September 7, 2016


Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University
CuteCircuit, iMiniskirts, “Ready-to-Wear” collection, autumn/winter 2014/15. New York Fashion Week. Courtesy CuteCircuit. Photo: Theodoros Chliapas.

Artists/designers: Marloes ten Bhömer, Melissa Coleman, Amy Congdon, CuteCircuit, Cedric Flazinski, Ying Gao, Mary Huang, N O R M A L S, Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Joachim Rotteveel, Leonie Smelt, Simon Thorogood, and Alison Tsai.

Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared.

CODED_COUTURE proposes a new interpretation of couture where coding is the ultimate design tool for creating customized garments and accessories. The works displayed range from forward-looking garments and accessories to video projections, objects, drawings, photographs, and interactive applications that provide the public with greater insights into what the future of fashion may hold.

The works in CODED_COUTURE are categorized according to four basic coding themes: biological, cultural, psychological, and synergistic. The themes explore topics of identity, representation, and how we relate to others through highly personalized fashion designs.

The exhibition debuted at Pratt Manhattan Gallery and will travel nationally to galleries including Tufts University Art Gallery, The Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts; CAM | Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina; and Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. The Ulrich presentation is sponsored by Norma Greever, the Gridley Family Foundation, the Khicha Family, Lee and Ron Starkel, and Georgia and Keith Stevens. Additional exhibition support is provided by Genevieve and Chris Farha, Vincent Farha, Toni and Bud Gates, Liz and Bob Workman, Patrick Habkirk and Dean Bradley, Pam Bjork, Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner, Trish Higgins, Bonnie and Richard Honeyman, Monica and James Smits and Aspen Boutique.

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