School Visit Without a Guide

Visit MoMu with your class without a MoMu guide.

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Visit the museum with your group and discover MoMu's new 'Collection presentation' and the temporary exhibitions 'Man Ray and Fashion' and 'Geometrically Wired. IO Van Oostveldt between clothing and art'.

'Man Ray and Fashion highlights the oeuvre of artist Man Ray from the perspective of fashion. This exhibition unites Man Ray’s iconic photography and works of art with interbellum fashion silhouettes and the work of contemporary fashion designers and photographers inspired by his work. Among others, the exhibition includes creations by Chanel, Maison Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Norine, Yves Saint Laurent, Martin Margiela, Olivier Theyskens and Dries Van Noten.

Man Ray was an innovator who employed technical ingenuity and humour to ultimately change the way dress would be depicted. His experimental procedures and surrealist winks of the eye brought art and fashion closer together and still influence fashion photography today. Contemporary fashion designers continue to find inspiration in his work, and this is especially true of Belgian fashion designers, with their predilection for Surrealism.

‘Geometrically Wired. IO Van Oostveldt: Between Clothing and Art’ highlights the life and work of the Belgian artist, IO Van Oostveldt. The exhibition explores her multifaceted creative work, bringing together her design drawings, clothing creations and visual art, which all reveal her fascination with geometric shapes, (recuperated) materials and new techniques. Although many of her clothing designs were never realized, they give expression to a strong, avant-garde signature.

MoMu's new 'Collection presentation' looks back at four decades of Belgian fashion, along with a selection from the museum's historic collection. The exhibition reviews the key protagonists of Belgian fashion, based on topics characterising the unique nature of the MoMu collection.