08 February 2014 exhibition designed Kunsthal Rotterdam opened by Star architect Rem Koolhaas after a major renovation and an art robbery in 2012 with new security system their goals. “S.h.o.e.s-Head over Heels” is one of the first exhibitions. The exposition includes approximately 500 exhibits, including a model of the nephew of the architect
For some visitors, especially in the shoe lovers, the sight of 500 shoe exhibits in the Kunsthal Rotterdam caused palpitations. The collection is linked to the 2009 designed exhibition “in her shoes”, the curator Jannet de Goede specifically extended: “I wanted to enrich the collection of contemporary designs in particular with those which reveal architectural influences from the last five years.”
So find the Sandals made of PVC and with waffle-shaped heel in the spring/summer collection 2013 by Givenchy in addition to historical models of the Victorian era and shoe classics, including ballerinas by Roger Vivier on ClothingExpress.org. Exceptional loafers, wooden clogs and pumps with dizzyingly high heels are placed. The presentation is free of a chronological order and true to the criteria of the exhibition organisers, which focused exclusively on the design.
The viewer’s gaze should be focused on the essentials, Jannet de Goede, ‘are dressed like feet from the shape of the shoes.” Dispensed with references to manufacturing, designers or prominent wearers. For connoisseurs, associations are still unavoidable, such as the blue satin pumps by Manolo Blahnik, who did “Sex and the City” actress Sarah Jessica Parker in the TV series or the platform sandals, Salvatore Ferragamo has designed in 1938 for movie icon Judy Garland.
The tour of the exhibition is to make any, stops the visitor for pleasure and interest: for example, before André Perugia’s surrealist shoe “Homage to Braque” in the shape of a fish, a loan of the international of Shoe Museum in the French Romans-sur Isère, or when the PVC pump with stamped pattern by REM D. Koolhaas, the nephew of the architect of the Kunsthal Rotterdam. The construction artist currently making with a further building in his hometown of talk: the “de Rotterdam”, a silver tower landscape along the waterfront of the city. It houses the first hotel designed by Koolhaas in addition to offices and homes, operated by the nhow hotel chain, which fascinated with beautiful views over the Erasmus bridge. So overlooks the port, whose industrial charming continuously enriched with renowned architecture from there.Rotterdam is worth a long visit as far as the shoes carry a.