Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Haute couture Cardinal

Aziz & The Cardinal | Aziz Bekkaoui

"The performance and procession - Aziz and Cardinal Simonis -  is a colourful escort of sheep, cows, horses, grooms, brides, nuns, Hare Krishna's, lots of models and performance artists. Upon arrival, Cardinal Simonis, dressed in haute couture made by Aziz Bekkaoui, blesses the guests, models and performers."

As it says on the website:


In bringing together different art forms Aziz Bekkaoui came to be innovative. He broke boundaries and evolved into a multidisciplinary artist. In the recent years he has created performances and installations in museums and theatres. On the occasion of the celebration of the Treaty of Rome, Aziz Bekkaoui presented a live performance and installation fashion show in the Knights' Hall for the European Parliament, statesmen and Queen Beatrix.

There were solo exhibitions of Aziz Bekkaoui and collaborations with various artists, which appeared in the Van Gogh Museum, the Central Museum, The Hague Municipal Museum, Historical Museum, Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, Stedelijk Museum, Cobra Museum and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 2007 the city of Amsterdam granted him the Art Award.

Freud said not inaccurately that you can become your own worst enemy- this is Fellini making a parody of the pre-Vatican II church as a fashion show.  It never was- but it is in fact a modernist problem- all show and no content. 

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