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Aware – Art Fashion Identity Gabi Scardi, Lucy Orta & Joanne Entwistle Published in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London Available: January 2011 ISBN: 9788862081627 Price: £25.00 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Illustrations: 200 col & b/w ills Size: 235 x 165 mm Category: Fashion Rights: UK & Eire, Greece, E Europe, Middle East, Far East only
JOHN RULE SPRING 2011
This book, published to coincide with an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, looks at the relationship between the work of leading contemporary artists and fashion. Aware – Art Fashion Identity reflects upon the relationship between our physical covering and constructed personal environments, our individual and social identities and the contexts in which we live. The book looks at the role of clothing in cultural and personal stories through the work of about 30 artists. Issues of belonging and nationality, displacement and political and social confrontation are addressed in the work of Yinka Shonibare, Sharif Waked, Alicia Framis, Meschac Gaba, Dai Rees and Vito Acconci. The importance of performance in the presentation of fashion and clothing, and in highlighting the roles that we play in our daily life, is explored through the work of Hussein Chalayan, Gillian Wearing RA and Andreas Gursky, amongst others.