Lecture at the Benaki Museum, Athens, July 8

Pyuupiru, Mercury Planetaria, 2001

On July 8th, I will be speaking and giving a tour at the Benaki Museum in Athens, in conjunction with the exhibition "ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion." The lecture is based on an article that I recently wrote titled “Decentering Fashion: Carnival, Performance and the Grotesque Body,” to be published in the upcomingNot a Toy: Radical Character Design in Fashion and Costume (Atopos and Pictoplasma, September 2011).

“ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion” includes contemporary designers whose work questions aesthetic norms, particularly bodily norms, by making reference to contemporary characters. It is curated by Vassilis Zinadiakis, creative director of ATOPOS, a nonprofit based in Athens, for the exploration of contemporary visual culture. The visit is made possible by the American Embassy in Athens.

So please do come and say hello in the chance you are there (here are the details)!