Anne Elizabeth Moore Deconstructs Denim Jeans at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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CHICAGO, IL.- Chicago-based artist Anne Elizabeth Moore leads Garment Work, a durational collective performance project in which the artist and visitors deconstruct one of America’s most iconic fashion elements: denim jeans. Moore turns the gallery space into a performance/workshop/discussion to create a connection between Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry, where the jeans are made; to Michigan Avenue, where the jeans are sold. Garment Work debuted at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, on the evening of August 5 during First Fridays as part of the monthly UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work and runs through August 28, 2011. Her exhibition is a symbolic meditation on the international garment trade and women’s issues in developing nations, and presents research about the origins of the jeans and the experiences of their makers and sellers. On Tuesdays and Saturdays during the exhibition, Moor