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An Encounter with Her

Platform-L in Seoul hosts Thomasine Barnekow’s solo exhibition.

The exhibition is initiated and supported by Louis Quatorze.

THOMASINE couture gloves Whispering Bivalve
in knitwear collaboration with Cecile Feilchenfeldt.

Photo by
Benjamin Taguemount

PLATFORM-L
Contemporary Art Center

Seoul South Korea

December 6 2017 - February 11 2018

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Platform-L opened to public in May 2016 establishing itself as a locus for diverse and noteworthy creative perspectives which connect contemporary artists to audiences in Korea and beyond. Platform-L is founded and supported by Louis Quatorze.

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An Encounter with Her

First part was curated as a visit to an imaginable home of an independent woman. A concept by the exhibition director Kangeun An, inspired from visiting the small glove atelier in Paris of Thomasine Barnekow.

In the installation, the visitor was invited to meet 30 artists, mostly korean, to get the feeling of walking through ’her’ dining room, bedroom, dress room, to find traces of her identity and to share her passion. There is a hint of Paris in ’her’ world, creating the beginning of a dream for the visitors.

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Reflective Winter Forest

Nature is the metaphor of the exhibition design: A Scandinavian forest reflecting an imagined tropical garden, with gloves as blooming winter accessories.

First MEET yourself in the mirrors - then MEET the reflexions of others - before discovering the hidden glove garden.

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The Glove Garden

A dream that began in the home land of Thomasine, where polypore mushrooms would be the only ’blooming’ element in winter. The polypores giving strength to the imagination of a tropical garden, where the gloves come alive as leaves, fruits and flowers.

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The Glove Garden

Ready-to-wear gloves SEOUL, ISTANBUL, MADRID, and NEW YORK, reaching out to the world in a spectra of lambskin from bright turquoise, fresh green to rich moss - plays a metaphoric game with gloves as art by the choice of uncommercial colors.

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Dream of Gloves

A selfie paradise for the many visitors of the winter garden.

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Couture Orangery

Where there is warmth, there is also growing ideas - that is what symbolizes the couture orangery.

EMBRACE SPACE 4 meter gloves, like a vine or like a snake - embracing the mirror element.
The couture gloves are presented like precious sculptural objects in elegant vitrine cabinets.

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Couture Orangery

Illustration on wall of Thomasine Barnekow’s couture atelier
by Sophie Glover (2015).

Courtesy of Grey Area Paris

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A Visual Encounter

An invitation to ten photographers, that each one has created an own new signature photo work inspired by a glove of own choice out of the Thomasine collection.

Photos:
Adriane Grzadziel with
Sofie Nielander
Barrie Hullegie
Benjamin Taguemount with
Sarvenaz Dezvareh
Susanne Stemmer
Baudouin Winckler
Studio BAR
Thomas Manneke
Andreas Waldschuetz
Sabrina Bongiovanni
Reed Young

Films:
Hélène Combal-Weiss,
Léa Bardin
Sarvenaz Dezvareh
Marco Novoa

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A Visual Encounter

For Thomasine Barnekow, photography is an art form that creates a new dimension of poetry for her craft.
Over the years, when she has developed her design, she has been lucky to meet different photographers with fascination for her work.

HOPEFUL SPIRIT
couture gloves

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An encounter with her invisible self

The perfumed PARIS gloves, welcomed the visitors to the perfume room. Grand flower arrangements is an inherited formal art from both European aristocracy and Asian high court life.
The bouquet is arranged in a vase by Matteo Cibic’s 365 days concept collection ’VasoNaso’.

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An encounter with her invisible self

The visitors could experience a variety of perfumes presented in collaboration with the French Korean Aromatics and the Department of Glass Art and Design of Namseoul University but also meet ’her own scent’, which was specifically made for the exhibition and is decorated with the art installations by glass artist Kim Hunchul.

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Final impression to the visitors before leaving Platform-L, large prints of Benjamin Taguemount’s visionary photography was put on large scale display. Showing the two couture gloves DELIGHTFUL SOUL and HOPEFUL SPIRIT.

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