Art & Fashion. Between Skin and Clothing
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE 5 March / 7 August 2011
When art and fashion get together, it crackles between skin and clothing. Fashion reflects our modern culture in a sensual, but also a conceptual manner. Since the nineteen ninetees, designers such as Comme des Garçons and Martin Margiela explored the boundaries of clothing and their significances. After the turn of the millenium, Viktor & Rolf and Hussein Chalayan presented their fashion shows like art installations.

The Art of Fashion: Installing Allusions, an exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in 2009 by curators José Teunissen and Judith Clark, made possible by the H + F Fashion on the Edge program from writer and art collector Han Nefkens, is now presented in a new edition in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg by José Teunissen and Annelie Lütgens under the title: ‘Art & Fashion. Between Skin and Clothing’.


The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.