On Friday, January 29th the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam opens the exhibition "Bell Invites". For the first time in Europe, this group show introduces the Australian artist Richard Bell. Fellow minded artists are invited to exhibit their work along with him. Among them is Hosselaer participating in this exhibition and the symposium.
5 years ago Farida started printing T-shirts. Her first work "F*** the Police" in Arabic script screen-printed on a T-shirt, put her label on the map in an instant. Her ability to design iconic T-shirts has led to the demand from the Stedelijk Museum and the HipHopHuis Rotterdam to design a T-shirt which visualizes the exhibition’s theme. Hosselaer also partakes by presenting a part of her new autonomous textile works, entitled "Freetown". The new works of art portray the beginning of a matriarchal society that is constructed of fabric on fabric and will be presented (and sold) as textile posters. Part of the work is on display from January 29th during "Bell Invites".
For the exhibition Bell also invited his good friend, legendary artist and activist Emory Douglas, with whom he has collaborated several times before. As Minister of Culture and Creative Director, Douglas is responsible for the visual communications from the Black Panthers. He is seen as one of history's leading graphic designers. And his particular signature has influenced a lot of defining American streetwear labels such as OBEY. Douglas, therefore strongly inspires the poster idea and T-shirt design Hosselaer created for the exhibition.
Exhibition: Bell Invites
Opens: Friday January 29th
Time: 17hrs – 20hrs
Exhibition January 30th – March 19th
Location: SMBA (Rozenstraat 59)