Fashioning Art/Artifying Fashion

9 December 2021, 3:00:00 am

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Session Convenors

Michelle Guo, Independent
Alison Kubler, Independent

Session Moderators

Michelle Guo, Independent
Alison Kubler, Independent

Session Speakers

Peter McNeil, University of Technology Sydney
Paola Di Trocchio, National Gallery of Victoria / University of Technology Sydney
Laini Burton, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
Isabella Darcy, Monash University
Matthew Linde, independent

Fashion and art have always coexisted and continue to inspire each other in dynamic ways. The following roundtable will discuss how various interactions and intersections between art and fashion have impacted each other. What impact has art had on fashion and fashion on art? How can museums and galleries present fashion alongside art in a meaningful way? How has the cultural hierarchy between art and fashion changed with the increased cross-contamination between fashion and art? How does the current landscape of art and fashion writing address these impacts?

THIS SESSION IS A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

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Biographies

Michelle Guo, Independent

Michelle is an emerging fashion/art curator, writer and historian. She holds a B.A (Hons) majoring in Art History and Sociology from University of Melbourne. Her Honour's thesis critiqued the rise of fashion exhibitions in museum spaces. She is interested in interactions and intersections of art and fashion with culture more broadly.


Alison Kubler, Independent

Alison Kubler has over 25 years’ experience working as a curator in museums and galleries in Australia. She has worked as Associate Curator, the University of Queensland Art Museum and on major public art commissions. She is a Member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia and sits on the Know My Name Board. She is the Editor-in-Chief of VAULT, and the Culture Vulture columnist for ESCAPE.com.au. In 2013 a book she co-authored with Mitchell Oakley-Smith entitled Art and Fashion in the Twentieth Century (Thames and Hudson) was published and has subsequently been translated into German and Japanese.


Peter McNeil, University of Technology Sydney

Dr. Peter McNeil FAHA is Distinguished Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney and lately Finland Distinguished Professor at Aalto University Helsinki. McNeil has an extensive record of co-publishing with museums on fashion-related topics: for Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Reigning Men); Kunsthaus Zurich (Fashion Drive); The Museum at FIT (Fashion and Power); Fitzwilliam, Cambridge (Luxury); Sydney Jewish Museum (Dressing Sydney); St Gallen (Furor Floralis); QAGOMA (Easton Pearson); National Museum of Australia (1913); NGV (Everlasting; Persuasion); Royal Armoury Stockholm (Royal Vintage).


Paola Di Trocchio, National Gallery of Victoria / University of Technology Sydney

Paola Di Trocchio is Curator, Fashion and Textiles at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she is investigating reading and writing fashion in the museum through a case study of Anna Piaggi.


Laini Burton, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

Dr Laini Burton is a Senior Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art where she is the Convenor of Higher Degree Research Programs. Her research interests centre on body politics, bio-art and design, contemporary art practise and criticism, fashion theory, performance art, and body/spatial relations. Recent publications appear in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture in the UK and Russia, Fashion Theory: A Reader (Routledge), and What is Performance Art? Australian Perspectives (Power Publications). Her forthcoming book titled Masks in Fashion and Popular Culture: Anonymity, Empowerment, and Identity, will be published by Bloomsbury, London in 2023.


Isabella Darcy, Monash University

Isabella Darcy is an emerging cross-media artist living and working in Naarm (Melbourne). Isabella’s practice follows an interest in the systems and flux of value within consumable objects and design, reconsidering and exploring value and the alignment with ways of contemporary culture, material culture and human consumption. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2020 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016 from Monash University.


Matthew Linde, independent 

Matthew Linde is an independent fashion exhibition-maker and researcher. Recent curated exhibitions include "apparel" at Neon Parc (Australia), Passageways: On Fashion's Runway at Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland) and The Overworked Body: An Anthology of 2000s Dress at Mathew Gallery and the Goethe-Institute's Ludlow38 (USA). In 2021 he completed his PhD at the School of Fashion & Textiles, RMIT University.