Thursday, 27 July 2017

FASHION VS. ART

Marlou Breuls
FASHION VS. ART 

4 March –  6 August2017
Location: SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Shop Window (Bongerd 18, Heerlen)

FASHION VS. ART exhibition at SCHUNCK* in Heerlen is curated by FASHIONCLASH and organized in collaboration with SCHUNCK*, this multidisciplinary exhibition questions the relationship between fashion and art.

The multidisciplinary FASHION VS. ART exhibition displays a selection of work by fashion designers who in their own practice question and challenge the boundaries of fashion as a form of art. With their playful and innovative approach to fashion they stimulate our imaginary world and question our perception. They make you ask yourself: Is it art or is it fashion? 

“For me fashion and art are inseparable. All artists try to capture memories and emotions. Fashion or art unfolds itself when people can relate to it”Marlou Breuls 

Art is not only paint and canvas. It has no rules. It is something that can be made with anything and in any way. As broad as the concept of fashion is, it can also encompass ‘art’. The status of fashion within the world of art is a constant topic of disputes. Some legendary designers identify themselves as artists. One of them is Elsa Schiaparelli who declared in her biography that she considers fashion design “not as a profession but as an art”. On the other hand, prominent designers such as Martin Margiela, Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs disagree with that statement. 

Within the academic sphere and the world of young designers there are many examples of cross-overs with art and autonomous approaches to fashion as a form of art. 

“If you ask me if fashion is art, then I would answer ‘YES’. I believe that everything in this life is art. Art is in fact energy, its hanging somewhere in the air and sometimes you can pick it up, sometimes not” - Jade van der Mark
“Despite the similarities between the two, fashion is not art in my opinion. The most important difference for me is that fashion always starts from the body. 'Body related art' creates usually more towards the body, instead of using the body as a beginning always. Another really important difference is the approach of timelessness in art, both as an artist while creating and as a spectator while experiencing the artwork.” - Vere van Hal



“When people recognize my inspiration without prior explanations I have reached my ultimate goal. This collection blurs the traditional lines of canvas, sculpture, and model. My models' faces are often covered by a masked garment or painted to blend into the work”Marlou Breuls

Anouk van Klaveren
“My designs are based on my paintings. The paintings and the fashion go hand in hand. I get inspired by the way of thinking and moving of our society, I want to translate this into my textiles and paintings” Jade van der Mark 

 “A body as a whole in relation to another body is a basic assumption for me. A body not as a person, not as an identity, but as a volume. During the exhibition Fashion vs. Art I challenge the visitor to experience a garment from a new perspective. The garment becomes an object on its own in which it doesn't have to adapt to the body anymore. I would like to invite the visitor to create new relations with the garment.”- Vere van Hal


--> Participants Part1 (4 March - 21 May): Aina Seerden, Vandaag de Toekomst, By vanharten, Chris van den Elzen, Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Elvira ’t Hart, Femke Agema, Statement made by Jade, Pot Luck Mieke Kockelkorn, Minou Lejeune, Pleun van Dijk (reborn), Sanna Schubert, Sidi El Karchi, Vera Gulikers.
Part 2 (25 May - 6 Augustus 2017): Antoine Peters, Anouk van Klaveren, Charlotte Van de Velde, ISIS ELSA FEE, Vandaag de Toekomst, Femke Agema, Statement made by Jade, Marie-Sophie Beinke, Lotte Milder, Marlou Breuls, STEVEN VANDERYT, Tiel Janssen Design, Vere van Hal

Exhibition opening times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Shop window. Taking place at the same time in SCHUNCK* will be exhibition of Paint it Soft (Museum -1) and the interactive installation, Emulate / (Ne) Plus Ultra State: the ‘Take-away’ Collection (mezzanine). All three exhibitions address the themes fashion, textiles and texture.

More information: 
schunck.nl/agenda/fashion-vs-art


Anouk van Klaveren

Vandaag de Toekomst

Steven Van de Rijt

Tiel Janssen


Lotte Milder

Vere van Hal

Vere van Hal

Femke Agema

Antoine Peters

Vere van Hal

Jade van der Mark

Jade van der Mark

Linda Maissan

Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck

Annemarije van Harten

Sanna Schubert

Aina Seerden

Sanna Schubert

Vandaag de Toekomst

Mieke Kockelkorn

Minou Lejeune

Pleun van Dijk

Pleun van Dijk

Chris van den Elzen

Femke Agema

Elira 't Hart

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