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Willem de Rooij : Fong Leng sportswear / editor: Willem de Rooij, Susanne Gaensheimer ; essays: Stéphanie Moisdon, Philipp Ekardt, Manfred Hermes ; translation: Jacob Bromberg.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Dijon : Le Consortium ; London : Koenig Books London Ltd, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
143 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary note:
The publication presents the artist's private collection of sportswear by Dutch designer Fong Leng. Offering a focus on these supposedly trivial, mass-produced objects de Rooij creates groups of similar labels, colours and patterns that expose cross-references. Thus it becomes apparent that many of the surfaces recur to techniques and patterns of a wide variety of cultural spheres, such as Caucasian carpets or Navajo blankets. Others seem to address sports as part activity, part status symbol. Some of the prints and applications recall North American quilts or the specific Adire-technique known from Ghana. The outcome of this is a contemporary discourse of fashion, gender and identity as much as within the OEuvre of Willem de Rooij. Exhibition: Le Consortium, Dijon, France (20.06.-27.09.2015) / MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (14.10.2016-08.01.2017).
Notes:
This book is published on the occasion of solo exhibitions of Willem de Rooij: The Impassioned No, Le Consortium, Dijon, June 20 - September 27, 2015 and Entitled, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, October 14, 2016 - January 8, 2017.
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Exhibition catalogs.
ISBN:
  • 9783863357245 ((pbk.))
  • 3863357248 ((pbk.))
OCLC:
979408352
International Article Number:
  • 9783863357245
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