Francesca Granata, Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies, will present on the panel “Off the Runway: Print as Performance in Contemporary Fashion” at the New York Art Book Fair Conference at MoMA PS1 on Friday, September 26 at 12:30. The conference is free and open to the public.
The panel explores the intersection of art, fashion and independent publishing. Panelists include K8 Hardy, Susan Cianciolo, and Granata and moderator Susan E. Thomas.
Regarding “Off the Runway,” the NY Art Book Fair Conference’s website states:
The fashion industry has long used publications as a means of marketing, typically in glossy magazines and coffee table books. Throughout the 20th century these print forms embodied complicated relationships among artists and designers, the fashion industry, and publishers. The punk wave of the 70s and the later rise of lifestyle magazines like The Face, i-d, and Paper Magazine marked a shift from presenting fashion for the affluent to promoting the anti-fashion of youth subcultures. By the end of the century, new serial publications like Visionaire and Purple had dispensed with any obligation to present fashion, per se. They adopted the techniques of artists’ books and zines to make print objects that investigated fashion subjects. At the same time, individual fashion designers and artists produced print publications and worked as guest editors or art directors for magazines. Other book artists have parodied the fashion industry. This session explores the intersection of art, fashion design, and independent publishing.
For more information, please visit http://nyartbookfair.com/conference/
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