Agenda

June

East London Comics and Arts Festival

East London / GB
– 24.06.2018
elcaf.co.uk 

The comic is a timeless phenomenon that isn’t only relevant for a specific target group. Comic lovers can be found in all areas of artistic representation as well as among readers from a range of different backgrounds. This diversity allows for a great deal of graphic artistic freedom, something the exhibition showcases by featuring over 100 artists, mostly from the UK. The comics, illustrations and drawings will be exhibited in two locations in East London and presented in lectures, film screenings, and workshops. The ELCAF x We Transfer Award will also be presented on the last day of the festival. The winner will receive a grant of 3,500 British pounds to realise and publish their submitted work. The entrance fees are divided into two categories: The All Access ticket gives access to the exhibitions and the workshops on offer, while the Pass gives access to the exhibitions and all lectures. The Pass costs five British pounds each for one day and the All Access ticket ten British pounds. The affordable entrance fee to the exhibition and the workshops as well as the lectures underlines the festival’s aim to make it accessible to the general public as well as the younger generation.

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Delete

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg / DE
– 25.06.2018
mkg-hamburg.de 

How do photographs find their way into the different media? As part of this year’s Triennial of Photography in Hamburg, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is hosting the “Delete. Selection and Cencorship in Photojournalism” exhibition, which looks at the selection processes that an image has to go through before journals and magazines decide to print it. The focus here is on images that end up not making the final cut. As such, the exhibits, taken from the museum’s own holdings, include photographs from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, which allow us to look at both historical images and contemporary examples to examine the influence exercised by the media on shaping the public opinion.

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Animago Award

DE
– 30.06.2018
animago.com 

In addition to the ten traditional categories, this year the Animago Award is also honouring work in the categories of Best Feature Film and Best VR/AR/360°. The latter category is aimed at the many new pieces of work in the area of virtual reality and focuses on interaction, technical progress, and innovation. The competition, organised by the German technical periodical Digital Production, selects the winners of the different categories with the help of an independent specialist panel. The prizes will be awarded on 25 and 26 October 2018 during the Animago conference. Stu dios, film production companies, agencies, freelancers, private individuals, and students are invited to submit their work. The winner of the Best Young Production category will receive prize money of 3,000 euros sponsored by Digital Production.

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Make City Festival 2018

Berlin / DE
– 01.07.2018
makecity.berlin 

“Make City. The Festival for Architecture and Alternatives” is being held for a second year in Berlin under the new theme of “Berlin Remixing.” Discussion topics include social innovation within the city’s organisation and a new collaboration between all the disciplines involved, in the form of fictional concepts and applied international housing projects. A range of exhibitions, workshops, guided tours, talks and lectures will be on offer over the course of 18 days. The programme is divided into three thematic strands: “Structures and Process”, “Urban and Nature” and “Architecture and Space”. Sub-topics include areas such as urban renewal, urban design, public participation, integrating city and nature, modes of living and working, and consumption models and materials. The diverse offering will take place in different locations in Berlin, divided into the “Festival Centre”, “Hubs”, “Make City Open” and the “Studio Talks”. A multitude of international experts in practice and theory have been invited to the festival.

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#alleskönner

MAKK, Cologne / DE
– 01.07.2018
museenkoeln.de 

Peter Behrens would have been ‚150ƒ years old on ‚14 April 2018žƒ‚‡. To mark this anniversary, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK) is holding the exhibition “#all-rounder: Marking the 150ƒth Anniversary of Peter Behrens’ Birthday” in eight themed rooms with around 220 žžƒobjects by this artist and autodidact. Amongst the exhibits are objects such as the salon grand piano (‚œƒ‚1901) from Behrens’s music room in Darmstadt, as well as furniture designs and glass series including a unique glass object dating from ‚‡œ‡. In addition, there are loans from institutes and private collections, made available to the public for the first time through this exhibition. The focus is primarily on Behrens’s early work and his output when he was based in the Rhineland.

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100 beste Plakate 17

Kulturforum, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin / DE
– 08.07.2018
100-best-plakate.de 

This competition compares the incomparable, the poster, and annually awards prizes to 100 of the best emanating from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The winners of the competition in 2017 will be presented in the exhibition held at the Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Last year’s challenging question for the competition was “What is a poster?” The works submitted were assessed by comparing their format, illustration or typography, their scope and effect or their freedom of decision-making concerning the content, in order to find possible answers. The competition is a comprehensive representation of the status quo, of current trends in graphics, photography, illustration, and typography. An overview of all the winners can be found on the competition’s website.

 

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Design Studio

Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich / DE
– 15.07.2018
museum-gestaltung.ch 

In opening the Design Studio, the Museum of Design is launching an extraordinary place for conveying basic questions of design, where the processes of the discipline take centre stage. Quick sketches can convey the idea entirely without a word being spoken, and models help to test out certain parameters. The Design Studio explains the decisions that have to be made within a design process using sample design projects.

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James Dyson Award

GB
– 20.07.2018
jamesdysonaward.org 

Every year, the James Dyson Award looks for particularly innovative, clever, and promising product ideas. The criteria place equal importance on the practical benefits, the marketability, and the sustainability of the product. As a young talent competition, it is aimed at students and those who have graduated within the past four years in the areas of product design, industrial design, and engineering sciences. Teams may apply as long as at least one member fulfils these conditions. The prize money is 2,000 pounds for national winners and 5,000 pounds for international finalists. The international winner (individual or team) receives 30,000 pounds, and an additional 5,000 pounds is awarded to the respective faculty.

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Christopher Williams. Normative Models

Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover / DE
– 29.07.2018
kestnergesellschaft.de 

The medium of photography is at the centre of the work by the US American concept artist, Christopher Williams. Perfect and alluring images reminiscent of advertising or object photography only reveal their concealed levels of meaning or easily overlooked blemishes at second glance. In addition to the images, all other elements of the presentation contribute to the overall artwork of the exhibition, too, for example the (exaggeratedly detailed) titles of the works, the movable walls, and the reduced arrangement of the items in the room that interrupt the visitors’ viewing habits. The accompanying printed products like the exhibition catalogue are also designed by Williams and continue the analysis of the future production, dissemination, and reception of photography.

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Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz Kommunikationsdesign

DE
– 31.07.2018
descom.de 

To highlight design achievements from the Rhineland-Palatinate area of Germany, the design prize is awarded every year by the responsible ministry (in each case, achievements are honoured in communication design and product design on an annually alternating basis). The current competition is seeking projects in the area of visual design. The condition for entering is having a connection to this federal state of Germany, either by dint of your own or your client’s company headquarters being located there, or by studying at a university in the Rhineland-Palatinate area. Submissions can be made in the following categories: corporate design, editorial design, multimedia design, illustration, photography, film/audio, communication in space, as well as design studies and research. The winning works will receive publicity by being displayed in an exhibition with an accompanying catalogue, and through other communication channels. The participation fee is 50 euros, from which students are exempt.

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International Eyewear Design Contest

– 31.07.2018
owp.de 

The company Optische Werke Passau Brillen (OPW), which was founded back in ‚œ1947 and has an extensive portfolio of well-known brands, is organising the International Eyewear Design Contest. The competition’s aim is to generate innovative designs in the area of spectacle frames and sunglasses, and is explicitly aimed at students and graduates of design schools. Designs can be submitted for both women’s and men’s styles. The only restriction for selecting materials is the requirement that they can be produced industrially. The first prize is ž2,000ƒƒƒ euros, or alternatively a fourweek internship at OWP including accommodation and travel costs to the site. The second and third prizes are ‚1,000ƒƒƒ and 500 euros respectively. The submission deadline is 31 July 2018žƒ‚‡.

