For the series “The Masquerade Ball” Djojo & Versteeg let them be inspired by masquerade balls that were a feature of the carnival season in the 15th century. During the Renaissance, masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities in Italy. They were generally elaborate dances held for members of the upper class and became particularly popular in Venice. Guests could infiltrate events by wearing a mask, making them unrecognizable, and could pretend to be someone else. The Venetian aristocracy and other party-goers took full advantage of a scandalous fashion frenzy night of anonymity, which sometimes even ended with fatal results.
THIS ART FAIR | AMSTERDAM | ART FAIR
ART THE HAGUE | THE HAGUE | ART FAIR
(UN)LABBELED CAMP PRIDE | ROTTERDAM PRIDE | EXHIBITION
MOST PEOPLE ARE OTHER PEOPLE | ROTTERDAM | EXHIBITION