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Chic Point (excerpt)

Fashion for Israeli Checkpoints

009_03 / 24 September 2015


Chic Point juxtaposes the fashion show with a series of documentary stills from checkpoints, placing the spectator in a position that paraphrases the soldier's gaze. The haute fashion line transfers the marking from the body to the apparel, and to the ensuing playful possibilities inherent in the relationship between the clothes and those who are wearing and removing them. This film was shown as part of the exhibition A Prologue to the Past and Present State of Things, a part of the wider project Staging Histories, at Delfina Foundation, London, from 2 July to 15 August 2015.


Read the online exhibition catalogue for A Prologue to the Past and Present State of Things in Ibraaz publications.

About the author

Sharif Waked

Sharif Waked (b. 1964, Nazareth, lives and works in Israel-Palestine and the US). Waked has exhibited at various museums, biennials, and art venues, recently including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, Poland (2015); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015); Qalandiya International, Palestine (2014); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2014). Singapore Art Museum (2013); Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris (2013); Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence, France (2013); Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (2013), among many others.