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Welt ohne Außen

Gropius Bau, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin / DE
– 05.08.2018
berlinerfestspiele.de 

“Welt ohne Außen. Immersive Spaces since the 1960s” is a combination of participative exhibition, performances, and workshops. Visitors will receive permanent tickets granting them access over two months to the various presentations by diverse artists. This interactive exhibition, which uses various channels – from traditional art presentation to immersive journalism – brings visitors and art closer together. Another central element is formed by the performances which take place in the Schliemann hall, and emphasise the tension between the presentation of an established dramaturgy and a situational event. The supplementary workshop programme changes weekly and will be led by various artists on the theme of “Embodied Aesthetics”. There, participants can demonstrate “dedication, commitment and engagement” and will be introduced to various practices, in order to use not only their own body for art, but also to develop feeling as a bodily occurrence.

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Open Codes

Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe / DE
– 05.08.2018
open-codes.zkm.de 

Codes are part of our everyday lives as they can be found in children’s toys or traffic light circuits. Lots of systems and parts of our reality are based on a language that follows logic. To provide an understanding of this language, the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe is staging “Open Codes”. An extensive accompanying programme aims to stimulate and support the exhibition, and looks at the interfaces and tracks of the digital world. Many workshops are on offer providing an insight into specific areas and digital tools. Amongst other things, a conference on digital sovereignity will take place on 2 November 2017.

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Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded

Block Museum of Art, Evanston / US
– 05.08.2018
blockmuseum.northwestern.edu 

Consumer culture advertisements serve as a starting point for the US American artist Hank Willis Thomas to explore social clichés and changing perceptions of gender, race, and social class. He makes these stereotypes visible in the two series presented, in which he looks at advertising aimed at the African American population, and the idealised image of white women in adverts. “Unbranded”, the title of the exhibition, refers to the fact that Thomas removed all forms of text from the advertisements for this purpose, including product names and slogans, so that the viewer’s full attention is focused on the visual. The examples shown are drawn primarily from magazines, a medium which for the artist represents the most important means of mass communication of the 20th century.

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Hope to Nope

The Design Museum, London / GB
– 12.08.2018
designmuseum.org 

The past decade could be described as being politically unstable. The financial crisis of žƒƒ‡ and its consequences have shaken people’s belief in the existing political system, which, in turn has affected their involvement in politics. The exhibition “Hope to Nope. Graphics and Politics 2008žƒƒ‡–žƒ‚‡2018” shows the central role played by design when it involves co-determining the big political decisions of our time, or reacting to them, such as the Arab Spring, Brexit, the US elections, and the migration crisis. Against this backdrop, the exhibition examines the different methods used over the past decade to formulate and communicate political messages.

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Raqs Media Collective

K 21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf / DE
– 12.08.2018
kunstsammlung.de 

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is dedicating a solo exhibition to the Indian artist group Raqs Media Collectiveuntil mid-August. In Germany for the first time, showcasing works by the trio, which use who uses various types of media to place social and political topics into a global context. Their goal is to invite the viewer to sharpen their “awareness of fundamental ambivalence in this world”. A central theme, visualised in the exhibition, deals with the fascination with time and its relationship to space and history. Works like “Escapement” (2009) or “Re-Run” (2013) illustrate different dimensions of time. The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen says of the work: “They encourage us to re-examine current concepts of time, their disciplinary function in everyday life and their fundamental role in the capitalist organisation of work.”

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Annual Multimedia Award

DE
– 13.08.2018
annual-multimedia.de 

Once again, the Annual Multimedia Award encourages agencies, companies, design studios, creative directors, designers, and students to submit their digital projects. To qualify, the work must have been developed, produced or commissioned in the past two years in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Submissions can be made in 16 different categories, including website, shop/e-commerce, social media, content marketing, app, installation/event, and game. Participation is free of charge initially, but fees will be due as soon as a project is awarded a prize. The accompanying publication does not only illustrate the winning projects, but also includes company portfolios, addresses, contact details, and customer lists.

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African Mobilities: This Is not a Refugee Camp Exhibition

Pinakothek der Moderne, Architekturmuseum der TU München, Munich / DE
– 19.08.2018
pinakothek.de 

For quite some time now, on account of political conflicts as well as economic and social changes, the African continent has been in a state of turmoil which leads to redrawing national boundaries (by force) and managing them differently. “African Mobilities” looks at migration as a consequence of this development, apart from the international debate on the refugee crisis. The cities’ main objective is to find architectural solutions that are adapted to demographic changes, new infrastructures, and the dissemination of modern technology. Architects, urban planners, film-makers, artists, social scientists, and authors have researched the topic together in advance of the exhibition, developed scenarios, and visualised these in different ways. After its run in Munich, the exhibition will be on display in various locations in Africa.

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Ed Ruscha – Very

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk / DK
– 19.08.2018
louisiana.dk 

Over the last 50 years, the artist Ed Ruscha (born 1937) has become one of the foremost figures in contemporary US art for his examinations of American society. Ruscha became known for his cool and elegant depictions of stylised gas stations, Hollywood logos, and archetypal landscapes. His work translates the imagery of pop culture into what the exhibition’s creators describe as “a language of cinematic and typographical codes that are as accessible as they are profound”. The exhibition is based on works from the UBS Art Collection, featuring the pieces themselves together with studies for his most iconic paintings and artist books dating from the 1960s onwards, revealing the artist’s technically and graphically innovative approach.

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Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow

Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
– 19.08.2018
voelkerkundemuseum.com 

The exhibition “Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow”, which is currently on at the Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg, showcases a plethora of design stories from Africa and Europe, thus granting insights into the African creative scene. Both the processes and the end results are on view, which often constitute creative solutions drawn from difficult circumstances. The various projects also benefit from cultural exchange and make use of everyday and traditional design practices alike. Today, globality enables designers to integrate knowledge from all over the world seamlessly into their own work. The exhibition also seeks to provide a critical reflection on the prevalent Eurocentric view of African design, and to put paid to current clichés. A catalogue of the same name has been published by Transcript to coincide with the exhibition.

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Valdis Āboliņš. And how Fluxus came to Aachen

Ludwig Forum Aachen / DE
– 19.08.2018
ludwigforum.de 

In the 1960s, Valdis Āboliņš, a Latvian, was the driving force behind the Fluxus movement in Aachen, and the namesake of the exhibition “Valdis Āboliņš. And how Fluxus came to Aachen” staged in cooperation with the Latvian Center for Contemporary Art in Riga, held in the Ludwig Forum Aachen. His influence on the town and his connection to this art movement are shown using photographs, films, and original documents about his life and works. In addition, correspondence between him and well-known Fluxus artists is presented to the public for the first time.

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Print! Tearing It Up

Somerset House, London / GB
– 22.08.2018
somersethouse.org.uk 

The exhibition “Print! Tearing It Up”, which is taking place at Somerset House in London, is devoted to innovative independent British magazines that have aspired to make a difference in the world. The publications on display include the Vorticist journal Blast from 1914, the pacifist Peace News from the 1930s, the feminist magazine Spare Rib, which was founded in the 1970s, and the pop-cult phenomenon The Face from the 1980s and 90s. Strikingly, many of the themes that they cover, such as diversity, gender roles, sexuality, and media manipulation, are abidingly important today, while print products have defied all expectations with their continued widespread popularity.

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Lore Kramer

Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 26.08.2018
museumangewandtekunst.de 

The exhibition “Lore Kramer. I Couldn’t Live without Ceramics”, currently on at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt/Main, is devoted to the designer’s ceramics, explored through a wealth of bowls, vases, plates, containers, and cups. In her work, Kramer (born 1926) placed a great deal of emphasis on appropriateness in design – an approach that is also reflected in the guiding principles behind the Bauhaus, while also echoing her husband, the architect Ferdinand Kramer. In addition to presenting various ceramic works, the exhibition highlights Kramer’s skill at drawing and her earlier work as a lecturer and professor at the HfG Offenbach.

