“Fashionality” is a newly coined term that refers to the visual culture and semiotics of dress and adornment. Combining the words “fashion,” “personality,” and “nationality,” it reflects the interplay between clothing, identity, and culture. The exhibition surrounded this theme, and explored the work of twenty-three contemporary Canadian artists who employed apparel as a primary medium, subject or sign. Reflecting wide geographic and cultural diversity, Fashionality picked up these threads and considered the many artists who have turned to apparel for its expressive qualities. In doing so, they uncovered what it means to be woven into Canada’s national fabric.
Guest curated by Julia Pine