“Connected by Similarities“
Semi-permanent exhibition at “The Erasmus Huis, Dutch Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia (2016-2019)
Exhibition: The Blend Within – Connected by Similarities
We celebrate the history, present and future view on intercultural collaboration, the cross cultural influences within art, music, fashion, culture & identity. What it means to be mixed, to mix or to live in a mixed world, and how everything is related to what you are experiencing right now.
“The Blend Within” aims to bridge and raise awareness of cross cultural influences around the world. By showing how and what is connecting people and cultures, and how it enhances intercultural relationships, it allows people to unite and adjust their perspectives of our world as a whole.
A journey through history by showcasing the similarities within fashion, music & arts.
This exhibition features cross cultural works of artists, musicians and fashion designers like: (Fashion) Dries van Noten, Stella Jean, Leon Bakst, Callot Soeurs, Paul Poiret, (Art) Olivia Rose, Jan Toorop, Jennifer Lim, (Music) DJ Kentaro, Ki:Theory & Odezsa, Vaja, Anna Zassimova, Djaga, Lotte Sterk, Daan van Haren & Irma Indi, Cronik and more. Portraits & Interviews by Nicky Boot featuring: Karen Soebrata, Helena Vionyxa, Suzanne Reid, Rosa van Malsen, Resya Barnez, Elyse Bos, Lara van Leeuwen and Elhadji N’Diaye Ferrero amongst others.
“This is your story”. Get in touch with a part of your own identity.
You are invited!
By: Nicky Boot & Resya Barnez
Mood & Experience @foreignscents
left to right: Evening gown (1915) by: Callot Soeurs (Callot Sisters) Fashion design house opened in 1895 located in Paris, France, by the
four Callot sisters. Stella Jean, Haitian, Italian fashion designer, whose mixed cultural identity plays an important role in the creation of her collections. Dries van Noten, Belgian fashion designer, whose 2010 autumn collection was inspired, influenced by: Javanese Batik, Balinese ikat
and Sumatran gold threaded songket motifs and patterns amongst others. Serge Sudeikin, Russian artist, costume designer for Ballets Russes
The Blend Within “Fashion”
Stella Jean AW 15 -16 Collection by: Stella Jean (1979) Haitian, Italian fashion designer, whose mixed cultural identity plays an important role in the creation of her collections. Her 2015 autumn winter collection was inspired, influenced and created with elements from: the Indian Himalayas, hand-loom fabrics made by women artisans in Burkina Faso and Mali and jewelry realized by Haitians artisans among-st others. An exemplary aesthetic, ethical and social encounter in which India, England, Italy, Burkina Faso and Haiti dialogue at a fast pace.
Dries van Noten
The Blend Within “Fashion”
Dries van Noten SS10 RTW Collection (2010) by: Dries van Noten (1958) Belgian fashion designer, whose 2010 autumn collection was inspired, influenced by: Javanese Batik, Balinese ikat and Sumatran gold threaded songket motifs and patterns amongst others.
(Photographs by: Patrice Stable)
Point – Scan – Play > Exhibition is fully interactive, all works are connected to digital media: websites, audio, video, interviews and performances.
left to right: The Blend Within “Fashion” Costume design for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes by: Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (1866 – 1924) Jewish, Russian painter, costume designer whose theatrical style was influenced by Egyptian, Greek, Persian and Islamic fashion and arts amongst others. (Images by: Leo Boudreau) 1st – Design for Natasha Trouhanova as the Peri in “La Peri” (1911) for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes | 3rd – Costume Design for a Boeotian in “Narcisse” (1911) for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes (Image by: Leo Boudreau)