‘COSTUMES & WISHES for the 21st CENTURY’

BLESS, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Manuel Raeder

Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstrasse 1, 10117 Berlin
31 October 2016 – 22 January 2017

‘Costumes & Wishes for the 21st Century’, a collaboration between BLESS, visual artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and interdisciplinary design Studio Manuel Raeder.

The exhibition features a series of costumes which were part of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s apparitions dating back to 2013, including Edgar Allan Poe, Lola Montez, and Fitzcarraldo among others. These costumes are staged by Manuel Raeder to perpetuate the spirit of apparitions and transformations. The newly developed Mountain Chairs and Valley Chairs can be used inside the exhibition. 

In addition, during the run of the exhibition, on November Cosplay Sundays’ from 3 – 6 pm, visitors are invited to try on character t-shirts and accessories designed by BLESS as well as receive hairstyling by Hiro and makeup interpretations by ‘USLU Airlines’. BLESS’s collection of ‘wearaways’ will offer visitors the opportunity to incorporate the characters and take their contemporary interpretations even further, off-site.

Photograps by Andrea Rossetti, Ines Kaag, Manuel Raeder