Something had to be done and someone had to do it broadside
Femke de Vries
Published by Mode and Mode, Melbourne, 2020, digital print (edition of 50), 17 × 40 cm, English
Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of Mode and Mode issue 8 Rogue which is assembled around the modernist satirical magazine Rogue (1915–1916) with newly commissioned texts by Astrid Lorange, Femke de Vries, Matthew Linde, Ulrich Lehmann, Isabelle Sully, Yair Oelbaum, Katherine Bernard and Rowan McNaught.

The issue produces a conceptual mirror in the form of a split screen: on the left, a facsimile of the first issue of Rogue, published in March 1915, and on the right, Mode and Mode. This collective enquiry into Rogue not only recirculates and reconsiders this distinctive project in the context a radically different scene of art, fashion and poetry of the present day.

You can read the issue online here.

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Dictionary Dressings
Femke de Vries
Published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2017, 392 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, English
Price: €25 (Out of stock)

Dictionary Dressings is an ongoing research project by Femke de Vries that uses the nature of the dictionary definition as a “zero condition” for a piece of clothing to decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary.

The book contains an introductory conversation by the editor/artist/researcher Femke de Vries with Ruby Hoette, text contributions by Joke Robaard and Barbara Brownie and visual contributions by BLESS, Conny Groenewegen, Elisa van Joolen and Students from the HKU (University of the Arts Utrecht) 2015/16.

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