viktor & rolf 'dolls' at studio job gallery
 
viktor & rolf 'dolls' at studio job gallery viktor & rolf 'dolls' at studio job gallery
apr 30, 2010

viktor & rolf 'dolls' at studio job gallery

viktor & rolf: dolls studio job gallery, antwerp may 18th to july 16th, 2010

earlier this year, studio job opened a gallery in the heart of antwerp, belgium. the inaugural show entitled ‘the birth’, featured a number of studio job‘s works which they have completed in the recent years.

the gallery’s follow-up exhibition is paris-based fashion house, viktor & rolf‘s ‘dolls’.

‘the fashion show’ photo by p. stigter

the true strength of viktor & rolf’s work lies in their genuine modesty, though they are occasionally known for making grandiose statements, with overwhelming proportions. the essence of their work is high-quality simplicity: look around you, take what you see and try to improve on it, sans any idealistic aims or wild fantasies.

viktor & rolf aim to keep with the traditions of the low countries, in which idiosyncrasies and uniqueness are only valued when kept at arm’s length, and that a humble attitude is expected. their success comes not from rejecting these conventions, but because they have developed a sincerity in which they test the boundaries of this sham context, exposing its falsehood. therefore, the duo felt they needed to put their entire oeuvre into perspective. ‘dolls’ is the result. it is a blend of creative and artistic power, coupled with the modesty which typifies their work.

this collection has now found a home with studio job, whom they have had a personal relationship with since the 1990s.

– text quoted from erik schilp, director museum of national history of the netherlands

viktor & rolf 'dolls' at studio job gallery ‘NO’ photo by p. stigter

viktor & rolf 'dolls' at studio job gallery ‘black hole’ photo by p. stigter

viktor & rolf 'dolls' at studio job gallery ‘ballroom’ photo by p. stigter

viktor & rolf 'dolls' at studio job gallery ‘russian doll’ photo by p. stigter

studio job gallery begijnenvest 8 2000 antwerp, belgium

gallery hours are: tuesday – friday from 14:00 – 18:00 pm all other times, by appointment.

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