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Herlinde Koelbl – Clothes Make the Man
The fashion designer Herlinde Koelbl is a self-taught photographer and in the past has worked for renowned newspapers and magazines. She gained public acclaim with her studies “Spuren der Macht” (Traces of Power), which documented the transformation of individuals in a high-ranking political or business-related position over a period of eight years. In the latest exhibition at Neuwied StadtGalerie “Kleider Machen Leute” (Clothes Make the Man) the artist analyses the importance of dress.
Sixty men and women from all over the world are shown in photographs both in their work uniforms and their leisure clothes. The uniform not only allows the recognition of the person’s job or his social standing but also gives the wearer esteem and changes his body language and charisma. Yet in leisure dress, the same people present themselves more openly and as the individuals they are, often even completely transformed. From the highest-ranking general or judge to chef or chimney-sweep, people from all walks of life are represented in the exhibition. Each double portrait is an invitation to think: “Who am I and how do I present myself to others?”
The exhibition “Clothes Make the Man” runs from 7 July to 11 September 2016 in the Stadtgalerie in the former Mennonite Church from 1768.
Opening Times: Wednesday 12noon to 5pm; Thursdays to Saturdays 2pm to 5pm; Sundays and bank holidays 11am to 5pm. Groups by prior arrangement.
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