Liza AMBROSSIO
Michela BENAGLIA
Delphine BLAST
Manon BOYER
Elina BROTHERUS
Daniel CASTRO GARCÍA
Bruno CATTANI
Antonio D’AMBROSSIO
Sanne DE WILDE
Alexandre DUPEYRON
Amin EL DIB
Benoît FERON
Collectif fiVe
Jeanne FRANK
Sara IMLOUL
Phumzile KHANYILE
Benedicte KURZEN
Lawrence LEMAOANA
Lila NEUTRE
Frédéric NOY
Mathieu RICHER MAMOUSSE
Torsten SCHUMANN
Tendance Floue




July 4th to September 25th, 2022
at 18 rue de la Calade — Arles

Dress Code        brings together around thirty artists who offer a unique perspective on identity and clothing in the world. After the protective, even modest function, clothing is representative of identity, it can arouse desire by sublimating the human body, through adornment, but it can also reveal codes and standards.

Dress codes allow for integration into society or, on the contrary, for rejection, emancipation and also a claim. As a symbol of globalisation, fashion, a place of subjectivation and desubjectivation, of intervention and alienation, contributes to social and physical emancipation. But clothing always takes the fold of being the signifier of gender, age, social status, religion, sexual orientation, political opinions, wealth, «subcultures». Sometimes an ornament, a costume, a stage or cult outfit, clothes represent singular but also collective identities.

Dress Code looks at this relationship between identity and clothing, notably through the Drag Queens of New York, the twins in Nigeria, the voodoo rituals in Benin and Togo, the Zapotec women in Mexico, but also through personal photographic investigations. Being and appearing, the key word of these questionings, Sein und Schein, an amplification of this programme by Fotohaus, or Fragiles, a choral project by Tendance floue, inhabited by the shocks that run through our time.



Curators    Marc BARBEY, Florent BASILETTI, Anne Marie BECKMANN, Christel BOGET, Françoise DELVOYE, Emilie DEMON, Agathe KALFAS, Klaus KEHRER, Chiara RUBERTI, Enrico STEFANELLI.