators including Nick Cave, Kent Monkman, Mary Sibande, Devan Shimoyama, Sanford Biggers, Saya Woolfalk and Zoë Buckman. Interact through the chat feature and stay tuned for the Q and A featuring special surprise guests! This event will be broadcast from The Theater at MAD before a LIVE studio audience for the first time.

The program will be held on November 30, Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving. As our gift to the MAD community, virtual access is provided free. Zoom registration is required. Closed captioning will be provided.

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Photo credit: Devan Shimoyama (United States, b. 1989), February II, 2019. Silk flowers, rhinestones, jewelry, sequins, and embroidered patch on cotton hoodie with steel armature, coated wire and fishing line, 45 × 72 × 12 in. (114.3 × 182.9 × 30.5 cm). Courtesy Private Collection and De Buck Gallery, New York. Photo: Phoebe dHeurle

In accordance with the Mayor of New York City’s Emergency Executive Order, all attendees are required to provide I.D. and proof of vaccination against Covid-19. Learn more about the Museum’s health and safety protocols.

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