The Art of Fashion

An exhibition opens in September in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to explore the blurring of boundaries between the worlds of fashion and art.

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Anna Nicole Ziesche
Over the last few decades fashion has drawn closer to art in all respects. Fashion designers use installations and performances to disseminate their ideas, and in turn influence the art world. This September, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam sees an exhibition revealing the relationship between the two disciplines through the medium of new works of art by five top designers: Viktor and Rolf, Walter Van Beirendonck, Hussein Chalayan, Anna-Nicole Ziesche, and jewellery designer Naomi Filmer.

With five new works as the foundation, associative links will be made with items by designers such as Martin Margiela, Bless, and Comme des Garcons and artists like Christophe Coppens, Nick Cave and Louise Bourgeois. The exhibition throws light on different aspects of the grey area between fashion and art: the fashion show as performance, the pattern as sculpture and the imaginary world of the fashion campaign. Some fifty works will be on display, ranging from avant-garde dresses to installations and sculptures.

September 19 2009 - 10 January 2010 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam,The Netherlands.

Photography Credits: Ronals Stoops, Peter Stigter, Richard Burbridge

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