Refashion Your Wardrobe with Sky Cubacub

February 12, 2023
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Sunday, February 12, 2 pm ET

In conjunction with the current exhibition, Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga, Sky Cubacub, founder of Rebirth Garments, will lead an interactive workshop on re-envisioning your wardrobe to make it fully celebrate the intersections of all of your identities. Joining live from their studio in Chicago, Sky will facilitate demonstrations on no-sew, zero-waste methods of draping garments and repurposing fabrics that embrace individuality.

This is an in-person event open to people of all ages. No prior art-making experience necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring existing articles of clothing and fabrics they would like to refashion.

Tickets for this program will include complimentary admission to the Gallery.

About Sky Cubacub

Sky Cubacub (They/Them/Xey/Xem/Xyr) is a non-binary disabled Filipinx neuroqueer from Chicago, IL. They are the creator of Rebirth Garments, a line of wearables for trans, queer and disabled people of all sizes and ages, which started in summer 2014. Sky is the editor of the Radical Visibility Zine, a full color cut and paste style zine that celebrates disabled queer life, with an emphasis on joy. Additionally xey are the Access Brat and the editor of a section on ethics and inclusion called “Cancel & Gretel” at literary fashion magazine “Just Femme and Dandy”. Sky has most recently been working on a free online queercrip DIY fashion program with Chicago Public Library called Radical Fit. Sky was named 2018 Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune and is a 2019/2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist and a Disability Futures Fellow. 

Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga
On view through February 19, 2023

Japan Society presents the exhibition Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga from November 18, 2022 through February 19, 2023. The first show devoted to the art of contemporary fashion at Japan Society, the exhibition explores the work of CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga, two emerging fashion labels that engage with the intersections between fashion, art, and identity. Featuring garments, accessories, and textile-related works, the exhibition examines the ways in which these two practices—one based in New York, and the other in Tokyo—experiment with artistic mediums beyond conventional forms of dress, while challenging preconceived notions of gender and identity.

Images: Courtesy Sky Cubacub.

Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Exhibitions and Arts & Culture Lecture Programs are made possible, in part, by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund; the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; Peggy and Dick Danziger; Thierry Porté and Yasko Tashiro; and Friends of the Gallery. Support for Arts & Culture Lecture Programs is provided, in part, by the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor for Japan Society gallery exhibitions.

  • Sunday, February 12, 2023
  • 2:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $12 General Admission
  • Free for Members
  • $10 Students / Seniors
  • $10 Person with Disability