January 16-22, 2017

TO DO Talks: Alessandro Guerriero and Luigi Ferrara discuss ‘Workwear’

Presented in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre, and devised and curated by Milan-based architect, designer and artist Alessandro Guerriero, ‘Workwear’ features the work of 40 Italian and international artists, designers and architects. The exhibition focuses of uniforms and daily workwear, and how they can be both playful and cutting-edge in their design.

On January 20th, Alessandro Guerriero and Luigi Ferrara  — Dean, Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology and Director, Institute without Boundaries — will offer attendees an informal tour of the exhibition, and provide insight on the project.

Curator Alessandro Guerriero investigates the origins of workwear and the ways in which a uniform can define and support identity in society. “The original garment derives from a love gesture that on one side protects us and on the other underlines our condition,” said Guerriero. “However, when society defined the power balance, these two meanings were upset and clothing changed from being a mark of our fragility into a social function and sign.”

Hear from the Guerriero and Ferrara first-hand at TO DO Talks: Alessandro Guerriero. Register today to save your spot!

The Toronto edition of ‘Workwear’ is presented with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute – Toronto.

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