On Saturday 27 May 14:00-17:00 in collaboration with State of Fashion and GmbH, the Nieuwe Instituut is hosting an afternoon around the exhibition Workwear, with conversations and presentations about work and workwear and an opportunity to visit the temporary installation bodies that make, bodies that consume.

The installation bodies that make, bodies that consume by Santiago Útima, Siviwe James, Widi Asari and Riyadhus Shalihin – part of the State of Fashion Biennale 2022 | Ways of Caring – at the Deck (on the first floor of the museum) is a special temporary exhibition. The special temporary exhibition in light of the talk and can be visited during the programme for free during visiting hours of the Nieuwe Instituut.

On display

Professional Colonialism, The Or Foundation Sackitey Tesa

Secondhand Speculation

In an interactive dialogue session, Sisterhood (Zinzi de Brouwer and Linda Valkeman) explain the challenges that communities in the Global South are facing as the Global North floods them with second-hand clothing. Explore how Indigenous craft and second-hand clothing can be the solution for future concepts and materials, and how systems can be set up to create a future landscape in which fashion can be mutually beneficial for the Earth and its inhabitants.

Photo Eva Broekema

Bodies that make, bodies that consume

From 26 until 28 May 2023, the installation bodies that make, bodies that consume can be visited for free during opening hours of the Nieuwe Instituut. The installation reflects on the daily lives and working conditions of those employed by clothing manufacturers. The co-creators of the installation, Santiago Útima (Colombia), Siviwe James (South Africa), Widi Asari and Riyadhus Shalihin (Indonesia), hope to bridge the gap between ‘the hands that make’ and the ‘bodies that consume’, with the aim of addressing the various emotional and physical situations labourers endure.

Photo GmBH

An afternoon with: GmbH

As part of ‘An Afternoon with’, the series of talks with emerging and established international voices, the Nieuwe Instituut welcomes fashion collective GmbH for a special talk during the afternoon. Moderator Shaquille Shaniqua Joy will talk with the founders about their practice, their inspiration and their fascination with workwear.

Photos Hansol Park