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State of Fashion Biennale 2024

The State of Fashion Biennale 2024 took place from May-June 2024 at Rembrandt Threater in Arnhem, NL. The exhibition titled Ties That Bind was curated by Rachel Dedman and Louise Bennetts.  


Rao's Tinctura series included in this exhibition were commissioned by State of Fashion, Netherlands. Tinctura consisted of three glass jars filled with ethyl alcohol, within which Rao macerates altered garments belonging to members of her family. She does so to create tinctures. The alcohol simultaneously extracts, preserves, and corrodes different qualities of these objects.

The accompanying text to this work, What does one do to the body? was written by Chandrima Bhattacharya.


Photos by Eva Broekema

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