Appropriation of the margins into the mainstream is a because subject in critical discourse, especially in these days of reproducing and decontextualising imagery with the tap of track pad. Hence, over two parts and one full day on Saturday, September 7, the ICA will be exploring appropriation of queer subculture at From Style to Substance in conversation with a number of key identities in the uneasy, though dynamic, collusion between art, advertising and fashion.
Centered around fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and fetish artist Tom of Finland and their roots in advertising and fashion, the event will explore their ideas, practices and enduring legacy in conversation with the likes of Durk Dehner of Tom of Finland Foundation and performance artist, writer Dominic Johnson among others.
See the ICA website for more details. **