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Die Nacht. Alles außer Schlaf

Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 26.08.2018
mfk-frankfurt.de 

The hours between dusk and dawn hold an ongoing fascination for us. Darkness is instinctively anchored as being threatening in our subconscious, and yet fantasies, romanticism, culture, and excess flourish in its shadows. The exhibition “The Night – Everything but Sleep” looks back over the centuries and the changing perception of the night and everything that people did and do when they are not asleep: from early superstition to scientific discoveries, night owls and the goth and club culture to the modern performance-oriented society’s attitude to working through the night. This broad spectrum of themes is illustrated by 350 objects and an interactive children’s section with nine stations to be explored with torches.

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Schusslinie

MUDAC, Lausanne / CH
– 26.08.2018
mudac.ch 

People often forget or do not like to admit that design also plays a part in the development of ethically controversial products, such as is the case with firearms. And for the very reason that the manufacturers and designers involved hide behind a wall of silence regarding this subject, the Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains (MUDAC) is dedicating an entire exhibition called “Line of Sight” to the topic. Divided into ten areas, different aspects of the deadly device of the gun will be explored including ballistics, the relationship between women and guns, the manufacturing process, and the moment of pulling the trigger. The final room serves as an information centre, which was designed in conjunction with the NGO Small Arms Survey that monitors the international circulation of arms and armed violence.

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International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno

Brno / CZ
– 26.08.2018
28.bienalebrno.org 

Since it was founded in 1963, the international biennial for graphic design in Brno, Czech Republic, has become one of the most important events of the discipline. Intended as a platform to produce a comprehensive and fascinating “mosaic” by bringing together differing opinions, perspectives, and forms of representation, this year the curators around the Okolo collective of artists are on the lookout for inspiring creative works. A team of experts drawn from theory and practice is assisting with the selection. In addition to the international exhibition, the programme includes lectures, readings, and tours as well as several supporting exhibitions which are dedicated to either individual designers or an overarching theme, for example the graphic design scene in the Portuguese city of Porto or current independent magazines.

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Mixed Realities

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / DE
– 26.08.2018
kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de 

The special exhibition “Mixed Realities. Virtual and Real Worlds in Art” explores the extent to which the technical possibilities of “virtual” and “augmented” reality influence the formal and content presentation of art and its reception: “What does the digital expansion of space […] mean for art?” Art attempts to shift the boundaries of physical perception from true-to-life representations to those that stretch the notion of reality, similarly, so does “virtual reality”. From very early epochs, artists have found and used ways of creating illusions of space and experiences of virtuality. This exhibition presents six artistic answers to how elements of the physically real and the virtual world can be used and connected in a single composition, “to influence, to correspond or to extend one another”.

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Studio Drift. Coded Nature

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / NL
– 26.08.2018
stedelijk.nl 

“Studio Drift. Coded Nature” at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is the first solo exhibition of the Dutch Studio Drift. Alongside current projects and past successes, visitors will be able to discover new and previously unseen works by the studio’s two founders, Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta. The exhibits include a total of eight room-sized installations and a selection of different films. The work of the studio ranges from tech art to performances and bio design, with the two designers engaging with themes that are hugely relevant to our ever-changing society: sustainability, the meaning of natural processes for today’s environment, and how we deal with augmented reality.

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Mixed Realities. Virtuelle und reale Welten in der Kunst

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / DE
– 26.08.2018
kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de 

Virtual and augmented reality have long been standard fare in industry, research, and teaching. The possibilities that such technologies and the extension of physical space afford in art are now being explored by the exhibition “Mixed Realities. Virtual and Real Worlds in Art”. Against this backdrop, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is presenting a range of artistic perspectives that draw upon both analogue and digital methods. The six artists featured in the exhibition are Tim Berresheim, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Mélodie Mousset, Regina Silveira, and The Swan Collective, all of whom endeavour to demonstrate how their different forms of expression are related to or can be extended into one another – digital and analogue, virtual and real.

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Erotik der Dinge

Museum der Dinge, Werkbundarchiv, Berlin / DE
– 27.08.2018
museumderdinge.de 

The exhibition “The Eroticism of Things. Collections on the History of Sexuality”, which is currently on at the Museum der Dinge, takes the collections of sexologists Magnus Hirschfeld (1868–1935) and Alfred C. Kinsey (1894–1956) and of art collector Naomi Wilzig (1934–2015) as its starting point. All three considered erotic things to be indicative of a universal human sexual history and explored the question of what actually makes these things erotic. The distinction between eroticism, art, and pornography has always been in constant flux and continues to sway people’s perception and categorisation of erotically charged things. The eroticism of materials is also explored in the interactive Sensing Materials Lab, which will be added to during the exhibition.

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The Eroticism of Things. Collections on the History of Sexuality

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things, Berlin / DE
– 27.08.2018
museumderdinge.de 

What makes things erotic? Is it their function, shape, colour or materiality? The exhibition “The Eroticism of Things” presents the very different erotic relationships that people can have with things. Certain objects can arouse desire or lust, provoke erotic fantasies or become tools of pleasure. “The Eroticism of Things” displays a range of everyday objects, newly categorised according to formal and content-related aspects such as, agents of love, tools of pleasure, bodies to use and erotica. Additionally, the interactive “sensing materials lab” will continue to collect materials during the exhibition and showcase their erotic properties and qualities. The laboratory is a joint project of the department Experimental Material Research at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.

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Berliner Type

DE
– 31.08.2018
berliner-type.de 

This year sees the award by the Berliner Type competition offered for the 50th time and is aimed primarily at producers of print media. Submissions can be made in the following categories: image brochures, product brochures, leaflets, anniversary publications, documentations, yearbooks, catalogues, reports, magazines and periodicals, sales folders, calendars, business stationery, special formats as well as a special category for up-and-coming talents. The work must be either in German or used in a German-speaking country and may not have been published more than 18 months in advance of the registration deadline. Interested parties can enter their submissions as an early bird entry for 260 euros until 29 June 2018. Thereafter the fee is 340 euros.

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Fahr Rad! – Ride a Bike! Reclaim the City

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main / DE
– 02.09.2018
dam-online.de 

Urban planning, landscape architecture, and traffic planning are the three main areas behind urban development. Their common goal is to develop a sustainable and social city and to improve the quality of life. One way to do this could be to create more space on streets and squares, as well as more green and open spaces for people to use. The approach of the exhibition in the Deutsches Architekturmuseum is to visualise this goal with ideas for well-functioning and new cycle paths. The museum brings together applied examples from Copenhagen, New York, Karlsruhe, and Oslo and is complemented with a local perspective by presenting practical solutions for the Schweizer Strasse in Frankfurt am Main.

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Protest! Resistance Posters

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal / CH
– 02.09.2018
museum-gestaltung.ch 

The focus of the exhibition in Zurich is on one of the strongest culturally and visually creative means of expression that exists: the poster. “Globalization, women’s rights, Trump – the poster has established itself as an effective medium of political struggle.” The Toni-Areal location of the Zurich museum of design is exhibiting some 300 international posters illustrating different strategies of worldwide rebellion that have been employed since 1968. These graphics from the exhibition are also available to view in the eMuseum, the online archive of the museum’s collections; they are also included in a publication available in the eShop.

