movana chen: 'fashion ethics   wear good' exhibition, korea
aug 11, 2009
movana chen: 'fashion ethics wear good' exhibition, korea


cross-genre fashion ethics ‘wear good’
gyeonggi museum of modern art, korea

july 23rd to october 4th, 2009


body container – VOGUE, 2009
installation / magazine sculpture
image courtesy of pékin fine arts

the ‘cross-genre exhibition’ is one of the annual shows held by gyeonggi museum of modern art
in korea. this year the focus is on fashion and is entitled ‘
‘.
the exhibition invites domestic as well as overseas fashion designers and artists who are practicing
ethical fashion based on their primary interests in eco-friendly fabrics, recycling, fair trade
and including ethnic costumes. a new standard of value in fashion as well as for costume aesthetics
is explored through the pieces on display.

one of the artists participating in the exhibition is hong kong-based movana chen,
whose main art production tools involve a shredding machine and magazines.
chen constructs various structures, clothing and containers by knitting the thousands of shreds
of magazine, transforming the normally discarded paper into a textile-like material.
by shredding the magazines chen makes a statement of resistance towards consumer culture.
her practice of knitting and reconstructing questions the original language of magazines,
subverting their message into an alternative means of ‘reading’ print media.



installation / performance of body container in the street
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



body container – VOGUE, 2009
installation / magazine sculpture
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



chen knit shreds of magazine into a sock-like tubular form to be worn by an individual
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



body container – VOGUE, 2009
installation / magazine sculpture
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



body container – VOGUE, 2009
installation / magazine sculpture
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



showing the flexibility of the textile-like material as a result of knitting magazines
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



body container – VOGUE, 2009
installation / magazine sculpture
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



a look at the knitted shreds of magazine
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



numerous body containers in different forms and color variations
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



deconstructing, 2004-2008
installation / knitted magazines, shredded pages, 6m x 4m
image courtesy of pékin fine arts



deconstructing, 2004-2008
installation / knitted magazines, shredded pages, 6m x 4m
image courtesy of pékin fine arts

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