With 60 000 visitors Felipe Oliveira Baptista anthological exhibition is already the most visited exhibition ever in Mude, and will be extended to March 30.
Opened on October 17, 2013, the anthological exhibition – a partnership between Mude – Museu do Design e da Moda and CENIT – Centro de Intelegência Têxtil, within the Porto Fashion Show project – should have ended last week, but being the most visited exhibition ever, the organization decided to extend it until the end of March.
The first retrospective dedicated to the designer and Lacoste creative director is thus the most popular one in the museum, followed by exposure “Lá vai ela, formosa e segura” dedicated to scooters, which took place in 2010.
The exhibition, simply titled “Felipe Oliveira Baptista,” shows 130 pieces, arranged in five sections: Protection, New Uniforms and Work Clothing, Variable Geometries, Revisiting the Classics and Technology vs Nature. The centrepiece of the exhibition is Alexandre de Betak’s art installation named Screen to the Mind, with 80 screens showing the creative process and the influences on Felipe Oliveira Baptista work.
The exposition, which occupies 1.500 m2, also relies on the collaboration of three Lisbon museums, that supplied pieces to help illustrate the designer 10 years journey: remembering the Azorean Felipe Oliveira Baptista roots three traditional greatcoats were lent by the Museu Nacional do Traje and the Museu Nacional de Etnologia and the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência borrowed a skeleton of a female dolphin discovered in Troia.
According to Mude, next week will be released the catalogue of this show, illustrated with the designer’s creations.