forum

Gijs+Emmy: FASHION! the film genre
20 Mar 2014

Location
Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Time
7:30 - 9 pm
Language
Dutch
Admission
Entrance price to the museum + cover charge €2,50
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A still from the movie ´Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?' (William Klein, 1966)
A still from the movie ´Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?' (William Klein, 1966)

The Stedelijk Museum is delighted to present this special stedelijk|forum-evening dedicated a conversation about the fashion film genre and 1960s visual culture, organized in relation to the exhibition Gijs+Emmy Spectacle.

The genre of the fashion film, such as the legendary film Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (William Klein, 1966), serves as a point of departure for a conversation between Marjan Boot (curator Applied Arts and Design, Stedelijk Museum) and Prof. Dr. Anneke Smelik (Radboud University of Nijmegen). Smelik is Professor of Visual Culture and project manager of two research programs on fashion: 'Dutch Fashion in a Globalized World' and 'Crafting Wearables: Fashionable Technology'. She is particularly interested in the relation between fashion and film. Smelik and Boot will discuss a selection of film clips in relation to Smelik's research, the fashion film genre and the current Stedelijk exhibition Gijs+Emmy Spectacle.

More information about the speakers

Marjan Boot has been Curator Applied Arts and Design at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from 1996-2013. Previous to that she has worked as Curator Modern Applied Art and Design at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. She started her career as assistant-professor of 20th century art at the Institute for Art History of the University of Amsterdam. At the Stedelijk, Boot has curated many exhibitions among which: Dutch Interior Art 1895-1930 (1997), The Turbulent Vessel. Babs Haenen. Ceramics (1998), 541 Vases, Pots, Sculptures and Services (1999), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Tahiti in the Alps [1918-1928] (2002), Grayson Perry. Guerrilla Tactics (2002), Revolution in the Air. The Sixties and The Stedelijk (2003), Metallic Yellow. Gold to Robert Smit (2004), Heringa/Van Kalsbeek. Cruel Bonsai (2007-2008). During the closure of the museum her main activity was the preparation of the new galleries of craft and design.

Prof. dr. Anneke Smelik is Katrien van Munster Chair Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of Cultural Studies at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. After years of research on visual media such as film, television and video clips, Smelik shifted her focus to fashion studies and the creative industries. Smelik is project leader of two research programs on fashion: 'Dutch Fashion in a Globalized World' and 'Crafting Wearables: Fashionable Technology'. She publishes on film, art, fashion and media and examines how the image of the body changes in visual culture and fashion (for example by changing standards of beauty and perfection) by a growing compulsion to visualization or increasing fusion of man and machine (as in science fiction movies and digital photography).