• Posted:Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Head to Holland for a bit of culture
Anyone planning on going on holiday in the next month or so who wants to do more than sit on a beach drinking Sangria might be interested in catching a plane to Holland as a mammoth art exhibition has just opened its doors to the public and there's a hell of a lot to see. The Art of Fashion: Installing Illusions at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is meant to uncover the relationship between both art and fashion through the exhibition of new artistic works by five cutting edge designers. It does sound a bit like one for the girls, I'll admit, but I bet you anything that it'll be just as appealing to men when you get there. From what I've heard, one of the designers combines clothes and film to convey her personal experiences, while another puts on rather theatrical fashion shows.

For the hardened backpacking fashionista, there's even a book to accompany the exhibition, which looks at the history of art and fashion's relationship, written by various international authors. Failing that, if you don't think you can cope with lugging a big book around with you for the remainder of your holidays, a slim-line magazine is also being published.

The show itself is not all catwalk queens and weird sculptures made from clothes either. There are some interactive activities going on at the same time that could be tempting - several workshops, lectures and family days in the museum are also being put on throughout the autumn.

If you're up for some art but aren't into the clothes, you might like to check out the Rinus van den Bosch exhibition, which features over a hundred drawings by the artist.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19334893-ADNFCR
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