Coming soon | Dressing up: clothing and camera | 23 November 2019 – 9 February 2020
This exhibition draws together photographs from the MGA collection that feature dress or clothing as a significant element in their making. Some of the photographers included have produced works with documentary intent. For many, a classification of their practice is not so clear cut. These artists photograph dress, clothing and the body to actively question appearances. They use photography as a tactic for testing the nature of consumer culture, challenging social norms or protesting histories of colonisation and discrimination. Shaping and shaped by the individual, our clothes can conceal, reveal and transform who we are. Like the photographs in this exhibition they are the bearers of memory, emotion and time.
Curator: Gareth Syvret @garethsyvret
Image: Deborah PAAUWE Foreign body 2004 from the series Chinese whispers #chromogenicprint
120.0 x 120.0 cm #mgacollection
courtesy #deborahpaauwe @deborahpaauwe @gagprojects @michaelreidsydney