Discomfort Zone: Fashion and Adornment from MassArt is a collaborative project with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, marking the latest in a history of partnerships between our two institutions. The alluring student works in Discomfort Zone originate from two MassArt departments: Fashion Design and Jewelry and Metalsmithing. The students, tasked with creating uncomfortable works, composed objects that hinder bodily movement, inflict corporal pain, and provoke emotional distress. Their imaginative garments and edgy adornments push the boundaries of what is considered wearable – physically, aesthetically, and psychologically.
Discomfort Zone was organized in conjunction with Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment as part of Mass Fashion, a consortium of eight cultural institutions brought together to celebrate the many facets of the Bay State’s fashion culture.
Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment is sponsored by the Caroline R. Graboys Fund, the Coby Foundation, the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and the Brockton Community Council.
Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment October 6, 2018 – April 21, 2019