March 2022

Art Exhibit | Costume as Contemporary Art

12MARAll Day14AUGArt Exhibit | Costume as Contemporary Art


March 12 (Saturday) - August 14 (Sunday)


MAD Museum of Arts and Design

Jerome and Simona Chazen Building 2 Columbus Circle New York 10019 United States


Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists from established names to emerging voices several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in the United States. By either making or altering clothing for expressive purposes these artists create garments sculpture installation and performance art that transforms dress into a critical tool. Adopted globally as an artistic strategy garmenting uses the language of fashion to challenge traditional divisions of form and function cast a critical eye on the construction of gender advance political activism and address cultural difference.

Museum of Arts and Design

MAD champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. Since the Museum’s founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum’s curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving 21st-century innovation, fostering a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design.
212.299.7777 2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019