My dose of art

by Marlies Dekkers
As much as I have a love for fashion designers, beautiful fabrics and craftsmanship, I also have a love for spending my time visiting exhibitions and wandering through museums.

Art, architecture and the feeling of walking around in the mind of an artist – it fascinates me. In that respect I’m one spoilt, lucky lady. As I’m travelling a lot, I grab every chance to see many different works of art, making sure I get my regular dose of artistry.
Here are some of my favorite art exhibitions which are definitely worth a visit.


Design Museum Canada

POLITICS OF FASHION | FASHION OF POLITICS
September 18 – January 25, 2015

Politics of Fashion|Fasion of Politics, guest curated by international fashion icon Jeanne Beker with DX curator Sara Nickelson, explores how fashion is a mirror of society by highlighting how clothing has been used as a tool for communicating identity and political expression

Address:
234 Bay Street
PO Box 18, TD Centre
Toronto, Canada
M5K 1B2

Boijmans en Van Beuningen:
THE FUTURE OF FASHION IS NOW
October 11 – January 18, 2015

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is showing the fashion of the future.
With work by: Viktor & Rolf , Christophe Coppens ( Belgium ) , Hussein Chalayan (Cyprus) and Rejina Pyo (Korea) .

Address:
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
3015 CX Rotterdam

Design Museum London
WOMEN FASHION POWER EXHIBITON
29 October 2014 – 26 April 2015

Women Fashion Power offers an unprecedented look at how princesses, models, CEOs, Dames and designers have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world.

Address:
Design Museum
Shad Thames
London
SE1 2YD

The Victoria and Albert Museum
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SAUVAGE BEAUTY
14 March – 19 July 2015.

Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe.

Address
V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

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Between king and QUEEN

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Between king and QUEEN

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Who is Tasya van Ree? The mysterious girl in the big black hat has been fascinating art connoisseurs and fashion lovers alike since she burst onto the scene with her stunning black-and-white photographs of celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez and (one-time lover) Amber Heard. I asked the Hawaiian-born visual artist of Dutch-Japanese ancestry (41) about her art and soul. “Between both King and Queen is where I exist.”

BRAVE ballerina

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BRAVE ballerina

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Sara Mearns (31) is New York City Ballet’s boldest ballerina. A passionate, intense dancer, she started dancing at 3 and starred in Swan Lake when she was only 19. But instead of resting on her laurels, Sara has kept challenging herself with daring projects, from a collaboration with hip-hop dancers to a leading role in a Broadway show. I talked with the fierce Swan Queen about sacrifices, body confidence, and how to turn pain into gain. “I’m not the typical skinny, tall, long-neck kind of ballerina.”

The art of love!

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The art of love!

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Get your creative juices flowing

This Valentine’s, don’t wait around for that love-note or those fancy chocolates to feel loved and desired. Express yourself to fall in love with yourself, now!