Objet D’Art: The Mask of Fashion
ABOVE: UNISEX LATEX ‘MASKY’ TEE-SHIRT BY BOZIDAR BRAZDA
Every month, Interview picks an artist or designer created object that straddles the line between aesthetics and function. Subdued tastes need not apply.
The fact that Bozidar Brazda executed a show of wearable clothing over the last month without realizing his opening coincided with New York Fashion Week signals the artist’s subconscious knack for tapping into his surroundings. Brazda is known for his multimedia installations, which have occasionally incorporated garments, though none were fit for use until now. When Lower East Side staple Shoot the Lobster approached him in January, Brazda explains that “hanging art didn’t excite me…I thought it would be fun to do something with clothing.”
The result is a seven-piece show titled “Unisex Basics” that will surely interest art and fashion crowds alike, falling in line with the inclusivity Brazda imagined. “In the gallery setting there’s this imposed reverence,” he says. “People kind of stiffen up in front of art…[with] things like clothing, people can relax and enjoy it in a way that they are comfortable with.” Appropriately, the collection is loose-fitting and unisex. Turtlenecks and latex tee-shirts, like the one pictured above, are embellished with a face motif dubbed ‘Masky.’ “It represents neutrality, whether it be sexual neutrality as in unisex…it could go so far as to represent a concept that could stand for the idea of duality–the idea of things that can be used by multiple people for multiple reasons,” says Brazda. When one-size fits all, no one’s left out.
“UNISEX BASICS” IS ON VIEW AT SHOOT THE LOBSTER FROM FEBRUARY 12 TO MARCH 1, 2105.
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