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Carsten Nicolai. Tele

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin / DE
– 03.09.2018
berlinischegalerie.de 

The “Tele” installation visualises a physical phenomenon, which Albert Einstein already grappled with: the quantum entanglement, where two particles from different systems form a link and thereby interact. The media artist, Carsten Nicolai, created a self-reproducing system from two mirror sculptures in which laser beams are projected back and forth and trigger a new impulse whenever a photoelectric cell is struck. In spite of its immateriality, the light gains a solidity and becomes part of the sculpture. As is typical for Nicolai’s work, in this way, “Tele” does not only tackle the issue of alternative, autonomous systems, but also human perception, the materiality of impressions on the senses, and the interplay of sender and receiver.

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Josef Albers in Mexico

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice / IT
– 03.09.2018
guggenheim-venice.it 

After he emigrated to the US, Josef Albers, co-founder of the op art movement with his experiments with shape and colour, embarked on a total of 13 trips to Mexico well into the late 1960s. The reason for his frequent return was to investigate the archaeological remains of the pre-Columbian cultures, their buildings, sculptures, and ceramics. He and his wife, Anni Albers, found these to be a rich source of inspiration because early Mexican art and architecture with its geometry, ornamentation, and colour schemes showed many principles that also lay at the foundation of Josef Albers’s abstract work. The exhibition, which was previously on show in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, looks at six archaeological sites visited several times by Josef and Anni Albers, and displays photographs and paintings named after these places.

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Night Fever

Vitra Design Museum, Schaudepot, Weil/Rhine / DE
– 09.09.2018
design-museum.de 

The exhibition “Night Fever. Designing Club Culture ‚œ1960 – Today” is the first to focus on the overall art work in clubs, that have been an epicentre of pop culture since the ‚œ1960ƒs: from interior and furniture design, printed graphics, art, light, and music to the patrons’ fashion and (self-) presentation. The exhibition is dedicated to the representatives of the avant-garde, who assemble in these places to question existing norms. Exhibits displayed include film clips, photographs, posters, fashion, music as well as lighting and room installations. Under the spotlight are among others Italian clubs of the ‚œ1960s, which were designed by radical design adherents, or the so-called Studio 54, visited by Andy Warhol amongst others.

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Inaugural Display

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Paris / FR
– 09.09.2018
museeyslparis.com 

The exhibition entitled “Inaugural Display” is showing a unique retrospective of works by Yves Saint Laurent (1936–2008) at the museum named after the designer in Paris. Using 50 selected haute couture designs and coordinating accessories as well as drawings, photographs, and film clips, the exhibition aims to illuminate the fashion designer’s creative genius. It includes all the important garments that reflect the couturier’s style ranging from the tuxedo to the safari jacket, from the jumpsuit to the trench coat. In addition, Saint Laurent’s numerous contributions to art play a part, as do his collections, which were inspired by his imaginary travels around the world.

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Märklin Moderne – vom Bau zum Bausatz und zurück

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 09.09.2018
dam-online.de 

The Märklin model railway is perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when picturing a typical German hobby cellar. A touring exhibition, calling first at Frankfurt/Main, emphasises the architecture in this miniature world, which is more than simply a backdrop for the train’s route, where models and reality often mutually influence one another. Kits such as “Villa im Tessin” [Villa in the Ticino] are based on real buildings, bringing modern architecture into people’s everyday lives, while models serve as a basis for actual building projects. The – sometimes curious – background stories to the miniature constructions, their mediating role, and their models provide an insight into post-war architecture and the world of Märklin. Both a catalogue and a documentary film will be released to accompany the exhibition.

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Ray Fotografieprojekte 2018

Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 09.09.2018
ray2018.de 

Taking place every three years at more than ten venues in Frankfurt/Main and the Rhine-Main region, Ray launches a multifaceted engagement with the medium of photography. In 2018, the topic “Extreme” guides through a diverse programme and collaborative projects. According to a festival press release “The extreme is booming. Especially in this age of digitally circulating information and images that demand an economy of attention, the extreme triggers the desire to be captured in an image.” In five exhibitions, photographs are assigned the finer subtopics of “Extreme Nomads”, “Extreme Transformation”, “Extreme Self”, “Extreme Body”, “Extreme Territories” and “Extreme Environment”. Local institutions, collections, colleges, and organisations have collaborated in the organisation of the events. In total, 15 partners from six cities join forces to highlight the social significance of photography.

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Future Award

DE
– 15.09.2018
dvpt.de 

The Future Award is one of the largest innovation competitions in Germany and has been awarded since 2006 by the Deutscher Verband für Post, Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation. Students from all subject areas and at all stages of their studies can submit entries. Every submission will remain the property of its creator. The competition is aimed at all students with a promising idea for the future – everything from the vision to the idea to the concept and the model can be submitted. Participating in the Future Award is free of charge. Winners will receive both material and cash prizes, and the opportunity to share their ideas with a wide audience and receive feedback from experts in the field of business.

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Beyond the New

Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich / DE
– 16.09.2018
dnstdm.de 

For their exhibition “Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg. Beyond the New”, the eponymous subjects of the show have developed a site-specific installation for the Paternoster hall in the Pinakothek der Moderne. In so doing, they are continuing the format introduced two years ago. The product designer and the design theorist collaborated on the manifesto “Beyond the New. A Search for Ideals in Design” already in 2015, which is directed against an industry that promotes the new solely for reasons of commercial success. In this current installation, too, they propound their belief that the potential of new production capabilities are often only developed when industry sets free and opens up to experimental challenges.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez. Color in Motion

Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt / DE
– 16.09.2018
mkk-ingolstadt.de 

For the first time in Germany since the 1990s, there is a retrospective on show featuring the work of the Venezuelan op art artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez. In addition to well-known works hailing from five decades of activity, the Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Ingolstadt is also showing works that have been created specially for this exhibition. A light installation has been developed in conjunction with Audi Art Experience, which involves the visitor in a play of light, shadow, and overlapping, a temporary wall work, and a walk-through colour labyrinth. Works by artists that have inspired and informed Cruz-Diez’s work are also presented here. The exhibition catalogue is published by Verlag form.

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Back to the Present

Designmuseo, Helsinki / FI
– 16.09.2018
designmuseum.fi 

The “Back to the Present” exhibition by the Swedish curators Daniel Golling and Gustaf Kjellin focuses on the history of Finnish product design, which they claim was once a forerunner in its field, but now appears to be suffering from stagnation. As they see it, contemporary Finnish design has lost its specific language of form, and has long been relying on its past glories. The exhibition showcases products that could serve as examples for today’s generation of designers, and which they believe help to answer the question of what traits are needed to shift the focus of Finnish design back to the present and the future.

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[laut] Die Welt hören

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Humboldt-Box, Berlin / DE
– 16.09.2018
smb.museum 

“Sound reaches us directly, and yet it is fleeting. As a vibrant process of exchange it triggers deep emotions. Sound challenges and moves us – in every culture, and in every era.” is is how the organisers of “[sound] Listening to the World” introduce their description of the exhibition and endeavour to make our encounter with sound audible and tangible using materials from the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv at the Ethnologische Museum and the archive at the AMAR Foundation in Beirut. It has only been possible to “capture” and reproduce sounds technically for about ‚140 years. Against this background, questions as to how sounds and musical styles spread, how we should deal with sound as a cultural asset, and who the sound in a recording belongs to will be examined.

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Beziehungskiste. Über Kommunikation

Museum August Kestner, Hannover / DE
– 19.09.2018
hannover.de 

[Relationship. On Communication] The current exhibition “Beziehungskiste. Über Kommunikation” on show in the Museum August Kestner examines the phenomenon of communication, a basic component of human interaction. In this light, the exhibition considers various examples of communication media, which have been used for thousands of years by various different civilisations. The exhibits include objects from the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as from the European Middle Ages, the baroque period, and the 19‚œth century up to the present day. The various topic areas in the exhibition cover for example language, writing, and images as means of communication. In addition, “understanding” receives particular attention with varied possibilities such as communicating with experts but also with areas for interacting with exhibits and installations.

