Our clothing and other forms of dress are often taken as the externalization of an internally coherent self, the outward manifestation of an inner destiny. Our 2021 Queer Exhibition Dress/Address features four artists, each exploring clothing as relational media, as elements within a social communication system that telegraphs belonging, cohabitations, in-jokes, claimed lineages and shared futurities. Dressing performs as address, in both the verb and the noun; as the media, syntax, phonemes and form of communicating with or communicating to one another; but also as identifying where we are communicating from – our habitation, domicile, departures and arrivals, and other local details that notate our place and situatedness. Dress/Address points to the communicative latency that has always existed in textile arts, the ways that clothing, accessories, and the associated demeanours, airs, poses, and other choreography are formative of the relations between one clothed person and another.
Venue: Grey Projects
When: 2 Dec 2020 - 20 Feb 2021,
By: Grey Projects