23 December 2018

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The Film Costumes of Barbara Baum

Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt/Main

– 10 March 2019

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Barbara Baum, one of Germany’s most renowned costume designers was awarded the German Film Prize in 2015 for her life’s work. Now the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt is dedicating an exhibition of its own to her.



 

Barbara Baum has been an integral part of New German Cinema ever since she began working with Rainer Werner Fassbinder on his film “Fontane Effi Briest” in 1972. Over the course of ten years she worked with him on over 20 films, and several television productions, including “Berlin Alexanderplatz” (1979/80), feature films such as “Die Ehe der Eva Braun” (1978), “Lili Marleen” (1980) and finally “Querelle” (1981). Projects with Volker Schlöndorff and Rudolf Thome followed. But it was her work for Fassbinder that helped her achieve international renown. “I admire your work with Fassbinder”, Jeremy Irons is said to have confessed to her in joyful anticipation of working together on the film “The Ghost House” (1993), for which she also created costumes for Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.

The Deutsches Filmmuseum is showcasing 50 original costumes in its exhibition room, which is based on Baum’s live-in studio. Although visitors must not touch the exhibited originals, they can touch the fabric samples of the materials used to provide tactile access to Baum’s works and her working process. A studio table in the exhibition presents work sketches alongside budget plans, minutes of meetings, and fitting photos, thus creating a comprehensive overview of the costume designer’s work.

The exhibition “Hautnah” (which literally means “close to the skin”), can still be seen and experienced at the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt until 10 March 2019; the exhibition will also be accessible to blind and visually impaired visitors with tactile graphics of the costumes in relief print and an audio guide.

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