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Kubricks 2001. 50 Jahre A Space Odyssey

Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 23.09.2018
2001.deutsches-filmmuseum.de 

Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” has long been a classic in film history. It has influenced the style of countless productions and has lost nothing of its relevance even 50 years after its premiere. Indeed, from today’s perspective, the artificial intelligence HAL appears to be a foretaste of Alexa, Siri, and the likes. To mark this anniversary, the Deutsches Filmmuseum is now making the entire filmic work into a special show with a focus on the props, models, costumes, photographs, and shooting schedules. In addition, the background story to the film and its role as a source of artistic inspiration will be highlighted as well as the utopian visions of the time within the context of modern technology.

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Dissident Gardens

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam / NL
– 23.09.2018
hetnieuweinstituut.nl 

The garden is a concept where nature and culture clash. As part of the longterm research project entitled “Landscape and Interior” at Het Nieuwe Instituut, the “Dissident Gardens” exhibition looks at the power struggle between the forces of nature and human striving to make the world usable. Included in the themed areas are smart agriculture as a highly technological mechanism to control the countryside, the utopia of colonising Mars, and also the return of nature to public spaces as can be seen in the grounds of Het Nieuwe Instituut in its New Garden, which was laid out in 2015 and deliberately left to itself.

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Enid Marx. Print, Pattern and Popular Art

House of Illustration, London / GB
– 23.09.2018
houseofillustration.org.uk 

The exhibition entitled “Enid Marx. Print, Pattern and Popular Art” is a major retrospective of the output and lifework of Enid Marx who lived from 1902 to 1998. Alongside great names such as Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, Enid Marx was one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. Her designs are abstract and geometric and were in their time much in demand for various products and by different types of customer – ranging from the British armed services to the actress Gertrude Lawrence. On the twentieth anniversary of her death, over 150 works are being exhibited, drawn from public and private collections. Over a period of seventy years, Marx created various patterns for textiles, stationery, and other printed media including logos, packaging, and posters. She was one of the first women to be named “Royal Designer for Industry”, in recognition of her designs, and particularly the coverings on London Tube seats, which are still used today.

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Art Déco in Paris. Grafikdesign für eine Elite

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
– 30.09.2018
mkg-hamburg.de 

Art deco is often primarily associated with the design of furniture, interiors, and fashion – but wrongly so, as the exhibition “Art Deco in Paris. Graphic Design for an Elite” in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, which focuses on the graphics from this period, would now like to prove. In Paris, the birthplace of art deco, posters, advertisements, and printed graphics were created in the 1920s, which are considered iconic today and convey the style and zeitgeist of the time. The popularity of the car, the French chanson, haute couture, and cabaret are the major themes embraced and visually expressed by artists such as Cassandre, Charles Loupot, Jean Carlu, and Paul Colin. The exhibition includes approximately 150 items from a collection of Parisian prints acquired by the museum over the past few years.

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Triennial of Photography Hamburg

Hamburg / DE
– 30.09.2018
phototriennale.de 

Since 1999, every three years, photography has been given a special focus in Hamburg, with viewers having the opportunity to see the world from different perspectives. This year’s event looks at the meaning of the moment you press the button in the process of change. Photographs have the potential to capture a moment, pause time, and initiate change in the observer. The slogan of this year’s seventh edition of the photography festival is “Breaking Point. Searching for Change”. It reflects current ecological, social, political, and economic movements and the current “experience of reality” in times of upheaval. The Triennial of Photography offers a wide range of works from the photographic genre, which can be viewed in various museums, exhibition halls, and galleries and at different art venues across Hamburg.

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Oïphorie: atelier oï

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich / CH
– 30.09.2018
museum-gestaltung.ch 

Atelier Oï, a design practice based in Western Switzerland, combines the disciplines of architecture, product design, and scenography under one roof. In the recently reopened location of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich in the Ausstellungsstrasse, it now takes up the exhibition hall. Apparently weightless installations made of Japanese paper, fabric bands or strips of wood are supplemented by a presentation of the most significant products that the atelier has created since it was established in 1991. The team around Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis, and Patrick Reymond demonstrate their working methods with prototypes, material studies, and videos. Light, movement, (material) experiments, handicrafts, and an interdisciplinary approach all play a central role here.

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Wagner, Hoffmann, Loos und das Möbeldesign der Wiener Moderne

Hofmobiliendepot, Möbel Museum Wien, Vienna / AT
– 07.10.2018
hofmobiliendepot.at 

[Wagner, Hoffmann, Loos and the Furniture Design of the Viennese Modernity] Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner, and Koloman Moser – all major representatives of modernity. But they have another thing in common: this year marks the centenary of their deaths. A number of Viennese museums are taking the opportunity to theme the year as “Beauty and the Abyss”. In the Hofmobiliendepot, an exhibition is dedicated to the works of Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, and Adolf Loos and their respective stances on the subjects of living and furnishing. Particular attention is paid to the collaboration between the architects themselves, the clients – often their friends, mainly artists, intellectuals or entrepreneurs – and the manufacturers who considerably contributed to the quality of the furniture and interiors with high-quality materials and craftsmanship. On show are various room sets, which do not show the exhibits in isolation, but rather in their overall historical context.

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Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

The Design Museum, London / GB
– 07.10.2018
designmuseum.org 

The exhibition “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” was curated in collaboration with the fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa himself, who died in November 2017. Alaïa’s career trajectory from sculptor to fashion designer plays a key role here, together with his fascination with fashion, friendships, and the female body. His design process was dictated far less by the pressing deadlines of international fashion weeks than by his own working rhythm. His clients included Greta Garbo, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama, and Rihanna. As such, the exhibition is not so much a retrospective as a look at Alaïa’s life story, based on personally selected textiles dating from the early 1980s all the way through to the present day.

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Made in Denmark

Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig / DE
– 07.10.2018
grassimuseum.de 

Scandinavian design is seen as a design direction that originated in the 1950s in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and which is characterised by minimalism, functionality, and cost-effective mass production. The “Made in Denmark” exhibition is devoted exclusively to design objects and brands from Denmark, featuring local designers such as Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, and Verner Panton. Against this backdrop, it investigates the trends and developments that have informed this timeless design phenomenon. In doing so, it looks not only at art nouveau, but also certain strands of art deco and functionalism. The exhibition also includes a separate section called “Simply Danish”, showcasing the Schwandt jewellery collection.

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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / US
– 08.10.2018
metmuseum.org 

An exhibition stretching from several rooms of The Met Fifth Avenue to The Met Cloisters will form a bridge between catholic Christianity and the temporal world of fashion. In addition to medieval artworks, forty exhibits will form the core of the show, some of which will leave the Vatican for the first time ever for this event. These will include robes and “accessories” such as rings and papal crowns. Garments from the early 20th century illustrate the mutual interaction of religious art serving as a source of inspiration and, conversely, expressing Christian belief.

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Shape of Light

Tate Modern, London / GB
– 14.10.2018
tate.org.uk 

The exhibition “Shape of Light. 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art” deals with the intertwined relationship between photography and abstract art. Works by various artists from 1910 to the present illustrate the originality of the photographers’ work and their response to abstract art, alongside which their photographs are displayed in the exhibition space. London’s Tate Gallery for Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art. In “Shape of Light” it presents work by renowned as well as young photographers such as pioneers of photography Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, contemporary artists Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff and “newcomers” such as Antony Cairns and Maya Rochat.

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I Am Your Father!

Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon-les-Bains / CH
– 14.10.2018
ailleurs.ch 

The search for the meaning of (one’s own) life has occupied mankind for millennia and has resulted in the creation of ideologies, mythologies, and religions. Nowadays, fiction often takes on this role as the need for fulfilment and a sense of purpose continues to be a theme in modern societies. This argument is illustrated in the exhibition entitled “I Am Your Father!”, taking the example of the contemporary myth of “Star Wars”. The works by 13 international artists who tackle the Star Wars universe in a critical, ironic or experimental way and translate its narrative into current societal topics are being displayed to this end along with exhibits from the museum’s collection. Fans of the iconic epic as well as all those interested in the social influence of antique and modern myths will get their money’s worth.

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Ron Arad: Yes to the Uncommon!

Vitra Design Museum, Schaudepot, Weil/Rhine / DE
– 14.10.2018
design-museum.de 

Ron Arad, who was born in 1951 in Tel Aviv and has since settled in London, is an industrial designer and architect. He made a practice of defying existing boundaries and prevailing norms through his work. The exhibition “Ron Arad: Yes to the Uncommon!”, which is currently running at the Vitra Design Museum, shows a selection of pieces from the museum’s own collection and aims to provide a broad overview of Arad’s work. The exhibits include early metal furniture from his first studio, including the Rover Chair or the Big Easy armchair. In addition, recent work by the designer will be on display, showcasing the translation of Arad’s experimental approach into serial production.

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Mobile Welten

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
– 14.10.2018
mkg-hamburg.de 

“To play an effective role in society, a museum must always be aware of its responsibilities as a cultural and educational institution and seek dialogue with the public.” To this end, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg has invited Roger M. Buergel, an exhibition organiser and critic, to work with the institution’s diversity and history. In the exhibition “Mobile Worlds. Or the Museum of Our Transcultural Present”, the working process “On the Migration of Things in Transcultural Societies” takes shape through working with various universities. Existing patterns of thought and museum structures are broken down, revealing the emergence of things and their meaning in society. The exhibition serves as a medium to illustrate the complexity of global interrelationships and, with the help of objects, texts, and images, it creates a three-dimensional collage, enabling visitors to read different interpretations.

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Stories. Dutch Design Damask

Textielmuseum, Tilburg / DE
– 04.11.2018
textielmuseum.nl 

Damask is a textile that allows the creation of figurative patterns using warp and weft yarn. In the past, particularly high quality and shiny materials were used due to the laborious manufacturing process; since the 20th century, cotton has been used primarily for making bed and table linens. Against this background, the exhibition, “Stories. Dutch Design Damask” running at the Textielmuseum from 11 November 2017 to 4 November 2018, displays different work in which telling stories is an important part of design – in terms of insects creeping across the table, clouds hovering threateningly over the plates or serviettes that count calories.

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Common Good

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney / AU
– 02.12.2018
maas.museum/powerhouse-museum 

In the context of the Sydney Design Festival 2018, which is taking place this year under the motto of “Call to Action”, the Powerhouse Museum draws our attention to product design that does not intend to achieve high sales, but first and foremost aims to have a positive effect on people and the planet. Various designers and studios, primarily from the Asia-Pacific region, are offered a platform on which to present critical, innovative or thought-provoking works. The intention is to draw attention to the fact that design has the opportunity – and perhaps even the duty – to exert crucial influence on the development of our world (of commodities) and to visualise social, economic or ecological problems and combat them.

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An Incomplete History of Protest

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York / US
– 31.12.2018
whitney.org 

Activism, criticism and politics always find expression in art, a medium that continues to find its own language for confronting protest. In its current exhibition, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York illustrates the history of protest using key themes and striking historic events such feminism and the Vietnam War. This look at protest art begins in 1940 and follows its development up to 2017, and the exhibition also examines those moments in which the museum itself was an object of protest.

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Bouncing in the Corner

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg / DE
– 13.01.2019
hamburger-kunsthalle.de 

The title of this latest exhibition “Honey, I Rearranged the Collection” (originally the title of a group of works by Allen Ruppersberg, an artist from the US) is an invitation to rediscover the contemporary art collection held by the Hamburger Kunsthalle. The three-year presentation is dedicated to different areas of human experience and encounters. After examining the relationship between man and things, as well as between man and man, this year’s title of “Bouncing in the Corner. Die Vermessung des Raums” revolves around the relationship between man and the space surrounding him. As in a theatre play, some works of art appear only in certain scenes, other works stay on stage, but offer different interpretations through new presentation.

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Fashioned from Nature

Victoria and Albert Museum, London / GB
– 27.01.2019
vam.ac.uk 

Since the beginning of mankind, nature has been the source of inspiration and production for clothing and fashion. Prints, cuts and materials are inspired by nature, which are particularly striking in an historical context. For example, the lavishly decorated, floral dresses of the 19th century are presented in the exhibition, shown as they develop through the ages. Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to think about the fabrics of fashion and the origins of their clothing. Through industrialisation – mass production and increasing levels of consumerism – a new sustainable awareness developed amongst fashion designers and customers and forms the primary focus of “Fashioned from Nature”. Within the concept of sustainability, the exhibition looks at different types of ecologically aware usage of resources and manufacturing methods, consumption and inequalities in general. As a result, in the fashion industry, there is a lot of potential for innovation that is presented in the Victoria and Albert Museum in an informative manner.

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Colour and Abstraction

Textielmuseum, Tilburg / NL
– 03.03.2019
textielmuseum.nl 

The period from ‚œ1960ƒ to the present day covers a broad spectrum with regard to textiles. On the basis of their work, two generations of designers and artists spanning half a century encounter one another in the exhibition entitled “Colour and Abstraction. Generations in Dialogue” in the Textielmuseum. The older generation who researches aspects such as colour and abstraction using textiles meets a younger generation who approaches these themes from more of a thematic point of view. The creative process is illustrated using film material, drawings, and patterns. Exhibits include work by Peter Struycken, Lam de Wolf, Bertjan Pot, Formafantasma, and Rafaël Rozendaal.

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100 Prozent Wolle

Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin / DE
– 23.06.2019
smb.museum 

5 November 2017 saw the opening of the special exhibition of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen in Berlin: it is about wool. The interdisciplinary exhibition aims to explore the origin, processing and cultural background of wool, and to appeal to all age groups, while encouraging visitors to play and participate. The exhibition aims to provide a comprehensive picture that sheds light on manufacturing processes, shepherd’s lives and shearing, combing and washing, as well as processing into yarns, textiles, and building materials. This highlights the theme of cultural roots in an age where we see so many losses of traditions.

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Roland Topor. Panoptikum

Museum Folkwang, Essen / DE
29.06.2018 – 30.09.2018
museum-folkwang.de 

The French cartoonist, illustrator, writer, and actor Roland Topor (1938–1997) devoted his work to the core questions posed by the human condition. The exhibition “Roland Topor. Panoptikum” at the Museum Folkwang in Essen showcases the artist’s versatility by looking at his treatment of issues such as the relationship between the sexes, the absurdity of life, and the futility of human endeavour. Topor was primarily known for his exhibitions, book illustrations (“Pinocchio”), film posters (“The Tin Drum”), stage sets, writings, and plays. The drawings that appear as magic lantern projections in the whale’s belly in Federico Fellini’s film “Casanova” (1976) are by Topor.

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Tendence

Fairground Frankfurt/Main / DE
30.06.2018 – 03.07.2018
tendence.messefrankfurt.com 

Tendence describes itself as the “trendsetting consumer goods fair for a successful second half of the year”, showing the innovations in the sector at the fairground in Frankfurt/Main. Over 1,100 international exhibitors will be presenting major new products for the forthcoming autumn and winter seasons, as well as next year’s spring and summer seasons, to over 200,000 visitors. In addition, the Tendence Academy offers insights into the developments and trends for the market with a varied programme of workshops, and presentations by experts in the field. Another highlight is the online platform and the sales promotion project, Tendence Impulse, focusing on sustainable and individual campaigns at the point of sale.

