Second Skins: Cloth and Difference30. Apr - 30. Apr 09 / ended iniva - Institute of International Visual Arts
Tickets: £35, £17.50 all concessions and group discounts (10 or more)
9am - 5.45pm
Second Skins: Cloth and Difference
Cloth – draped, wrapped, folded and tied – cocoons the body like a second skin: protecting, connecting and signifying. It is through the fibres of cloth, together with its colour, pattern and texture that we as individuals and society convey our identities, beliefs and values.
The Second Skins symposium at Rivington Place on Thursday 30 April looks at the way in which clothing is part of expressing our individuality. Like a skin, it protects us, connects us to - or distinguishes us from - one another, and communicates something about our beliefs, values and aspirations. Cloth and clothing can also be seen as a means by which to free oneself from societies’ constraints of social, racial and cultural conformities and hierarchies.
Iniva will draw together cultural critics and curators Yasmin Canvin, Jessica Hemmings, John Hutnyk, Sarat Maharaj, Sarah Quinton, Barbara Taylor, and artists Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, Raimi Gbadamosi, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Margareta Kern, Grace Ndiritu, and Rosanna Raymond with a specially commissioned performance. It is unusual for a group of speakers and artists of this calibre to come together to discuss and contemplate the importance of cloth and clothing within the diversity of contemporary society.
Thursday 30 April, 9.00am-5.45pm
Iniva at Rivington Place
Barclays Project Space
Tickets: £35, £17.50 all concessions
(including lunch at Rochelle School)
Group and student discounts available
Advanced booking essential (limited numbers)
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