Clothes for Progress



Party/Opening Saturday 3 Feb from 18h00

Opening times entire weekend:
Saturday Feb 3: 11h–23h
Sunday Feb 4: 11h–17h

A Flag Gallery, Bellamyplein 28–3

Clothes for Progress continues their hyping collaboration with British artist Daniel David Freeman to present “LET YOUR SPIRIT SOAR!” at A Flag gallery. A collection of overprinted designer garments and photographs in support of our core charities The Black Archives, Black Queer and Trans Resistance and Nederland Wordt Beter, to help reach their respective goals of making hidden history visible for a future without racism.

For the campaign, Dutch photographer and artist Sander Coers turns traditional scarecrows into a symbol of the Clothes for Progress community by dressing them in the various donated garments. A welcoming figure rather than a faceless scare. Given the present cultural climate we take the space to dream together of a safe utopia, “LET YOUR SPIRIT SOAR!” isn't just an event; it's a call to action.

Come by during the weekend or the Saturday night official opening to get your hands on one of the overprinted garments or art editions. Brands include Acne, Prada, Aries, Undercover, Margiela, and many others.

Prices start at €45

Daniel David Freeman
is an artist from London. He studied Graphic Design at Camberwell and then later graduated from a fine art MA at Chelsea (UAL). He has exhibited internationally and collaborated with brands including Simone Rocha, Highsnobiety, The Face, Carhartt, Dr Martens, NTS and Dover Street Market, to name a few. He works across sculpture, textiles, costume, painting, and commercial illustration with a focus on hand made, real life outcomes. His work explores the boundaries of graphic art and the importance of physicality within an illustrative art practice. His positively dystopian image making unpretentiously points to the darkness our times but remains firmly joyous and intermittently amusing.

Sander Coers is an artist working with photography based in Rotterdam, whose work balances the borders of documentary and fiction. With a tender gaze, he seeks to establish new perspectives on masculinity by visualizing, revisiting, and (de)constructing memories in melancholic and highly romanticized worlds that possess a cinematic quality.

Jette Vogel is a visual artist and scenographer based in Rotterdam. Alongside her artistic practice she works as a scenographer in theater and film. Jette made the scarecrows for the campaign.

Clothes for Progress (C4P) is a continuous fundraising platform harnessing the power of fashion as a tool to build community, and give back. Through a series of fundraisers and events, Clothes for Progress supports charities at the forefront of social justice movements.

About A Flag Gallery; Art hung from a pole above a public pool. A home gallery centered around public art. Launched by Anna Kinneir, who has called Amsterdam home for 7 years, A Flag claims the flag as a canvas and the pole as a gallery — hanging art for all to see from the street. Further works are available to view in the home setting at launches and by appointment. Elemental to A Flag is the meeting of minds and the nurturing of relationships. It intends to use art to connect people and fuel conversation.