Artists Wesam Al Asali, FRAUD and Nastassja Simensky come together to bring a critical framing to the concept of preservation. Embracing different methodologies and spanning diverse contexts – from the Syrian conflict, to pre and postindustrial England – their practices shed light on issues of accountability, agency, power and ownership.
Yoshinari Nishio created a series of wearable flags patch-worked from hundreds of unwanted garments collected from the local area. Separating and re-arranging national flags, these designs sought an escape from national or personal identity and were used as a mechanism for dialogue and exchange.
The flags formed part of a fashion intervention with the public around the streets of Loughborough, which was documented in a free newspaper. The box-like shape of the flags referenced the human billboards used by Domino’s pizza company as a form of advertising, which Yoshinari became interested in as a ‘new fashion’ for Loughborough.
Yoshinari Nishio has worked on art projects presenting novel angles on clothing and its potential power, consistently referring to the relationship between fashion and communication.
Curated by Momus, AfterGold explored value(s) in the context of the Japanese and British Olympic teams using Loughborough University as a training base ahead of the London Games in 2012. Read more