Vivan Sundaram in Garmenting: Costume and Contemporary Art
March 12, 2022 – August 14, 2022
Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY
Vivan Sundaram’s work is included in the exhibition Garmenting: Costume and Contemporary Art at Museum of Arts and Design, the first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art.
The exhibition is guest curated by Alexandra Schwartz, a New York-based art historian, curator, and adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Studies at SUNY | Fashion Institute of Technology. Schwartz remarked, “Despite the current ubiquity of garmenting as a visual arts practice, it has not previously been examined or theorized. This exhibition centers contemporary artists’ exploration of dress as a formal trope and critical tool, using the language of fashion to address fundamental aspects of subjectivity, including gender, class, race, and ethnicity.”