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July

#alleskönner

MAKK, Cologne / DE
– 01.07.2018
museenkoeln.de 

Peter Behrens would have been ‚150ƒ years old on ‚14 April 2018žƒ‚‡. To mark this anniversary, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK) is holding the exhibition “#all-rounder: Marking the 150ƒth Anniversary of Peter Behrens’ Birthday” in eight themed rooms with around 220 žžƒobjects by this artist and autodidact. Amongst the exhibits are objects such as the salon grand piano (‚œƒ‚1901) from Behrens’s music room in Darmstadt, as well as furniture designs and glass series including a unique glass object dating from ‚‡œ‡. In addition, there are loans from institutes and private collections, made available to the public for the first time through this exhibition. The focus is primarily on Behrens’s early work and his output when he was based in the Rhineland.

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Make City Festival 2018

Berlin / DE
– 01.07.2018
makecity.berlin 

“Make City. The Festival for Architecture and Alternatives” is being held for a second year in Berlin under the new theme of “Berlin Remixing.” Discussion topics include social innovation within the city’s organisation and a new collaboration between all the disciplines involved, in the form of fictional concepts and applied international housing projects. A range of exhibitions, workshops, guided tours, talks and lectures will be on offer over the course of 18 days. The programme is divided into three thematic strands: “Structures and Process”, “Urban and Nature” and “Architecture and Space”. Sub-topics include areas such as urban renewal, urban design, public participation, integrating city and nature, modes of living and working, and consumption models and materials. The diverse offering will take place in different locations in Berlin, divided into the “Festival Centre”, “Hubs”, “Make City Open” and the “Studio Talks”. A multitude of international experts in practice and theory have been invited to the festival.

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100 beste Plakate 17

Kulturforum, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin / DE
– 08.07.2018
100-best-plakate.de 

This competition compares the incomparable, the poster, and annually awards prizes to 100 of the best emanating from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The winners of the competition in 2017 will be presented in the exhibition held at the Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Last year’s challenging question for the competition was “What is a poster?” The works submitted were assessed by comparing their format, illustration or typography, their scope and effect or their freedom of decision-making concerning the content, in order to find possible answers. The competition is a comprehensive representation of the status quo, of current trends in graphics, photography, illustration, and typography. An overview of all the winners can be found on the competition’s website.

 

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Design Studio

Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich / DE
– 15.07.2018
museum-gestaltung.ch 

In opening the Design Studio, the Museum of Design is launching an extraordinary place for conveying basic questions of design, where the processes of the discipline take centre stage. Quick sketches can convey the idea entirely without a word being spoken, and models help to test out certain parameters. The Design Studio explains the decisions that have to be made within a design process using sample design projects.

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James Dyson Award

GB
– 20.07.2018
jamesdysonaward.org 

Every year, the James Dyson Award looks for particularly innovative, clever, and promising product ideas. The criteria place equal importance on the practical benefits, the marketability, and the sustainability of the product. As a young talent competition, it is aimed at students and those who have graduated within the past four years in the areas of product design, industrial design, and engineering sciences. Teams may apply as long as at least one member fulfils these conditions. The prize money is 2,000 pounds for national winners and 5,000 pounds for international finalists. The international winner (individual or team) receives 30,000 pounds, and an additional 5,000 pounds is awarded to the respective faculty.

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Christopher Williams. Normative Models

Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover / DE
– 29.07.2018
kestnergesellschaft.de 

The medium of photography is at the centre of the work by the US American concept artist, Christopher Williams. Perfect and alluring images reminiscent of advertising or object photography only reveal their concealed levels of meaning or easily overlooked blemishes at second glance. In addition to the images, all other elements of the presentation contribute to the overall artwork of the exhibition, too, for example the (exaggeratedly detailed) titles of the works, the movable walls, and the reduced arrangement of the items in the room that interrupt the visitors’ viewing habits. The accompanying printed products like the exhibition catalogue are also designed by Williams and continue the analysis of the future production, dissemination, and reception of photography.

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International Eyewear Design Contest

– 31.07.2018
owp.de 

The company Optische Werke Passau Brillen (OPW), which was founded back in ‚œ1947 and has an extensive portfolio of well-known brands, is organising the International Eyewear Design Contest. The competition’s aim is to generate innovative designs in the area of spectacle frames and sunglasses, and is explicitly aimed at students and graduates of design schools. Designs can be submitted for both women’s and men’s styles. The only restriction for selecting materials is the requirement that they can be produced industrially. The first prize is ž2,000ƒƒƒ euros, or alternatively a fourweek internship at OWP including accommodation and travel costs to the site. The second and third prizes are ‚1,000ƒƒƒ and 500 euros respectively. The submission deadline is 31 July 2018žƒ‚‡.

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Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz Kommunikationsdesign

DE
– 31.07.2018
descom.de 

To highlight design achievements from the Rhineland-Palatinate area of Germany, the design prize is awarded every year by the responsible ministry (in each case, achievements are honoured in communication design and product design on an annually alternating basis). The current competition is seeking projects in the area of visual design. The condition for entering is having a connection to this federal state of Germany, either by dint of your own or your client’s company headquarters being located there, or by studying at a university in the Rhineland-Palatinate area. Submissions can be made in the following categories: corporate design, editorial design, multimedia design, illustration, photography, film/audio, communication in space, as well as design studies and research. The winning works will receive publicity by being displayed in an exhibition with an accompanying catalogue, and through other communication channels. The participation fee is 50 euros, from which students are exempt.

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Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded

Block Museum of Art, Evanston / US
– 05.08.2018
blockmuseum.northwestern.edu 

Consumer culture advertisements serve as a starting point for the US American artist Hank Willis Thomas to explore social clichés and changing perceptions of gender, race, and social class. He makes these stereotypes visible in the two series presented, in which he looks at advertising aimed at the African American population, and the idealised image of white women in adverts. “Unbranded”, the title of the exhibition, refers to the fact that Thomas removed all forms of text from the advertisements for this purpose, including product names and slogans, so that the viewer’s full attention is focused on the visual. The examples shown are drawn primarily from magazines, a medium which for the artist represents the most important means of mass communication of the 20th century.

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Welt ohne Außen

Gropius Bau, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin / DE
– 05.08.2018
berlinerfestspiele.de 

“Welt ohne Außen. Immersive Spaces since the 1960s” is a combination of participative exhibition, performances, and workshops. Visitors will receive permanent tickets granting them access over two months to the various presentations by diverse artists. This interactive exhibition, which uses various channels – from traditional art presentation to immersive journalism – brings visitors and art closer together. Another central element is formed by the performances which take place in the Schliemann hall, and emphasise the tension between the presentation of an established dramaturgy and a situational event. The supplementary workshop programme changes weekly and will be led by various artists on the theme of “Embodied Aesthetics”. There, participants can demonstrate “dedication, commitment and engagement” and will be introduced to various practices, in order to use not only their own body for art, but also to develop feeling as a bodily occurrence.

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Open Codes

Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe / DE
– 05.08.2018
open-codes.zkm.de 

Codes are part of our everyday lives as they can be found in children’s toys or traffic light circuits. Lots of systems and parts of our reality are based on a language that follows logic. To provide an understanding of this language, the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe is staging “Open Codes”. An extensive accompanying programme aims to stimulate and support the exhibition, and looks at the interfaces and tracks of the digital world. Many workshops are on offer providing an insight into specific areas and digital tools. Amongst other things, a conference on digital sovereignity will take place on 2 November 2017.

