What happens when four young, unconventional fashion talents take on a historical museum? Opening this weekend at the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg (NL) is Das Leben am Haverkamp’s first exhibition as a collective. Recently awarded the Dutch Design Award, and receiving both national and international acclaim for their individual work, we’re sure this collab is a match made in heaven.
Composed of four fashion designers and alumni of the Royal Academy of Art—Anouk van Klaveren, Christa van der Meer, Dewi Bekker and Gino Anthonisse—DLAH counter the imaginative borders between disciplines, ever resulting in unrestrained and thought-provoking art.
Diving headfirst into the plethora of interpretations and conceptions of change, DLAH’s first solo exhibition looks at the transmission of stories and knowledge about people and things in the past. Questioning our interpretation of art, and the changes that occur as a result of varying interpretation, the show is constructed to speak to (as well as stretch) the imagination.
Each newly created work, based on the rich collection of local objects gathered in the Zeeuws Museum archive, provides a bridge between past and future, a dreamy arc between knowledge and fantasy, our picture and that seen by the person standing directly next to us. Go see this with your own eyes—the journey is worth it.