25 February 2005 – 14 August 2005
BEYOND DESIRE took desire as the point of departure and went deeper into the way in which two cultures, the African and Western, affect each other mutually and acquire each other's visual language. We asked ourselves the question how what happens on the surface when two cultures meet can be meaningful. How are 'attitudes' - rather than 'identities' - constructed? How can 'wearing', but also 'possessing', certain clothes (self-fashioning) act as a compensating strategy within a society?
Beyond Desire (Debo, Kaat (ed) – Gent, Ludion, 2005 – 136 p. - ISBN 90-5544-558-4 (Dutch/English))
KATHARINA PROSPEKT: The Russians by AF Vandevorst
9 September 2005 – 5 February 2006
In KATHARINA PROSPEKT An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx showed their vision of Russia, based on the A.F. VANDEVORST universe. The colour red, lingerie, military uniforms and religious costumes, but also materials such as leather, fur and felt were important sources of inspiration in their own collections. These were the elements that led both designers in their choice of objects and costumes from the historic collection of the State Historical Museum in Moscow.
Katharina Prospekt: the Russians by A.F. Vandevorst: featuring the collection of the State Historical Museum Moscow (Arickx, Filip (Cur.), Vandevorst, An (Cur.), Debo, Kaat (Ed.) – Brussel, Mercatorfonds, 2005 – 135 p. - ISBN 90-615-3618-9 (English))