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Somewhere Between Fashion and Art

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A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes

A friend sent me information about this exhibit a few days before it closed, but I was unable to attend. Drove me positively batty. So after sulking for a bit, I decided to write about it instead. But I’m still a little sulky.

This is the “A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes,” presented at New York’s Parasol Gallery by the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. All the shoes in the exhibit were created by students and alums of the Academy, and they have convinced me that I need to go to Jerusalem and go back to school!

“What’s interesting about these works is that they look at this line between fashion and art, It’s trying to look at shoes as a springboard for art and design inspiration.” -Exhibit curator Ya’ara Keydar

In other words, if a shoe can’t be walked on, is it still a shoe? That’s debatable, but as art, they were certainly a hit. In fact, one collector even made a generous offer to purchase the entire collection, but the students refused to sell. So cute. And young.

All images property of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “Somewhere Between Fashion and Art

  1. You must plan a trip to Toronto so that you can spend a day in the Bata Shoe Museum. It is marvellous.

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  2. hohohoho Very very Strange but very interesting too. I love shoes, have a lot and I think the red ones will be top for me -:) have a good day

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  3. Sonja Bata started the collection which grew into a museum in the early 1980’s. Even the building is shaped like a shoe box with the lid slightly asque. Here’s the website: http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/ A visit is a must for any shoe afficianiato.

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  4. The one that looks like a dollop of pink whipped cream is one of my favorites, as well as the minimalist one involving what looks like two wooden stone-shaped pieces and the foot form. Love the photos!

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  5. Those shoes are absolutely crazy. I would probably break an ankle and hyperventilate just trying to get into them.

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  6. I’m sulky because I can’t have these – especially that soft serve ice cream. Of course you couldn’t walk in it, you just sit there and look fabulous. And creamy.

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