Jane Gennaro: Feed the Models
Contributor Names
Gennaro, Jane
Jacquette, Julia
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). School of Art and Design
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Technology Development Team (Videographer)
Artist Jane Gennaro performs her monologue, Feed the Models, and discusses her work with Professor Julia Jacquette, Fine Arts Department. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Feed the Models: The Scissor Drawings of Jane Gennaro, at FIT's Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center November 21, 2011 through January 26, 2012. The exhibition included Gennaro's unique scissor drawings, cut from images in fashion magazines, plus sculptural variations with bones and science glass, as well as large-scale prints on metallic surfaces. The artworks are based on Gennaro's commentary, Feed the Models, which aired on National Public Radio's (NPR) All Things Considered in 2002. In addition to creating art, Gennaro is a writer, performer, cartoonist, voice-over artist, and illustrator. Common threads that bind her work include storytelling, femininity, and how the human body is presented in the media, which is what led her to question the fashion industry's use of extremely thin models.
Moving Image
Models (Persons)
Body image in art
Body dysmorphic disorder
Anorexia nervosa
Fashion in art
Feminism and art
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Fashion Institute of Technology. (2010). Jane Gennaro: Feed the Models [Video]. Archive on Demand. https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/26465
Fashion Institute of Technology. "Jane Gennaro: Feed the Models." Archive on Demand, 2010, https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/26465
Fashion Institute of Technology, "Jane Gennaro: Feed the Models," Archive on Demand, 2010, video, https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/26465