Kara Hamilton, Christine Roland with Angie Keefer
Shoes by Steffie Christiaens


29 November 2013–1 February 2014

Opening: 29 November 5–8 pm
Special event: 1 December at 4 pm Sunday afternoon Bloody Marys in collaboration with Juliette Jongma
*WHERE WERE WE, by Angie Keefer, published by the Serving Library in synch with the exhibition (servinglibrary.org)

There is a pleat, or a certain type of gown, known as a Watteau Pleat or a Watteau Gown, though the painter Watteau doesn’t seem to have had much to do with its invention. He merely depicted the look repeatedly, famously, and once in petal pink satin on the back of a woman ascending a step. The latter stars in a shop sign commissioned by a man who made his living selling art and baubles to aristocrats, though it’s unclear whether artist or client truly expected the painting to advertise anything other than itself. Indeed, the sign depicts aristocrats shopping for art and baubles, but a buyer acquired it from the shop almost immediately, Watteau died shortly thereafter, and now the work is considered his final masterpiece, rather than, say, a watershed in the history of sign-making. (Angie Keefer)
Kara Hamilton, Christine Roland with Angie Keefer. Shoes by Steffie Christiaens is made possible with the support of Stadsdeel Zuid; Het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Kunstverein’s (Gold) members.