vendredi 19 mars 2010


With MoMu, ra presents BLACK - a celebration of the world of black fashion. from wednesday march 24th the corridor of ra becomes a shadowy tunnel, as the entrance into our cave of wonders. fashion designer lena lumelsky creates this black-hole as the first installment of her black collaboration. hosting a month of collaborations with fashion designers, artists and performers, ra delves into the past and the future of the noble shade, exploring black through 
installation art, unique fashion and design objects, and conceptual performances.

ra has invited our darkest designers to present unique black garments and accessories from their archives, including luxurious creations from hannah marshall, louise goldin, ilya fleet, rad hourani, lion blau, j. smith esquire, aitor throup and john rocha. 
BLESS will take to the walls of ra with a one-off black balloon installation, and elise gettliffe 
and butterflysoulfire will create sculptural artworks, all to be dotted across the two levels of the ra space. 

akiko murata, verlaine and romain brau will transform the vintage corner with the darkest archives of thierry mugler, azzedine alaïa, chanel and other great ‘masters of black’. 

in the ra kitchen, serdjan stancic will serve a delicious black high tea, for a gothic spring tea party.
in collaboration with ra printed matter, lena lumelsky has illustrated a limited-edition lightbox 
shadow puppet theatre, featuring scenes and characters from 20th century fashion history.
the black theatre will be available for sale in the ra bookshop and MoMu.

EXTREME BLACK - MOMU AFTERPARTY, march 24th 10:30pm until late
ra invites the guests of MoMu to the official afterparty of the masters of black exhibition,
and the unveiling of russian fashion designer lena lumelsky’s train tunnel.
ft. ra DJs
lena lumelsky hosts the first performance on the black stage, for a ceremonial dressing rite
featuring models wearing her dark designs.
featuring a live piano performance by the renowned pianist françois glorieux.
MVTΛTIONS BY JEAN BICHE, april 2nd + 3rd from 6:30pm
brussels-based performance artist jean biche will enact his newest study MVTΛTIONS,
a 40-minute one man show of experimental dance and theatre.
YUIMA NAKAZATO, april 10th from 7pm (to be confirmed)
japanese accessories designer yuima nakazato hosts a dance performance by sabrina fischer,
wearing his fantastical sci-fi body armour, body jewellery and skyscraping handmade shoes.
BLACK PROJECTIONS, april 17th from 6pm
spanish video artist lliure briz presents a range of audiovisual art projections inspired by BLACK.

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