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Maja Gunn: PLAY, Nov 11 - Apr 22

Exhibition

Maja Gunn's work explores gender and queer identity in relation to clothes and textiles. The exhibition PLAY showcases a selection of her art and design projects in the form of experimental garments, textile works, and place-specific installations.

Maja Gunn, Professor in Crafts and Textile at HDK, holds a PhD in Fashion Design and, through her research, has developed design methods that focus on textile expressions of biological sex, gender and sexuality. Performativity, theatrical expressions , and exploratory play are the foci of her artistry.

The exhibition
... plays with the sexualising (traditionally male) gaze, and exhibits male breasts in silicon to explore notions of desire.
... allows you to try on breasts and play with how your body looks and your expected gender.
... relates lesbian stories and makes a shirt into a "lesbian shirt".
depicts children imitating their idols and highlights the need for role models to identify with.
... gives visitors a chance to listen to stories about how clothes can be important tools in dealing with separation.
provides bodies, memories, and desires.

Illustration: The Lesbian Shirt by Maja Gunn. Photo: Adina Fohlin

Date & hour: 11/11/2017

Categories: Art History and Visual Studies, Genusvetenskap, Art, Equal value & equal opportunities

Location: Textilmuseet, Skaraborgsvägen 3A, Borås

Event URL: Read more about Maja Gunn: PLAY, Nov 11 - Apr 22

Contact person: Maja Gunn

Page Manager: Karoline Axelson|Last update: 5/30/2016
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