UPCOMING EXHIBITIONOMP115 / Cabinet project
That What Makes Us HumanMarjolijn Dijkman
Marjolijn Dijkman: Prospect of Interception, film still
!!! OPENING 3 December, 5PM !!!
Even though when we look into outer space what we see are light sources, carriers of traces from the past, we associate outer space with the future. For instance in astrology, the movement of celestial bodies are believed to have an influence on the future development of life on earth, and throughout history flyby comets and falling stars are believed to have brought respectively disaster or opportunity.
OMP125 / Cabinet project
By the artistic re-appropriation of 20th-century mass-produced industrial objects of modernism, painter and sculptor Thomas Raat calls for a renewed effort to vertically elevate the masses by questioning the formal properties of avant-garde modernism and to horizontally explore the arts and crafts within our very day-to-day cultural existence. This exhibition at Onomatopee features two room-spanning installation pieces by Raat, one of which was made specifically for the exhibition.
Dictionary DressingsRe-reading clothing definitions towards alternative fashion perspectives
A project by Femke de Vries, featuring Hans Gremmen, Barbara Brownie, BLESS, Conny Groenewegen, Elisa van Joolen, Joke Robaard and Ruby Hoette
Photography by Anna Dasovic
Opening October 22, 4 PM
Book launch and talk with Joke Robaard
Dictionary Dressings is an ongoing research project by Femke de Vries that uses the nature of the dictionary definition as a "zero condition" for a piece of clothing to decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary.
Dictionary definitions are constructed to be factual and rational and as a consequence the entries for items of clothing show no reference to the ephemeral or immaterial character of fashion. They describe the characteristics of the items, their use and their relation to the body but never mention fashion or style. Take the Dutch definition of a glove for example: “Handschoen: bekleding van de hand” (literally translated into English as Glove: covering of the hand). Since a hand can be covered by putting it in a pocket, by bandaging it or by sitting on it, the definition allows a pair of trousers or a bandage to be interpreted as a glove – they cover the hand and so adhere to the definition. It is exactly this particular nature of the definitions of clothing that forms the foundation and very structure of Dictionary Dressings as a research project and an emerging design approach.
VAN DALE Handschoen [Online]. Available here. [Accessed on 26/05/2015]
The Power of ImaginationA Five Minute Self Help Workshop On Imagination
Freek Lomme, Pinar & Viola
photography by Anna Dasovic
- just do it
Expect a comfortable workshop interiour.
CONTINUING EXHIBITION AT THE VAN ABBEMUSEUM:OMP116 / Cabinet project
Return to Rightful OwnerEva Olthof
Eva Olthof: Return to Rightful Owner, installation view at the Van Abbemuseum’s library. Photography Peter Cox, Van Abbemuseum
library open Tuesday to Friday from 11AM - 5PM
Eva Olthof’s new installation Return to Rightful Owner invites visitors to consider the thin line between the private act of reading and the public space of a library.
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