Starker Auftritt!/Stepping into the Limelight!

A Shoe exhibition at the GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst of Applied Arts in Leipzig, Germany from 28th of March till the 29th September 2013. Together with Sabine Epple, the curator of modern art of the GRASSI Museum, Liza Snook selected more than 150 exclusive shoes from the Virtual Shoe Museum, supplemented with German artists and designers who created shoes.

The special relationship which exists between people and shoes – and in particular women and shoes – is a popular source of fascination. The mystical attraction they exert is felt not only by the female of the species, but also to an increasing extent by designers and artists who are thinking ‘outside the shoebox’ and falling head over heels for footwear.

Never before has an exhibition showcased such an experimental, boundary-pushing concept of shoe design. There is nothing mainstream about the styles on show; rather, they are imaginative, bold and even provocative. Some 150 pairs of shoes from a hundred or so international designers introduce the visitor to a wealth of styles, ranging from the architecturally inspired to creations of audacious irony and socially-motivated footwear. The most exclusive shoes from all over the world have been brought together on loan for the exhibition. Most are one-off or limited edition designs.

During the exhibition we will write articles about the participating artists and designers and keep you posted on shoe events. Hope you will step into the Limelight with us!

Starker Auftritt!/Stepping into the Limelight!
GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Johannisplatz 5-11, Leipzig, Germany

Events at the museum in April
April 10th / Wednesday / 12.00 / Art break
Shoe Show. Lecture by with Axel Menz

April 11th / Thursday / 14.00 Lecture about the failed shoe-objects.
After this making a clay Ceramic shoe object to take home with Axel Menz (only for children – 5 €)

April 14th / Sunday / 11.00 / Lecture by Sabine Epple (curator of the exhibition)
Shoes between passion and design.

April 30th / Tuesday / 16.30 / English language guide
Step into the limelight. Lecture by Westrey Page