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Past Exhibition

  • Yto Barrada
    The Belt, Step 1 to 9, from the series The Smugglers, Tangier, 2006
    © Yto Barrada
    Courtesy the artist and Galerie Polaris, Paris

  • Valérie Belin
    Untitled, 2006
    © Valérie Belin
    Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

  • Thorsten Brinkmann
    Drune Quoll, 2007
    © Thorsten Brinkmann
    Courtesy Galerie Kunstagenten, Berlin

  • Cao Fei
    The Fashions of China Tracy, commissioned by Modern Weekly magazine, 2009
    © Cao Fei and RMB City, 2009
    RMB City Project developed by Cao Fei and Vitamin Creative Space
    Facilitator: Uli Sigg

  • Olga Chernysheva
    On Duty, 2007
    © Olga Chernysheva
    Courtesy Foxy Production, New York

  • Nathalie Djurberg
    New Movements in Fashion, 2006
    © Nathalie Djurberg
    Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, and Gio Marconi, Milan

  • Stan Douglas
    Hastings Park, 16 July 1955, 2008
    © Stan Douglas
    Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York

  • Kota Ezawa
    NEW! ($2.99/ea), 2007
    © Kota Ezawa
    Courtesy Murray Guy, New York

  • Jacqueline Hassink
    BMW Car Girls, 2004
    © Jacqueline Hassink
    Courtesy Amador Gallery, New York

  • Hu Yang
    Jin Xing (Beijingnese, Dancer), from the series Shanghai Living, 2005
    © Hu Yang
    Courtesy ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

  • Miyako Ishiuchi
    mother's #49, 2002
    © Miyako Ishiuchi
    Courtesy Sepia International, New York

  • Kimsooja
    Mumbai: A Laundry Field, 2007–2008
    © Kimsooja
    Courtesy the artist

  • Silvia Kolbowski
    After Atlas, 1966–present
    © Silvia Kolbowski
    Courtesy the artist

  • Jeremy Kost
    Amanda Backstage at Heatherette, from the series Private Pageantry, 2005–present
    © Jeremy Kost
    Courtesy the artist

  • Barbara Kruger
    Untitled (Want Me), 2009
    © Barbara Kruger
    Courtesy the artist and Mary Boone Gallery, New York

  • Richard Learoyd
    Agnes, Red Dress, 2008
    © Richard Learoyd
    Courtesy McKee Gallery, New York

  • Kalup Linzy
    SweetBerry Sonnet (Remixed), 2008
    © Kalup Linzy
    Courtesy Taxter & Spengemann, New York

  • Tanya Marcuse
    Corset with Silk ribbon, 1880s, from the series Undergarments and Armor, 2002–2004
    © Tanya Marcuse
    Courtesy the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York

  • Anne Morgenstern
    Trockenuebung / Dry Run, 2008
    © Anne Morgenstern
    Courtesy the artist

  • Wangechi Mutu
    The Ark Collection (detail), 2006
    © Wangechi Mutu
    Courtesy Susanne Vielmetter Projects, Los Angeles

  • Grace Ndiritu
    My Blood Self: Artificial Beauty (The Mask), 2006-2007
    © Grace Ndiritu
    Courtesy of LUX, London

  • Alice O'Malley
    Tabboo! NYC 2008, from the series Community of Elsewheres, 2000–present
    © Alice O'Malley
    Courtesy the artist and Isis Gallery, London

  • David Rosetzky
    Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008
    © David Rosetzky
    Courtesy The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia

  • Martha Rosler
    Invasion, 2008
    © Martha Rosler
    Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

  • Julika Rudelius
    Tagged, 2003
    © Julika Rudelius
    Courtesy the artist

  • Cindy Sherman
    Untitled, 2007-2008
    © Cindy Sherman
    Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

  • Laurie Simmons
    The Boxes (Ardis Vinklers), Ballroom II, 2005
    © Laurie Simmons
    Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York

  • Lorna Simpson
    Please remind me of who I am, 2009
    © Lorna Simpson
    Courtesy Salon94, New York

  • Hank Willis Thomas
    Kama Mama, Kama Binti (like mother like daughter) 1971/2008, 2008
    © Hank Willis Thomas
    Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

  • Mickalene Thomas
    Portrait of Qusuquzah, 2008
    © Mickalene Thomas
    Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

  • Milagros de la Torre
    Bulletproof (Chamarral/Jacket), 2008
    © Milagros de la Torre
    Courtesy the artist

  • Janaina Tschäpe
    Lacrimacorpus (Zeitschneide), 2004
    © Janaina Tschäpe
    Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

  • Pinar Yolacana
    Untitled (Maria), 2007
    © Pinar Yolacan
    Courtesy the artist

  • Zhou Tao
    1-2-3-4, 2007–2008
    © Zhou Tao
    Courtesy Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou

Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video


The Triennial is ICP's signature exhibition: a global survey of the most exciting and challenging new work in photography and video. The only recurring U.S. exhibition specializing in international contemporary photography and video, the Third Triennial will mark the closing cycle of ICP's 2009 Year of Fashion, a series of projects that critically examine fashion and its relationship to art and other cultural and social phenomena. Through the lens of fashion—in its broadest conception—the Triennial will look at the proliferation of photo- and video-based work exploring the uses of style, image, and personal presentation.

The theme of fashion encompasses a diverse range of practices and ideas, including explorations of identity and affiliation; the production, distribution, and consumption of images and goods; contemporaneity; age; gender; and global industry. The themes of the Triennial express the exuberance, wit, and astute social observation taking place within contemporary image-making. These artists variously explore fashion—whether in everyday dress, haute couture, street fashion, or uniforms—as a celebration of individuality, personal identity, and self-expression, and as cultural, religious, social, and political statements.

This exhibition was organized by the International Center of Photography with lead support from the ICP Exhibitions Committee. Additional support was provided by Marjorie and Jeffrey A. Rosen; Artur Walther; The Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts; Mary Ann and Frank Arisman; Peter Guggenheimer; Andrew and Marina Lewin; Étant donnés, the French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, a Program of FACE; the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam; Roberta and Steven Denning; Omar H. Al-Farisi; Agnes Gund; Sandy and Ellen Luger; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.