The power of architecture comes from both its ubiquity and necessity. Unlike photography, film, painting, or sculpture, it's always present in our lives — we sleep, eat, talk, and argue in architecture. It literally shapes the world around us. It can welcome or discriminate, unite or divide. It can be shared.
What if fashion celebrated our ancestral lineage and the elders in our community? What if it created spontaneous energetic collaborations among strangers in sound, healing, performance, dialogue, and movement all over public spaces and in daily life?
Artist Ben Sloat and curator Julia Kirchmer explore Chinese history, old and new, by layering idealized images of both ancient and modern worlds — from sumptuous gold wallpaper depicting a life long gone, to oil paintings of the father of modern China, to the walls of Pearl River itself.