CUTS Panel Discussion
12 May 2022, 11:05 AM
We are pleased to welcome you to a panel discussion with Bianca Saunders, Paula Canovas del Vas and Mistura Allison. Working across curation and fashion, the panel will focus on the symbiotic relationship between fashion and art. Situated within Reginald Sylvester II’s recently opened exhibition CUTS, the talk will engage with the artworks on view and the broader cultural context they sit within.
No booking required, open to all! As gallery capacity is limited, we recommend arriving on time to guarantee a seat.
Bianca Saunders is a menswear designer, born and based in London. Her menswear label is an exploration of surrounding identities and draws heavily on Bianca’s background. In March 2020, Bianca was included the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list, celebrating the years most promising talent. In October of 2019, Saunders curated an exhibition based on familiarity called Nearness in celebration of Black History Month. The installation celebrated black creativity, serving as a platform for photographers, artists, designers and creatives to showcase their independent work.
Paula Canovas del Vas is the Spanish-born, London-based designer behind the eponymous label established in 2018. Paula was named by the New York Times an emerging designer to watch and her work has been featured in Vogue, Dazed and i-D. Advocating for a more open and progressive means of presenting fashion, the label has featured installations at Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2018) and during London Fashion Week through a multiplayer virtual reality installation titled See, Saw Seen (2019).
Mistura Allison is an independent researcher, curator and art historian. She is the founder of ashikọ – a visually driven art platform inspired by Africa and its Diaspora. She collaborates with artists and researchers to think of possibilities of ‘reclamation’. Reclamation as a Black practice is at the heart of her work, as well as explorations of the self and notions of freedom. Mistura’s curatorial practice is further fueled by her interest in representing the plurality of contemporary Afro-Diasporic visual and oral productions.