We all need protection from something, a physical threat, a natural disaster, or something that cannot always be seen such as racism, ageism or sexism. Or perhaps we have a desire to guard something vulnerable and in need of a voice on its behalf– such as endangered species, the atmosphere or future generations.
The 2018 Exhibition in Motion – Objects of Protection challenged artists to create works that would offer protection, either defensively or offensively, to the wearer. Participants were encouraged to push boundaries and create objects the likes of which had never been seen at any previous Exhibition in Motion. The exhibition was held during the SNAG conference in Portland, Oregon in May 2018.