Walter van Beirendonck / POWERMASK

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POWERMASK
Curated by Walter van Beirendonck
The Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam
1 September 2017 – 7 January 2018

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Mask : Walter van Beirendonck.

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The Wereldmuseum is giving the Antwerp fashion designer a free hand this autumn to present his own unique, multi-faceted vision of the phenomenon of masks. Walter Van Beirendonck has been fascinated with the phenomenon of masks since the 1990s, and incorporates them into his fashion collections. A mask transforms your persona, conjures up a certain atmosphere, and has an immediate impact. In the past, masks have inspired artists such as André Breton and Pablo Picasso, and even Pieter Bruegel the Elder. POWERMASK delves more deeply into masks and their various facets: the links between Western art and African masks, the supernatural and rituals surrounding masks, masks in fashion, masks as fetishes, and numerous other aspects. Visitors to the Wereldmuseum will be transported by Van Beirendonck to diverse worlds in which masks play a role.

For more info : www.wereldmuseum.nl



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