• MAR 09 to JUN 02
    Solo Exhibition
    Christophe Coppens

    Category

    • Solo Exhibition
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    MAR 09 to JUN 02, 2013

    Event Location

    Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

    Rotterdam
    Netherlands

    Information

    Christophe Coppens (b. Belgium, 1969) worked as an accessories designer for 21 years, under his own label as well as for other designers. On 5 May 2012 he decided to close his business and discontinue all his activities in the realm of fashion. His most personal reason for doing this was the dilemma between fashion and art that he felt for many years.

    "You can’t be a good artist with the mentality of a fashion designer,” Coppens explains. “And I didn’t succeed at being a part-time artist.”
     

    His first work as a “full-time artist” is EVERYTHING IS LOCAL, Landscape 1, a work commissioned by the Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge initiative. Boijmans has the honour of presenting this work to the public for the very first time.

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