7 February – 2 May 2020
The Real Thing explored aspiration, ownership, authenticity — and the disruptive creative power of fashion bootleg. The exhibition showcased the work of artists and creative collectives who use bootlegging to raise the questions of globalisation, capitalist consumption, identity and sustainability. It was both a celebration of original creative work which encourages critical thinking towards the symbols we consume and an anthropological survey of how we relate to brands today.
The exhibition was curated by Anastasiia Fedorova and commissioned by Ligaya Salazar.