Online Visiting Artist Lecture by Sky Cubacub
When: Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m.
Where: via Zoom https://illinoisstate.zoom.us/j/95168210899
Artist website: http://rebirthgarments.com/#rebirthgarments
Image: Work by Sky Cubacub featuring Alice Wong and Nina Litoff, photo by Grace DuVal.
This lecture is organized by the Wonsook Kim School of Art Visiting Artists Program.
Sky Cubacub is a non-binary queer and disabled Filipinx human from Chicago. Rebirth Garments is their line of wearables for the full spectrum of gender, size, and ability. They maintain the notion of Radical Visibility, a movement based on claiming our bodies and, through the use of bright colors, exuberant fabrics, and innovative designs, they refuse to assimilate and are spearheading a Queer and Disabled dress reform movement. They are the editor of the Radical Visibility Zine, a magazine for Queer and Disabled teens based off of their manifesto. They have had over 40 fashion performances and lectured at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Utah, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University. Rebirth Garments has been featured in Teen Vogue, Nylon, Playboy, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Vice, Wussy Mag, and the New York Times. Sky was named 2018 Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune and is a 2019/2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow.