"B I C H A"
Collaboration project with Korean Artist Yaejin Shin and Canadian Artist Vanessa Aisling
I am very excited to collaborate with two awesome female artists, Yaejin Shin from Seoul and Vanessa Aisling from Quebec. More pictures and details to come, stay tuned!
What does gender meant to us? Are we performing an intelligible gender throughout our lives? Do we have a choice to perform differently? This summer, I am going to challenge the intelligible gender by selling these crochet broaches that mimick physical traits of both sexes. If you are brave, ready to challenge your intelligible gender or your friends' intelligible gender, you can order the broach(es) from me (gift wrapping option available). The currently available broaches are:
1. Suspected pussy (HKD80/ USD10)
2. Suspected dick (HKD120/ USD15)
3. Suspected nipples (in pair) (HKD80/USD10)
4. Suspected butt hole (HKD64/ USD8)
*Shipping not included.
Challenge yourself and have fun, get your broach now!
"I can carry this broach" Project
Moda Sostenible (Sustainable Fashion)
ECCO, Cadiz, Spain
28th August, 2014
Collaboration Project with
Artist JUAN ESCOBEDO
Christy is interested in the power struggle between male and female and Juan is interested in the ambiguity that genders can have. They looked to religious icons as a vehicle to explore both topics. Religious icons throughout history have been portrayed as either male or female. Although there is a dominant sex there are occasions when a religious icon can be portrayed with physical traits of the opposite sex. These physical traits are used as symbols to represent power. In this project, Christy and Juan attempted to create a situation where there is no power struggle or dominance between genders.
"Moda Sostenible" is an installation and a performance that I collaborated with Madre Coraje, a non-profit organization that collects unwanted garments, and either gives them to the poor or sends for recycling, during my artist-in-residence at Linea de Costa in Cadiz, Spain. "Moda Sostenible" means "sustainable fashion" in English, it questions the fast fashion culture in Spain and leads us to rethink our responsibility as a global citizen on this planet.
For more details about this installation, please click here.
"Made For Earth" addresses a specific question: Why are producers starting to make more sustainably in the past decade? Both Christy and Emeile came to a realization that consumers are the ultimately driven force in our capitalist society. Consumers push for sustainability from what they see in the news about the dark secrets in the fashion industry regarding environmental and ethical issues. With the idea of “consumers’ psychology drives developing trends”, we believe that the more education and information are provided to the consumers, the faster sustainable fashion can be developed in terms of popularity, accessibility and affordability. In order to educate and empower the audiences, the artists would like to increase the consumers’ awareness of the facts behind the fashion labels by creating a campaign for both designers and the community, an event on the Earth Day, and an installation - the “Made For Earth” concept store. The store is an invitation to the consumers to take an upcycled garment that has been hand tagged and screened by the artists in exchange for a response to a question about the industry. It will also showcase fashion artists who create their own labels. Those labels provide information about source of fabric and time the artists spent to make the garments as a recognition of labor. This collaboration is an attempt for the artists to reconnect and visualize the manufacturing cycle to the MassArt and Boston community.
MADE FOR EARTH CAMPAIGN & CONCEPT STORE
Collaboration Project with Sustainable Fashion Artist Emeile Bergh
22nd April, 2015
Date: October 15 - December 11
Opening Reception: October 15, 6-8pm
Venue: Gibney Dance - Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center (280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers, New York, NY 10007
Join Gibney Dance for an opening reception for Body Politics, an exhibition of visual art that explores the body as a space for political action and discourse. A panel of artists selected works by the Guerilla Girls Broadband, Christy Chow, Mo Kong, Katrina Majkut, Rhasaan Manning, and Mary Mihelic. In media ranging from needlepoint to sugar sculpture, these artists address issues such as abortion rights, excessive police force, and censorship.