6 September 2011 - Short Message

#Fashion #art #gender: Collier Schorr - collaborated with Y-3, designer Tim Hamilton - in exhibition

Recently, the new Y-3 FW2011/12 campaign video 'Beneath, Between, Beyond' by New York based artist Collier Schorr was released. The artist's activities in fashion are not new: for US designer Tim Hamilton - he has received in 2009 the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Swarovski Award for Menswear, Collier Schorr presented his menswear style with videos of men who are climbing up ropes while others are stabilizing the ropes' ends on the ground (video of the 'clique' below).

From 9 September to 23 October 2011, Collier Schorr's exploration of the difference between masculine and feminine poses, gender, identity is part of the exhibition 'Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports' at the Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery (Middletown, Connecticut); co-sponsored by the Art History Program of the Department of Art and Art History, the Physical Education Department, and the Center for Film Studies at Wesleyan University.
The traveling exhibition 'Mixed Signals' (premiered in Feb 2009) about the 'stereotypical American male athlete' is organized by the New York based 'Independent Curators International'. For this exhibition, the ICI-curators have selected artists who are like Collier Schorr, Matthew Barney or Brian Jungen (he works with found objects from the sports industry such as sport shoes about sport ceremonies, identity) interested on the impact of popular culture on socialization.

"Using elements of wit, sarcasm, and controversy, the artists challenge cultural assumptions that gender is natural or innate. Instead, they emphasize the many ways masculinity is performed, coded, and socially constructed, perhaps even more so in the spectacular, media-saturated field of sports." wesleyan.edu/cfa/press-mixedsignals.html

Video: Fashion by Tim Hamilton, film by Collier Schorr, 2009.

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