Fabiola Jean-Louis, “Madame Beauvoir’s Painting,” 2016, photograph and paper shoes, 26 x 33 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Fashioning Memory will explore the connections between dress and personal narrative, particularly how the symbolisms imbued in the objects we choose to adorn ourselves with allow us to engage in the concealing or revealing of our identities. Discussants include artist Fabiola Jean-Louis; artist Dong Kyu Kim; curator Kalia Brooks Nelson, PhD; and fashion designer Marco Hall, and will be moderated by Dressed co-curator Kristen J. Owens. This conversation is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dressed.