Suspended Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen

Suspended Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen textiles multiples installation clothing

Suspended Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen textiles multiples installation clothing

Suspended Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen textiles multiples installation clothing

Suspended Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen textiles multiples installation clothing

Suspended Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen textiles multiples installation clothing

Suspended Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen textiles multiples installation clothing

Using hundreds of second-hand shirts Finnish environmental artist Kaarina Kaikkonen creates site-specific installations suspended above roadways or inside large warehouse spaces. Her most recent work Are We Still Going On? (top images), was conceived at Collezione Maramotti, a private collection of contemporary art in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and involves hundreds of children’s shirts hung in rows to resemble the interior hull of a giant ship. The shirts are organized by color on each side of the skeletal boat to represent a sort of symbolic dialogue about gender. You can learn more over on Art Texts Pics and see a brief video of the piece here. (via global art news)