Publicity shots for a 2020 exhibition of women’s activewear at FIDM – nice that they are planning to show the garments in motion. I feel that Gertrude Bell and Harriet would approve! Meanwhile in London, Anni Albers and her weavings are still on show and a massive Dior exhibition will be opening soon.
Princess of the Yoruba people and goddaughter of Queen Victoria, this portrait is part of the national portrait gallery’s archive.
The Reichsgrafin von Fries, circa 1770 by Alexander Roslin
Cherubs on the ceiling. Photos from the fabulous @glory.of.disrepair feed that is based in Germany. This reminded me of my visit to Mannheim last year.
“Jewish food and black food crisscross each other through history. They are both cuisines where homeland and exile interplay. Ideas and emotions are ingredients – satire, irony, longing, resistance – and you have to eat that food to extract the memories. The food of both diasporas depends on memory….I love that almost the entirety of the Jewish population will sit down for a Seder and discuss and debate the ancient lessons of slavery versus freedom while using an edible Torah to process these lessons in their body – through all the sense available to the eater.
Passover is, thus, my favourite meal. Why not? I am the descendant of enslaved people. I take it personally.”
Michael Twitty, writing in his examination of black Southern cooking, genetic and cultural identities and the enslaved history through food, The Cooking Gene. Here he reflects on how food can be more than just an experience of appetite.
Suzanne Jongmans recreates clothing and the poses in old Flemish paintings, making the drapes and costumes from recycled plastic packaging. Reminds me of this series a lot.
Lady Elizabeth Kitson, George Gower (Tate Britain), 1573. Image via the always-intriguing @artgarments Instagram feed.