Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art

Devan Shimoyama, February II, 2019.
Silk flowers, rhinestones, jewelry, sequins, and embroidered patch on cotton hoodie with steel armature, coated wire and fishing line.

De Buck Gallery is pleased to share that artist Devan Shimoyama is featured in the upcoming exhibition “Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The show, which opens March 12, is guest-curated by Alexandra Schwartz with the support of curatorial assistant Alida Jekabson.

From the Museum of Arts and Design’s website:

The first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art, Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists, from established names to emerging voices, several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in the United States. By either making or altering clothing for expressive purposes, these artists create garments, sculpture, installation, and performance art that transforms dress into a critical tool. Adopted globally as an artistic strategy, garmenting uses the language of fashion to challenge traditional divisions of form and function, cast a critical eye on the construction of gender, advance political activism, and address cultural difference.


Museum of Arts and Design New York


March 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022


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