Francesca Granata's "Fashioning the Grotesque Body"

Thursday Evening Salon Series

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Spring 2012 Season: January 12-May 17


68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ

Free to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Phone: 908.273.9121

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will feature Francesca Granata, ADHT Professor of Fashion Studies, in their Spring 2012 season of Thursday Evening Salon Series on January 26. The series, now in its fifth season, functions as a forum for current topics in the arts, humanities and the social sciences with artists, curators, philosophers and writers.

Dr. Granata’s discussion, called “Fashioning the Grotesque Body,” will focus on the proliferation of grotesque images of the body within contemporary fashion and will explore the link between art and fashion through the work of experimental designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons to the designer and performance artist Leigh Bowery.

Image: Merce Cunningham, Scenario, BAM 1997 (Costumes: Rei Kawakubo). Image courtesy of Merce Cunningham’s Archives




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