Faking It: Originals, Copies, and CounterfeitsFashion & Textile History Gallery
December 2, 2014 - April 25, 2015
Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits explores various levels of authenticity in fashion using approximately 100 objects from the museum’s permanent collection. Throughout the past 150 years of fashion history, couture copies, diffusion lines, and licensing agreements have blurred the line between what is genuine and imitation. Meanwhile, the exponential growth and sophistication of the counterfeit industry has made it increasingly difficult to identify an inauthentic item. Faking It sheds light on the complexities surrounding these topics.
ESC: Digital Artworks by C.J. YehGallery FIT
October 4 – December 13, 2014
ESC: Digital Artworks by C. J. Yeh investigates and illustrates the life, career, and thoughts of Art & Design faculty member C. J. Yeh, as well as how the digital revolution has resulted in a new cultural paradigm centered on social networking. The exhibition includes artworks from four different bodies of work: CJ Was Here, a series of conceptual mixed-media art; De-Purpose, a series of interactive installations; Equals, a series of net art (artworks using the Internet as its primary medium or platform); and vWare 1.0, a series of visual software programs inspired by literature.
Image: © C. J. Yeh