With the current closure of galleries, museums and public art spaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the time to get art out, about and onto the site we take with us everywhere—our bodies.
Putting art front and centre, Art You Can Wear invited submissions from artists and non-artists worldwide for designs that have been printed on a limited edition run of T-shirts. Ten winning designs were chosen from hundreds of entries by a panel including MUMA’s Director Charlotte Day, City of Melbourne’s Design Director Jocelyn Chiew, artist Dr Christian Thompson and artist/Director of Monash Art Projects Professor Callum Morton.
Debris Facility is a Melbourne-based, queer body corporate. An artistic/corporate entity whose activities often parody and parasite processes of neoliberal identity construction and industrial commodification, they produce wearable works, installations and performances that respond to specific contexts. Based on a 'logo sample sheet', the Facility's T-shirt design is a manic proliferation of design tropes and a critical deployment of corporate branding. Logotypes can be thought of as blueprints for the construction of identity; worn on and beyond human bodies, they represent a distributed performance of labour.