Lique Schoot, “18 Days with Hairtowels (2008 – 2019)”. Courtesy of the artist
Work of Lique Schoot can be viewed at the exhibition “Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?” in the Koehnline Museum of Art.
Fashion has many definitions. As a noun, it represents the role of clothing, art, style, beauty, adornment, and the identity and expression of the psychical body. As a verb, consider how history, society, art, and politics fashion who we are. How is our fashion, and how are we fashioned, shaped by gender, identity, culture, ethnicity, class, and race? What we wear can be used as a vehicle to provoke, embellish, speak or conform.
The International Group Exhibition ‘Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?’ shows work that celebrates women who persist, in all media, including performance artists. The focus is on women in the US or globally – in a contemporary or historical context, in either the public or private sphere.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and the Women’s Gender Studies Program.
Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?, Oakton Community College/Koehnline Museum of Art, 2019, Des Plaines, IL, USA