Truth in Fiction — Yin-hsiang Chou’s Art in Clothing Concept & Design

2023.02.18 - 2023.04.09 KMFA KSpace, Basement Level

OPENING  Feb. 18, 2023 (Sat.)  2:30-4:30 pm

With his academic training in fashion design, Yin-hsiang Chou (formerly known as Yi-hong Chou) has not only invested many years in the cultivation of fashion design talent and observation of the fashion industry in Taiwan, but also explored the interdependence between human body and clothing through his artistic creation. This exhibition demonstrates Chou’s understanding about the fluidity of “vogue/fashion.” In addition, using “clothing” as a kind of art form, he interprets his insight into and reflection upon fashion design. By putting artistic creation into practice and examining the concepts as well, Chou expands the existing concept of “clothing” in an interdisciplinary fashion, with attempts to break away from the traditional thinking of fashion design and the business model of industrialized apparel manufacturing, in order to discover more possibilities on concepts and entities of clothing.
Jokingly calling himself a “pseudo artist with design thinking,” Chou aspires to infuse more autonomy into the relationship between clothing and human body and provide viewers with multiple perspectives to look at his works and the fashion world, with a view to recovering the true nature of humanity both inside and outside, “restoring” the human senses already “dismembered” by commercial branding and manipulation, and diversifying the facets of “what above body surface” through inspiring viewers’ perceptual and conscious acuity.

Supported by Bureau of Culture Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government
Organized by Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts