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Photojournalism at its best: Gordon Parks

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Farm Security Administration, Life Magazine and the American Vogue. What do these have in common? The legendary American photographer Gordon Parks. The exhibition “Gordon Parks - I am You, selected works 1942-1978” in FOAM shows 120 selected works, ranging from early works, fashion to his work as a photojournalist and a film director. Through the lens, he ...

Dubuffet in open air

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Art is often shown at a distance without possibility to touch, because of security or a barrier. In the Rijksmuseumtuinen stand a dozen figures of Jean Dubuffet on fields of green. These vibrant coloured sculptures invite you to come closer or walk around to see every angle. During a tour, the curator explained that the French ...

Margiela and Hermès

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The first time I saw Martin Margiela’s work in a museum was in the Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This exposition gave me a lasting admiration for this Belgian designer. Fast forward to this year. MoMu Antwerp presents the exhibition “Margiela, the Hermès Years” with highlights of the Hermès collections during the period of ...

Transforming hairstyles

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Two bright red walls filled with Vogue covers on the upper floor of Somerset House, what do they have in common? On these magazines, all the stylish hairdos are created by master hairstylist Sam McKnight. Hair by Sam McKnight is the major exhibition celebrating the hairstylist’s 40-year career from the late 1970s to the current day. Known for ...

Storytelling by Peter Lindbergh

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Love at first sight was my encounter with Peter Lindbergh’s work. As one of the pioneers of current fashion photography, the 71-year old photographer has a solo exhibition “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” in de Kunsthal Rotterdam. Like a visual behind-the-scenes story from idea to production and postproduction, this exhibition takes you through decades of ...

V&A’s Exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

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The Victoria & Albert Museum's latest fashion exhibition “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” explores the fascinating history of Western underwear, showing over 200 garments for women and men from historical 1750 to present. This visual history also reflects the changing attitude towards morality, body shape ideals, sex, and gender. Sometimes foundation is used as a secret ...

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