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

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