Just as in February 2014 and November 2014, I had the privilege of a guided tour at the Belfius Art Gallery yesterday evening. The current exhibition, called “Recollection – Art & Fashion“, focuses on the relationship between art and fashion. It combines 17th century paintings with contemporary clothes, shows paintings by a fashion designer, next to one of his designs, and more. Everything “packaged” in a setting that combines lots of textile in various forms with video loops.
I won’t try to answer the question: “Is fashion an art form?“. But the the exhibition makes it abundantly clear that art inspires fashion, and that fashion inspires artists. The way all the works are presented on the 32nd floor of the Rogier Tower in Brussels made it a worthwhile visit – recommended!
If you want to visit the Gallery, hop over to the Belfius Art Gallery website and reserve your spot – the gallery is only open for the public by reservation on a limited number of dates from now until April 2017.
By the way, if you visit this post after April 2017, don’t try the Gallery link. Belfius apparently has not yet found a way to archive its past exhibitions, as I have just found out while revisiting my 2014 posts on the subject…