THE KIPPENBERGER CHALLENGE







BOOKSHOP CHALLENGERS NEWS
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1 Aug. 2018 – 1 Aug. 2019

1
Blue Skies Forever
29 × 42 cm

The publication Blue Skies Forever is a compilation and study, consisting of found images and imaginations of female figures wearing, feeling, being blue. Although each blue might have a different meaning, from historical styles of dress for female police officers, to the dress-wearing-ingenues like Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella longing to escape the situation they are in, they all share a connection with this one colour and the many ideas and perspectives surrounding it.


2
Ladies wear the blue
18 × 24 cm

Ladies wear the blue is a collection of watercolour drawings by the hand of Melissa Mabesoone and Oshin Albrecht. The blue watercolours portray women from different moments in time. The adjacent texts describe these women's existence, roles, desires or ideosyncrasies deriving from the 'blue' in their lives. From the first female police officers and Alices all around, to Courtney Love's blue baby dolls and the girl with the blue tattoo Olive Oatman, this publication is an ode to women venturing into the world, and a way to continue telling their herstories.