All Speak Out tours:
12 August: Carlijn Jacobs, fashion photographer
19 August: Lennart Booij, curator Applied Arts & Design at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
26 August: Olga Kortz, editor-in-chief i-D Netherlands
2 September: Mirjam Kooiman, curator at Foam
This activity is only available in Dutch.
Helmut Newton's photography has been subject to all manner of misinterpretation, especially in the 1970's when the women's movement stated fashion photography in general, particularly those of unclothed women taken by men, as victimizing. But Newton rebelled against the traditional, subservient women he found in fashion magazines and flipped the expected gender roles . His women were strong, dangerous and in charge of their sexuality. Newton created his world, where women are the stronger sex and men are largely dependent on their good will.
OLGA KORTZ | 26 AUGUST
Newton’s work certainly is a direct result of socio-political changes in the sixties and seventies: shifting power relations, emerging emancipation and a much freer sexual morality. His photography reflects and popularized the influence of fashion designs, such as ‘Le Smoking’ by Yves Saint Laurent. The tuxedo suit for women empowered women, by creating the option to wear the same clothing as men with power and influence. During the guided tour Olga will take you on a search for silent desires, to talk about women empowerment and points out the animals who seem to be quite well represented in the exhibition.
The guided tour Speak out takes place on Friday evenings and starts at 19.00 at Foam. Reservation is required for participation. The tours will be given in Dutch and there are 20 spots available per tour. Costs € 7,- (admission excluded).
ABOUT OLGA KORTZ
Olga Kortz is a writer and the editor in chief of i-D Netherlands. i-D is the VICE-platform dedicated to all things fashion, art, identity and subcultures. In the past she has been the editor in chief of Hard//Hoofd en has worked for publications varying form Hollands Maandblad to HP/De Tijd and from Hard Gras to Linda. In 2014 she was awarded the debutants’ scholarship by Hollands Maandblad, winning in the categories for poetry as well as prose.
The exhibition is organised in close collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.
Helmut Newton - A Retrospective is made possible with support of Main Sponsor Wolford, Lead Benefactor Fonds 21 and Project Partners Helmut Newton Foundation, Spaces and VSBfonds.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.