From 19 October 2013, the first day of the annual Dutch Design Week, Design Academy Eindhoven will be the guest of the Van Abbemuseum. In the exhibition 'Self Unself', Design Academy Eindhoven invites the visitor to explore the tensions between ‘I’ and ‘we’ in contemporary design. What is the role of the individual in the work of the latest generation of designers, and how do they value the collective? 'Self Unself' contains works by alumni, designers and artists related to Design Academy Eindhoven. Designers in the exhibition are amongst others Hella Jongerius, Erik Kessels, John Körmeling, Lucas Maassen, Bertjan Pot, Alicia Ongay Perez, Studio Orta, and Thonik. 'Self Unself' will be exhibited in ten rooms of the old building.
From 2012 to 2014, in the months January and February, a prominent artist or photographer displays a sensational installation around the theme of BLACK&WHITE. Two large theme-based exhibitions take place in Autumn: WHITE in 2013, and BLACK in 2014. The programme, developed and curated by intendant Anne van der Zwaag, has been made possible with the very special and generous financial help of the Wertheimer Fund.
Las Palmas building
3072 AR Rotterdam
2013 - Comments Off on Exhibition Tricks & Flicks at Villa Noailles, Hyères
Mastering a trick takes practice. After fifteen years of running a design studio, we have learnt to trust our gut feelings, combining intuition and reason. Our tricks start as experiments. We play with materials and discover production techniques. Small discoveries like a clever weave, a fiber with resin, or a reflection of light on a certain material, are repeated as if they are the building blocks of something bigger. They mostly result in interior products. In the exhibition ‘Tricks & Flicks’ some pieces may be considered end results and some just another step in the evolution of our practice.