By Allison L. |
April 12, 2022
Mary Sibande, "The Domba Dance"

Associate Professor Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz was one of a group of select artists chosen to showcase their work as part of the first global exhibition dedicated to using clothing as a medium of visual art.

“Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art” is being held at Manhattan’s Museum of Arts and Design and centers around five themes: functionality, gender, activism, cultural differences, and performance.

According to curator and art historian Alexandra Schwartz, “So many of the artists are translating the meaning of their personal history, where they’ve been, their place in this world, into these outfits.” More than just material, their artwork often represents the sacred power of cloth to protect, welcome, and empower.

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Featured image: Photograph by Jenna Bascom

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