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1999-10-02 until 2000-01-14
Tastes change. And so does the role taste plays in cultural exchanges.
Today, more than ever before, 'taste' is a means of communication.
Taste gives consumers an identity. A mark of 'good taste' shows who
they are in every imaginable expression of culture, but so does the taste
of food and drink. Nikes are cooler than other trainers, and Pepsi tastes
better than Coca Cola. Young people everywhere are wearing
street-wise fashions, and stylists are already paving the way for the
winter season colours and fabrics in 2003. Punk was the subject of
some dispute in its day, but now - 20 years on - even the most extreme
rock numbers can reach the Top Twenty. The Bonnefantenmuseum's
exhibition SMAAK | ON TASTE shows that taste is something that never
SMAAK | ON TASTE provides a kaleidoscope of the various issues and attitudes. Taste gurus -both familiar and
unfamiliar- will put forward their views within a colourful and sometimes conflicting diversity of topics: the media,
fashion, the senses, the arts and culture ... All of these will be dealt with.
SMAAK | ON TASTE at the Bonnefantenmuseum consists of a large-scale exhibition
(4000 m2), a programme of events and a series of supporting activities. Visitors are invited to experience, to taste
and to discuss, because when the topic is taste, visitors need to be given a central role. The museum is making use
of modern communication technology to introduce a highly interactive component into the exhibition.
SMAAK | ON TASTE looks at the theme of taste from a variety of different perspectives and thus presents a range of
opinions on the subject. Each of these perspectives has been developed in close consultation with external
specialists. The themes are roughly divided into:
fashion -style and taste
trends and tastes
changes in taste over time