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An Afternoon about Wear and Work

In collaboration with State of Fashion and GmbH, the Nieuwe Instituut is hosting an afternoon around the exhibition Workwear, with conversations and presentations about work and workwear and an opportunity to visit the temporary installation bodies that make, bodies that consume.

27 May 2023 12:00 - 15:00

Installation for the exhibition Fashion as Encounters. State of Fashion Biënnale, 2022 | Ways of Caring. Photo: Eva Broekema.

Secondhand Speculation

Talk | 14:00-15:00 hr

In an interactive dialogue session, Sisterhood (Zinzi de Brouwer and Linda Valkeman) explain the challenges that communities in the Global South are facing as the Global North floods them with second-hand clothing. Explore how Indigenous craft and second-hand clothing can be the solution for future concepts and materials, and how systems can be set up to create a future landscape in which fashion can be mutually beneficial for the Earth and its inhabitants.

bodies that make, bodies that consume

Temporary Installation | 15:00-16:00 hr

From 26 until 28 May 2023, the installation bodies that make, bodies that consume can be visited for free during opening hours of the Nieuwe Instituut. The installation reflects on the daily lives and working conditions of those employed by clothing manufacturers. The co-creators of the installation, Santiago Útima (Colombia), Siviwe James (South Africa), Widi Asari and Riyadhus Shalihin (Indonesia), hope to bridge the gap between ‘the hands that make’ and the ‘bodies that consume’, with the aim of addressing the various emotional and physical situations labourers endure.

Serhat Isik and Benjamin Alexander Huseby. Creative Directors of GmbH. Image courtesy of GmBH.

An Afternoon with: GmbH

Talk | 16:00-17:00 hr

As part of 'An Afternoon with', the series of talks with emerging and established international voices, the Nieuwe Instituut welcomes fashion collective GmbH for a special talk during the afternoon which will be moderated by Shaquille Shaniqua Joy. Together with the designers we talk about their practice, their inspirations and their fascination with workwear.

This programme is organised in collaboration with State of Fashion and part of the exhibition Workwear, on view at Nieuwe Instituut from 26 March to 10 September 2023.

The installation bodies that make, bodies that consume by Santiago Útima, Siviwe James, Widi Asari and Riyadhus Shalihin at the Deck (on the first floor of the museum) is a special temporary exhibition in light of the talk and can be visited from 26 to 28 May 2023 for free during visiting hours of the Nieuwe Instituut.

Language: English | Location: Nieuwe Instituut | Tickets: €10,-/5,-/,0,-



Explore the exhibition Workwear, in which Nieuwe Instituut and fashion researcher Eldina Begic pay tribute to functional clothing. You can see dozens of vintage classics, current highlights and futuristic experiments from the collections of fashion designers, artists, private collections, and museums.

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