Period & Style


Even though he was recently in the hospital – he still expects to reach the age of a hundred years. And then, in 2357, exactly 300 years after he has deceased, he will be recovered in a colourful temple decorated with various symbols from nature. The temple’s entrance is guarded by a brown bear; the body rests in a tailored made sarcophagus – including erection! Ejaculating penises as far as you can see. Horrific or controversial? In the universe Walter Van Beirendonck creates, death embraces its smaller brother. ‘It fits perfect’, the fashion king of Antwerp concludes. This video is part of the The Art of Fashion exhibition, on view until January 10th 2010 at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.


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