Exhibition in the Diaspora Garden and the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy

In vein with our exhibition Cherchez la femme, fashion students from the College for Clothing and Fashion in Berlin-Kreuzberg explored the theme of religious clothing. Which clothing rules do the monotheistic religions define and how are they interpreted and lived in the present? The exhibition Veiled grew out of this exploration. In the Diaspora Garden at the heart of the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy, the designers’ fashion interpretations and their creations as well as filmed visions of the textile and fashion designers on the theme of “Veiled – Unveiled” were on display.

Past exhibition

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green


W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Diaspora Garden
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

The fashion statements and exhibits were diverse – artistic interpretations characterized, among other things, by the different religious biographies and personalities of the fashion designers, tailors, and students of the welcome and vocational preparation classes.

The designs were presented and photographed with the f16 College for Photographic Studies – self-portraits capture the presence of these young people, also expressed in glances and poses.

OSZ Bekleidung und Mode (College for Clothing and Fashion)

Official website (in German)

f/16 Schule für Fotografie (f/16 College for Photgraphic Studies)

Official website (in German)

The cooperation between the College for Clothing and Fashion with the Jewish Museum Berlin and the f/16 College for Photographic Studies was sponsored as part of the Berlin cultural program for creative schools in Berlin.

Plateau plant beds inside a large hall, in between them mannequins wearing fashion designs, and above them large-scale photographs

A peek at the exhibition in the Diaspora Garden – in the foreground you see Melis Kiran's work entitled Grundgesetz (Constitution), which quotes articles 1 and 3 and asks: “What kind of person springs to mind when you have to envisage someone who suits the laws?”; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Nina Wilkens.

Exhibition Information at a Glance

  • When

    1 Jun to 1 Sep 2017

  • Where

    W. Michael Blumenthal Academy, Diaspora Garden
    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)
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