15/09 – 22/10/17
Spider is participating in a exhibition from The Hague Virtual Shoe Museum.
In addition to purely protective and fashion function shoes equally carry identity, group membership or personality of the wearer. But they also hold a good creative potential. In the hands of designers the fashionable everyday object turns into a spectacular and unique autonomous sculpture or a limited edition.
For this exhibition, Liza Snook and Joyce de Gruiter have selected artists and designers from various countries with all their own view on shoes. Shoe designs has changed in the last years, especially now industrial designers, architects and artist are also drawn into shoes.
One approaches the shoe material research and technique, the other from construction or expression. Is it a shoe when you can actually walk on them or is it a shoe when your feet fits in? Do we still need leather as material in 10 years? Can we print our shoes during breakfast in 5 years?
This show presents conceptual and layered work that makes you look twice, because there are much more things going on than a pair of wearable shoes.
Curated by Liza Snook, passionate shoe collector and founder of the Virtual Shoe Museum and Joyce de Gruiter (artist, co-curator)
[ Photo: Spider shoe sculpture – in the back – at the exhibition ‘Cipő Mágia/Shoe Magic’, together with the Dutch ambassador Rene van Hell and artistic director György Szegő. ]