Hong Kong artist Man Fung Yi took part in an exhibit hosted by Louis Vuitton Singapore. I caught it last September and loved the metal sculptures she fashioned of garments most significant to her and her family’s life.
The artist proposed that through everyday objects we are all connected.
I felt it — just looking at her work, particularly the baby onesie. Instantly, I remembered my babies and the joy they bring me. Also how much I missed them. (I was on a work trip at the time.)
While reading the exhibit’s text, I recalled a particular line that struck me: that the “Art of Dress” is not an exhibit about fashion but an existential investigation on human connection — to prove that despite our differences, there is something in the everyday that binds us together.
As someone who isn’t an art expert, it’s nice to know that — if anything — art makes us all feel something. And, sometimes, it makes us think of the things that we sometimes take for granted.