Adorned: Fashion and Moving Image
In light of Adorned – The Fashionable Show, Foam is creating a one-time event focused on the relation between the languages and themes of fashion and the moving image.

The visual language of fashion and its representation is constantly evolving and changing. It becomes enriched by various influences and contaminations through different forms of media. Artists are interpreting this fertile moment with increasing interest. During Adorned: Fashion and Moving Image creators, editors and curators will come together to discuss and present various fashion related video productions to dive into the visual language of fashion. Starting with an introduction, lecture by Shelly Jones (NOWNESS) and conversation by various artists such as Catherine Servel, Suzie & Leo and Mohamad Abdouni, the evening will contain screenings of multiple fashion related video projects of which the artists will be present to talk and answer questions about their work.

Untitled, from the series Boys of Hong Kong, 2018 © Alexandra Leese/ courtesy of the artist

Moving image artworks go hand in hand with the photographic image. Together they not only explore topics which change and shape the landscape of fashion, but also the different techniques. Dance, performance, theatre, fiction and music are all elements of an ongoing conversation, in which fashion is contributing.

Adorned – The Fashionable Show presents intriguing and challenging fashion related photography projects created by a new generation of visual artists. They all work with fashion, but most of them are not straightforward fashion photographers. For them, fashion and style are primarily tools to construct or question identities, to empower people and to play with cultures, gender, race and ages.

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The exhibition is made possible by Fonds 21 and Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Adorned: Fashion and Moving Image