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Fashion ForWords calls for societal change through clothing

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, May 14, 2019  /  05:01 pm
Fashion ForWords calls for societal change through clothing

All eyes: A. Andamari used four different looks to highlight how women are constantly judged by their bodies and clothes. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

Fashion ForWords exhibition has brought together four artists, each of whom have their own takes on fashion but share the same goal: to reclaim identity. Running until May 18 at Cemara 6 Gallery, InterSastra’s Fashion ForWords displays the works of Ayudilamar, A. Andamari, Wangsit Firmantika and the As-Salam Collective. The exhibition, which also includes workshops and artist discussions, is the brainchild of author Eliza Vitri Handayani, who was responsible for the House of the Unsilenced exhibition, held last year in the same venue.  Fashion ForWords, according to Eliza, came from a place of concern regarding repressive acts that threaten freedom of expression in Indonesia, particularly in recent times with the rise of conservatism. Eliza’s own experience of repression came when the launch of her novel From Now On Everything Will Be Different at t...