The Netherlands- Young designer Iris Van Herpen is holding her solo show at the Groniger Museum but taking pieces outside of her element and showcasing work as sculpture in the world of art and design. You can definitely spot the Mcqueen influence in her work, but nonetheless making a bold move as an artist. Take notice.
“From 24 March to 23 September 2012, the Groninger Museum presents the first large-scale solo exhibition of the work of Iris van Herpen (Wamel, 1984), one of the most striking designers of this moment. The exhibition offers an overview of her work from 2008 to the present. A selection of her most recent work, such as Capriole and the Micro collection that is to be shown in January 2012, is also on display.
Van Herpen’s work harmonizes with an important field of interest in the Groninger Museum, namely, the interface of art, design and fashion. The outfits that the Groninger Museum acquires in this domain are museum pieces with sculptural and conceptual qualities that stimulate further reflection on the phenomenon of fashion. In this framework, the Groninger Museum has already held presentations on the work of designers such as Azzedine Alaïa, Comme des Garçons, Viktor & Rolf, and Hussein Chalayan.”
photos: © Iris van Herpen text: Groninger Museum