Expo 2019

Meesterlijke vrouwen

From the 15th of June till the 8th of September 2019, the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam is presenting the exhibition “Meesterlijke Vrouwen”, Masterly Women, curated by Trudi van Zadelhoff. The exhibition is a tribute to the generation of female artists from the first half of the 20th century who have been of importance and have paved the way for many who came after them. These women stubbornly followed their own path and refused to stand in the shadow of their male art colleagues. To showcase that importance and the continuity of women visible in the art world, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam has chosen to link every classic modern artist to a related contemporary female artist.

Liselore Frowijn was invited on behalf of her studio to present an original FROWIJN look next to contemporary artist Frieda Hunziker, known for her intense use of colours within her paintings. Hunziker, who, after the Second World War, was a member of the Dutch artists’ group “Vrije Beelden”, Free Images, can be seen as a highlight of the exhibition. The bold coloured brushstrokes are splashing of her abstract canvases and demonstrate a fierce freshness that completely outnumbers her Cobra contemporaries.

Liselore examined Frieda’s paintings closely and was inspired to develop an embroidered parka with a three-dimensional painting technique. This technique was created with leftover silk-pieces in similar colours, by interweaving them in a black gazar-silk fabric, using a 5-needle punch-machine, as an homage to Frieda’s rhythmic paintings. From the black gazar, a bold parka was developed, topstitched with white yarn and cut-open at the back, showing the regenerated and painted lycra cat-suit with Barque-print from the LPRD&FROWIJN collaboration as seen in the FROWIJN webshop Serie II.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the exhibition in the picturesque city of Schiedam in the Netherlands. The work is on display until the 8th of September 2019 and accompanied by other great female artists. Check out their website for more info.

Photography by Fleur Beerthuis & Tom Haartsen.