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Pillow Life Lounge: A Showcase/Spectacle of Softness
September 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
This event is part of Flux Saturday on Governors Island.
Over a year + of chaos, change, and mighty life disruptions Aliya has been making pillows. Nonsensical pillows, uncomfortable pillows, extreme pillows. These pillows do not fix what is going wrong with the world, but they are nice for lounging.
Join us in relaxing in a field of softness, resting in the face of pressure to do more. This interactive exhibition invites you to pause, take your shoes off, touch, hold tight, loosen your grip, lay down, breathe deep — and see what shows up from there.
Aliya Bonar makes garments and experiences that connect mundane daily tasks with dreams, aspirations, failures, and accomplishments. Her body of work PowerSuits turn experiences and personal stories into costumes and performances. Her work has been exhibited internationally: the ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark; chashama gallery during New York Fashion Week; The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY; Fed Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI; and at every Sandwich Club Summit to date. She has been part of the Flux Factory collective since 2012. @aliyabarbeque / @pillow._.life