ART ABOUT SHOES – From poulaine to sneaker
HEINER MEYER – German Pop Art in stiletto format
17.01.2021 bis 24.05.2021
The shoe is one of the pieces of clothing that has always moved people. Not only means against cold and heat, injury and dirt, the shoe is above all projection surface for social position, that "go through the world" and of course erotic fantasies. From antiquity to contemporary works, from the Middle Ages to Allen Jones, the range of often unusual art representations of human footwear in this exhibition ranges. The absence of the shoe, the imprint of the shoe and the symbolic meaning of the shoe are also presented in artistic expressions. A separate area is dedicated to the red shoe.
As an "exhibition in the exhibition" a special focus is on the artistic work of Heiner Meyer. Shoes will also be found here – especially sexy high heels. But his superheroes from the world of comics, his transformations from the world of advertising, his quotes from American pop art and all the glamorous things that make up the dazzling work of this multi-layered artist also show strong positions of German Pop Art.