Mode Brut, a collaboration between the Museum of Craft and Design and Creativity Explored, is a fashion-based exhibition that includes distinctive designs by over 50 Creativity Explored artists. Specializing in vogue as an artwork observe, this exhibition options 4 new collections made by designer groups alongside developmentally disabled artists. Taking part collaborators embody Creativity Explored Studio Line, led by teacher Victor Molina; group artwork collective Bonanza; queer advocate and mannequin Yanni Brumfield; and San Francisco-based high fashion vogue model Tokyo Gamine.
The exhibition goals to problem guests to assume previous acquainted modes of attire by redefining what — and who — is trendy. Yanni Brumfield notes that their assortment for Mode Brut embodies “a fierce, radical limitless tone, one of Self, Freedom of expression, gender non-conforming, and body positivity. It shows the audience you can be any version of you and express that in any way you like. It’s a statement of self-acceptance and love.”
Through the lens of developmentally disabled artists at the intersection of visible arts, vogue, and outsider artwork, Mode Brut hopes to encourage viewers to contemplate the function vogue can play when it comes to questions of accessibility, gender roles, and identification.
Mode Brut is now on view by way of January 23, 2022. A digital runway vogue present that includes taking part artists and designers will premiere online on September 30, 2021.
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Assist for Mode Brut is generously supplied by Pamela and David Hornik. Extra assist is supplied by the National Endowment for the Arts, Coordinated Resources Inc. of San Francisco, and The California Wellness Foundation. Mode Brut is made doable partially by the Gucci Changemakers Impression Fund and The Artistic Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that is also supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Basis. In-kind assist is supplied by Saks Fifth Avenue and DOGO. For the full checklist of supporters, go to sfmcd.org/modebrut.
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