OBSESSION during MºBA
OBSESSION An exhibition during the MoBA. When does "collecting" becomes an obsession? The sociologist Herman Boeije collected women's underwear and everything that went with it. Corsets, torselets, bustiers, camisoles, brassieres, hipbands, panty bottoms and also busts for presentation, manikins, advertising material, documentation and even shop interiors. In addition he collected many pieces of historical swimwear (like Tweka from the 20ties), for ladies as well as for gentlemen.
We were asked to come up with an idea for an exhibition for the Historische Kelders Arnhem ("Historical Cellars Arnhem"), who wanted to build a bridge between history and the MoBA 13 theme "Fetish". We decided to ask the widow of Boeije if we could use the whole Boeije-collection. It is so ambitious it has never been done before. We are especially intrigued by the vast amount and diversity of the collected items. In the Historische Kelders in Arnhem we re-arranged the whole collection. Resulting in chambers with thousands of bras, unopened boxes, a hall full of pink corsets and so forth. The exhibition runs from 8 June to 1 August 2013 (reduction with MoBA passe-partout) Historische Kelders Arnhem (5 min. walk from the Arnhem Station) Oude Oeverstraat 4A Arnhem Open: tuesday - sunday 12.00 - 17.00 h