The Communist Body

Zoe Ryan

Zoe Ryan, Wenyi Wang & Sarah Evans

The Communist Body is a fashion and art exhibition inspired by Andy Warhol’s communist inspired work that normalises all body shapes and sizes through multiple fashion art mediums exhibiting women wearing the same oversized uniform garment. It challenges the viewer to look past the capitalist view that one body is better than another and to celebrate women for who they are and not based on society’s beauty ideals. The exhibition seeks to empower women by showcasing that all bodies are equal and that there is no such thing as a “good body”. It also aims to educate and stop women from comparing and being compared based on body shapes by making all women appear the ‘same’ and disrupting the idea that one is better than another.

Exhibition poster
The Communist Body, an exhibition by Zoe Ryan, Wenyi Wang & Sarah Evans