CODED_COUTURE

September 10 – December 4, 2016

CuteCircuit, iMiniskirts, Ready-to-Wear Collection Autumn/Winter 2014/2015, New York Fashion Week. Photo courtesy CuteCircuit, photo Theodoros ChliapasCoding infers methodologies usually associated with computer programming and social science research. CODED_COUTURE features the work of 10 international artist-designers whose approaches to personalization are sympathetic to the allure and history of haute couture, yet whose inventive designs are rooted in new technology. Simply stated, to code is to convert one piece of information into another form. These practitioners each use coding to convert a consumer’s personal information into a custom garment. They pioneer ways to communicate and connect with the wearer, gathering information that transforms the aesthetics of the work in substantial ways. The unique results, created in partnership with each individual wearer, go far beyond the mass market approach of companies like Nike and Levi’s who offer customers the option to select from a limited palette of colors or patterns from a drop-down menu.

Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of curatorsquared, this exhibition premieres during Fashion Week in February 2016 in New York City at Pratt Manhattan Gallery. It proposes a new interpretation of couture that reflects coding as the ultimate design tool for customizing clothing and accessories to fit the body, and mind, while exploring a range of ideas from self-expression and personal history to cultural stereotypes, social phenomena, and quantifiable biological data. The exhibition includes garments, drawings, sketchbooks, video projections, and interactive opportunities for visitors to engage in the design process.

IMAGE:CuteCircuit, iMiniskirts, Ready-to-Wear Collection Autumn/Winter 2014/2015, New York Fashion Week. Photo courtesy CuteCircuit, photo Theodoros Chliapas


Coded_Couture is organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Foxof c²-curatorsquared. The 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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Coded_Couture opens at Ulrich Museum

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Fashion meets technology in new Ulrich exhibit

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Coded_Couture Opens at Ulrich Museum of Art

360 Wichita, 360wichita.com 9/9/2016

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