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Visionaire Rio

Visionaire nr. 62 RIO, a new addition to the MoMu Library, Photo: Monica Ho

Visionaire nr. 62 RIO, a new addition to the MoMu Library, Photo: Monica Ho

Visionaire nr. 62 RIO, a new addition to the MoMu Library, Photo: Monica Ho

Visionaire nr. 62 RIO, a new addition to the MoMu Library, Photo: Monica Ho

We are happy to announce that the MoMu library received a new issue of Visionaire!
Visionaire, established in the spring of 1991, is a multi-format album of fashion and art produced in exclusive numbered limited editions. In the past Visionaire has published works by both famous and emerging artists from around the world as well as personalities, fashion designers, image-makers and other leaders in contemporary culture.

Visionaire nr. 62 RIO, as our newest acquisition is titled, takes the shape of a 3D lenticular case that contains a stereoscope and 18 3D slides. When the Visionaire team was introduced to a stereoscope in a brainstorm 10 years ago, they were all taken by this compact object that allowed them to immerse themselves in a 3D world by simply looking at double-image slides through this little device. Back in the 19th century stereoscopes were the main source of travel images and pictures of current events from around the world. Today, as interest in 3D technology grows, Visionaire took this analogue approach to achieve the same mesmerizing effect.

Visionaire nr. 62 RIO, a new addition to the MoMu Library, Photo: Monica Ho

Visionaire nr. 62 RIO, a new addition to the MoMu Library, Photo: Monica Ho

The images on the slides are interpretations of Rio, including: supermodel Gisele Bundchen nude in 3D by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and controversial transgender model Lea T by world-renowned artist Maurizio Cattelan with Pierpaolo Ferrari and a still of the short film ‘Perroquet’ by Sølve Sundsbø which was shown during our last exhibition Birds of Paradise. The case itself appears in two different versions with different prints: one featuring an artwork by Fernando and Humberto Campana, the other featuring an artwork by Beatrix Milhazes.

On a regular basis, the MoMu library completes its collection with books on fashion, costume and textile. On our website you can find a limited list of new acquisitions

Words by Danique Klijs