A model wearing a graphic sweater

Refashioning: CFGNY & Wataru Tominaga

Refashioning presents two project spaces from transdisciplinary artists and fashion designers Concept Foreign Garments New York (CFGNY) and Wataru Tominaga. Featuring garments, accessories, and textile works, the exhibition examines the ways in which these two practices—one based in New York, the other in Tokyo—challenge preconceived notions of gender and identity, and in particular what the artists describe as “vaguely Asian” aesthetics. These site-specific interventions consist of pre-existing and new work that explores how fashion can be approached as a medium with a unique capacity to reveal sociopolitical histories that are quite literally waged on the body.

Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga was organized by Japan Society, New York and curated by Tiffany Lambert, curator. The presentation at the Hammer is organized by Erin Christovale, curator, with Nika Chilewich, former curatorial assistant, and Ikechúkwú Onyewuenyi, curatorial associate.

Generous support for Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga is provided by Sonya Yu. Additional support provided by The Japan Foundation and Thomas Lavin.
Media Sponsorship is provided by Flaunt.