January 25, 2012

winterSALON/2012: 'Dis/-Functional Fragmanted Wardrobe' - Femke de Vries @ Geelvinck/Hinlopenhuis

During winterSALON/2012 product designer Femke de Vries - alumnus of ArtEZ Fashionmasters - presents in museum Geelvinck a series of constructions in which she uses ‘contexts where clothes exist beyond its wearer’, as a starting point.

Most of the works by Femke de Vries are fashion related, some in result other in process. Her multidisciplinary approach of fashion related values started an ongoing process in which she questions the myths of products, (context, temporality, definition) and refers to the subjective view of the artist and public. By doing so, she tries to show hidden meanings, myths. She explains: "Myths, according to Roland Barthes, submit what is considered as natural, universal and self-evident. Though this is actually culturally and historically determined and therefore not natural or self-evident”.
Therefore her works aren’t developed with the aim to be final. The products, installations and publications are mostly fragments of a process in which meaning and definition is questioned. She often, to challenge the process, chooses a tightly constructed starting point to see what happens when executed. Like ‘making sure a product refers to nothing beside itself’ or ‘reducing the role of the designer to a minimum’.

Femke de Vries exhibited before in Margreeth Olsthoorn, Stroom Den Haag, Droog, Moonlife Foundation and Concept store, Design Miami, MetropolisM, WDKA, View2 Magazine, DDW, Ein magazin uber orte, SPRMRKT, and Whatspace and more.

more info: http://www.femkedevries.com/wintersalon.html


26 JANUARY (thursday)
Special opening & presentation "Collectie Arnhem"
time: 19 pm
location: the former Royal Mews at Lauriersgracht 152

26, 27 & 28 JANUARY (thursday till saturday)
'The White T-Shirt Project’ with 40 students of Willem de Kooning Academy
time: 12 - 17 pm
De Waag Society, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam

27 JANUARY (friday) and 3 FEBRUARY (friday)
'Work in progress : Still Dark' - a project of textile and interior designer Femke van Gemert
time: 12pm - 17 pm
location: Museum Geelvinck/ Hinlopen huis

28 JANUARY (saturday)
'Atelier Edwin Oudshoorn' From the 28th January onwards open
time: every day from 12am - 17pm
location: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 97, Amsterdam

28 JANUARY (saturday)
design tech-workshop 'Hypercrafting Fashion' by Fablab -De Waag Society
time: 11am - 17 pm
location: Nieuwmarkt 4 , Amsterdam. Admission workshop € 75,- per designer with a SALON/ ticket, including lunch. more informaton: http://events.waag.org/fablab-2/hypercrafting-fashion/

28 JANUARY (saturday)
Anti Fashion Anti Fur Party
location: Overtoom 301, Tickets €5. See also www.antifashionparty.com and www.freefashion.com

29 JANUARY (sunday)
Presentation, music and performance by Kevin Power, Jacob Plooij and Anti-Delusion Mechanism
time: 15 pm
location: Bijbelsmuseum

29 JANUARY (sunday)
Mens Club
location: Bar Ludwig II, Reguliersdwarsstraat 37
time: from 20 pm till onwards

31 JANUARY (thuesday)
Show "Leonie Smelt"
location: De Waag Society, Nieuwmarkt
time: Invitation Only

1 FEBRUARY - 5 FEBRUARY (wednesday untill sunday)
Painted Secrets - garments & film, a LIVE presentation
location: Droog, Staalstraat 7b
time: 12 pm till 18 pm

4 and 5 FEBRUARY
Conny Groenewegen LIVE! Sponsored drinks by Campari
time: 12 - 17 pm
location: Lauriersgracht 152, Koninklijke Paardenstallen

5 FEBRUARY (sunday)
Closing of winterSALON/2012: Show "Mattijs van Bergen" & "Club Brillant"
time & location: invitation only or “like” at Facebook/ Club Brillant

winterSALON/2012: 26/01 COLLECTIE ARNHEM presents Age Of Aquarius (off schedule presentation)

COLLECTIE ARNHEM, de jaarlijks terugkerende collectie ontworpen door 3e jaars studenten Fashion Design van ArtEZ, wordt off schedule gepresenteerd. Dit betekent: buiten het schema van de Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) en op een eigen locatie: Lauriersgracht 152, in het gebouw van de Voormalige Koninklijke Paardenstallen
Het thema van deze 14e collectie is Age Of Aquarius. De productie van deze collectie ligt nu voor de tweede keer in handen van de Arnhem Fashion Factory in samenwerking met het ROC Rijn IJssel. 
De studenten presenteren de collectie zowel tijdens een show (voor besloten kring) als in een expositie gedurende de winterSALON/2012, een onafhankelijk mode evenement dat deels gelijk loopt met de AFW, maar waar op verrassende wijze verschillende kunst -en designdisciplines worden gepresenteerd op bijzondere locaties in de stad .
Let op: De expositie en SALON/ zijn voor iedereen toegankelijk. Passe-partout tickets a 15,- via www.salon1.org/tickets, geldig voor alle winterSALON/2012 locaties, waaronder van COLLECTIE ARNHEM.