Jean Shin
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Dress Code, 2008

Cut fabric (military uniforms and citizens’ clothes), Beva adhesive on 18 painted aluminum composite panels

Overall: 14.25 ft h x 58.5 ft w

Installation in the lobby of the George H. Fallon Federal Building, Baltimore, MD

Commissioned for the United States Government by the General Services Administration Art in Architecture Program

A site-specific installation, Dress Code is made up of the deconstructed military uniforms of veterans and recently naturalized citizens’ clothing arranged into a mosaic-like, fabric mural. The project reflects the diverse community of people—be they recent immigrants, government workers or veterans—who pass through the federal building on a daily basis and, in the process, reveal the many faces of American identity.

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