Parsons Alumnus Jade Yumang performs in “Kinetic Intimacies” at Museum of Arts and Design

Parsons alumnus Jade Yumang is featured in the group show “Kinetic Intimacies” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Organized in response to MAD’s exhibition “fashion after Fashion,” this two-hour durational performance program features new works by interdisciplinary artists, designers, and dancers whose projects navigate the intersections of fashion, sculpture, installation, and performance.

New works by Shani Ha, the duo of Chris Habana and Vincent Tiley, and Jade Yumang will be installed and activated by the artists and dancers on MAD’s seventh floor and within the Museum’s lobby. Inspired by the curatorial premise that the field of fashion today goes beyond the traditional constellation of runway shows and commodities to encompass an expanded set of conceptual projects and display strategies, these works investigate a deeper connection between the body, identity, and garments that can only be conveyed through the pairing of material and movement. Presenting the intimate actions of getting dressed, personal transformation, and self-styling within the public space of the Museum, each performance will explore the role fashion plays in crafting identity and establishing interpersonal connections.

“Kinetic Intimacies” is co-curated by Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Curatorial Assistant and Project Manager, and Danny Orendorff, Manager of Public and Community Engagement Programs for the MAD Education Department.

Kinetic Intimacies
by Shani Ha, Chris Habana and Vincent Tiley, Jade Yumang
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Free with KLM Pay-What-You-Wish Admission
7th floor, MAD