From 21 April to 26 August 2018, the Centraal Museum Utrecht presents Jan Taminiau: Reflections, a retrospective about the work and way of viewing of Jan Taminiau.
On the basis of dozens of masterpieces, the richness and depth of Taminiau’s work is shown. The audience is taken into the world of research, memories, inspiration, experiment and craftsmanship of dutch fashion designers.
Jan Taminiau (1975, Goirle) is, in addition to his love of aesthetics, known for his use of traditional handicrafts and production techniques and unique & original materials and fabric treatments. Partly because of this he received the Grand Seigneur in 2014, the most important Dutch fashion award. The classic and feminine combines Taminiau with the conceptual and experimental. Because of this, shortly after the foundation of his label JANTAMINIAU in 2004 he became popular with clients all over the world. With this monumental exhibition, the Centraal Museum wants to introduce visitors to and take a different look at the work of this master of couture. In addition to the garments, the design and thinking process are central. Sources of inspiration in fashion, photography, design and art, working method and end result are connected to each other. How does a couture piece come about? What are Taminiau’s sources of inspiration and how are they reflected in his creations?
In Jan Taminiau: Reflections, more than 60 designs by the couturier can be admired. In addition to the previously acquired creations of him from the museum’s museum collection, this exhibition presents spectacular loans from the studio of JANTAMINIAU and from private collections, plus a new collection of couture pieces that have been premiered in this exhibition. For the design an intensive collaboration has been entered into with stylist Maarten Spruyt. It promises to be a dazzling exhibition, in which visitors can immerse themselves in the world of Jan Taminiau.
The Centraal Museum Utrecht has, as the oldest urban museum in the Netherlands, a leading museum fashion collection, which also includes work by Jan Taminiau. The museum has been making eye-catching fashion exhibitions for years. Bart Rutten, director of the Centraal Museum: “After exhibitions with Viktor & Rolf, Alexander van Slobbe and Iris van Herpen, it is time again for a unique and daring collaboration with one of the Netherlands’ leading fashion talents. In this special exhibition there is a close collaboration with Jan Taminiau; it promises to be a very surprising and personal exhibition. Taminiau takes us into his visual and investigative world. In collaboration with Maarten Spruyt we want to create a spectacular and unconventional fashion presentation. ”
The Centraal Museum offers visitors the unique opportunity to meet the designer himself. Jan Taminiau enters into conversation with his sources of inspiration during the Thursday evening opening hours in the museum on 3 May, 7 June, 5 July and 2 August. More information about speakers and tickets via the site of the Centraal Museum.
The publication Jan Taminiau will be published at the exhibition. On the basis of hundreds of photographs, the reader is taken on a visual journey through the world of Taminiau. The book is for sale for € 39.95 in, among others, the museum shop of the Centraal Museum.