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Raqs Media Collective

K 21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf / DE
– 12.08.2018
kunstsammlung.de 

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is dedicating a solo exhibition to the Indian artist group Raqs Media Collectiveuntil mid-August. In Germany for the first time, showcasing works by the trio, which use who uses various types of media to place social and political topics into a global context. Their goal is to invite the viewer to sharpen their “awareness of fundamental ambivalence in this world”. A central theme, visualised in the exhibition, deals with the fascination with time and its relationship to space and history. Works like “Escapement” (2009) or “Re-Run” (2013) illustrate different dimensions of time. The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen says of the work: “They encourage us to re-examine current concepts of time, their disciplinary function in everyday life and their fundamental role in the capitalist organisation of work.”

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Hope to Nope

The Design Museum, London / GB
– 12.08.2018
designmuseum.org 

The past decade could be described as being politically unstable. The financial crisis of žƒƒ‡ and its consequences have shaken people’s belief in the existing political system, which, in turn has affected their involvement in politics. The exhibition “Hope to Nope. Graphics and Politics 2008žƒƒ‡–žƒ‚‡2018” shows the central role played by design when it involves co-determining the big political decisions of our time, or reacting to them, such as the Arab Spring, Brexit, the US elections, and the migration crisis. Against this backdrop, the exhibition examines the different methods used over the past decade to formulate and communicate political messages.

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Annual Multimedia Award

DE
– 13.08.2018
annual-multimedia.de 

Once again, the Annual Multimedia Award encourages agencies, companies, design studios, creative directors, designers, and students to submit their digital projects. To qualify, the work must have been developed, produced or commissioned in the past two years in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Submissions can be made in 16 different categories, including website, shop/e-commerce, social media, content marketing, app, installation/event, and game. Participation is free of charge initially, but fees will be due as soon as a project is awarded a prize. The accompanying publication does not only illustrate the winning projects, but also includes company portfolios, addresses, contact details, and customer lists.

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African Mobilities: This Is not a Refugee Camp Exhibition

Pinakothek der Moderne, Architekturmuseum der TU München, Munich / DE
– 19.08.2018
pinakothek.de 

For quite some time now, on account of political conflicts as well as economic and social changes, the African continent has been in a state of turmoil which leads to redrawing national boundaries (by force) and managing them differently. “African Mobilities” looks at migration as a consequence of this development, apart from the international debate on the refugee crisis. The cities’ main objective is to find architectural solutions that are adapted to demographic changes, new infrastructures, and the dissemination of modern technology. Architects, urban planners, film-makers, artists, social scientists, and authors have researched the topic together in advance of the exhibition, developed scenarios, and visualised these in different ways. After its run in Munich, the exhibition will be on display in various locations in Africa.

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Ed Ruscha – Very

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk / DK
– 19.08.2018
louisiana.dk 

Over the last 50 years, the artist Ed Ruscha (born 1937) has become one of the foremost figures in contemporary US art for his examinations of American society. Ruscha became known for his cool and elegant depictions of stylised gas stations, Hollywood logos, and archetypal landscapes. His work translates the imagery of pop culture into what the exhibition’s creators describe as “a language of cinematic and typographical codes that are as accessible as they are profound”. The exhibition is based on works from the UBS Art Collection, featuring the pieces themselves together with studies for his most iconic paintings and artist books dating from the 1960s onwards, revealing the artist’s technically and graphically innovative approach.

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Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow

Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
– 19.08.2018
voelkerkundemuseum.com 

The exhibition “Flow of Forms / Forms of Flow”, which is currently on at the Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg, showcases a plethora of design stories from Africa and Europe, thus granting insights into the African creative scene. Both the processes and the end results are on view, which often constitute creative solutions drawn from difficult circumstances. The various projects also benefit from cultural exchange and make use of everyday and traditional design practices alike. Today, globality enables designers to integrate knowledge from all over the world seamlessly into their own work. The exhibition also seeks to provide a critical reflection on the prevalent Eurocentric view of African design, and to put paid to current clichés. A catalogue of the same name has been published by Transcript to coincide with the exhibition.

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Valdis Āboliņš. And how Fluxus came to Aachen

Ludwig Forum Aachen / DE
– 19.08.2018
ludwigforum.de 

In the 1960s, Valdis Āboliņš, a Latvian, was the driving force behind the Fluxus movement in Aachen, and the namesake of the exhibition “Valdis Āboliņš. And how Fluxus came to Aachen” staged in cooperation with the Latvian Center for Contemporary Art in Riga, held in the Ludwig Forum Aachen. His influence on the town and his connection to this art movement are shown using photographs, films, and original documents about his life and works. In addition, correspondence between him and well-known Fluxus artists is presented to the public for the first time.

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Print! Tearing It Up

Somerset House, London / GB
– 22.08.2018
somersethouse.org.uk 

The exhibition “Print! Tearing It Up”, which is taking place at Somerset House in London, is devoted to innovative independent British magazines that have aspired to make a difference in the world. The publications on display include the Vorticist journal Blast from 1914, the pacifist Peace News from the 1930s, the feminist magazine Spare Rib, which was founded in the 1970s, and the pop-cult phenomenon The Face from the 1980s and 90s. Strikingly, many of the themes that they cover, such as diversity, gender roles, sexuality, and media manipulation, are abidingly important today, while print products have defied all expectations with their continued widespread popularity.

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Die Nacht. Alles außer Schlaf

Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 26.08.2018
mfk-frankfurt.de 

The hours between dusk and dawn hold an ongoing fascination for us. Darkness is instinctively anchored as being threatening in our subconscious, and yet fantasies, romanticism, culture, and excess flourish in its shadows. The exhibition “The Night – Everything but Sleep” looks back over the centuries and the changing perception of the night and everything that people did and do when they are not asleep: from early superstition to scientific discoveries, night owls and the goth and club culture to the modern performance-oriented society’s attitude to working through the night. This broad spectrum of themes is illustrated by 350 objects and an interactive children’s section with nine stations to be explored with torches.

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Lore Kramer

Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 26.08.2018
museumangewandtekunst.de 

The exhibition “Lore Kramer. I Couldn’t Live without Ceramics”, currently on at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt/Main, is devoted to the designer’s ceramics, explored through a wealth of bowls, vases, plates, containers, and cups. In her work, Kramer (born 1926) placed a great deal of emphasis on appropriateness in design – an approach that is also reflected in the guiding principles behind the Bauhaus, while also echoing her husband, the architect Ferdinand Kramer. In addition to presenting various ceramic works, the exhibition highlights Kramer’s skill at drawing and her earlier work as a lecturer and professor at the HfG Offenbach.

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Mixed Realities. Virtuelle und reale Welten in der Kunst

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / DE
– 26.08.2018
kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de 

Virtual and augmented reality have long been standard fare in industry, research, and teaching. The possibilities that such technologies and the extension of physical space afford in art are now being explored by the exhibition “Mixed Realities. Virtual and Real Worlds in Art”. Against this backdrop, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is presenting a range of artistic perspectives that draw upon both analogue and digital methods. The six artists featured in the exhibition are Tim Berresheim, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Mélodie Mousset, Regina Silveira, and The Swan Collective, all of whom endeavour to demonstrate how their different forms of expression are related to or can be extended into one another – digital and analogue, virtual and real.

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Studio Drift. Coded Nature

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / NL
– 26.08.2018
stedelijk.nl 

“Studio Drift. Coded Nature” at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is the first solo exhibition of the Dutch Studio Drift. Alongside current projects and past successes, visitors will be able to discover new and previously unseen works by the studio’s two founders, Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta. The exhibits include a total of eight room-sized installations and a selection of different films. The work of the studio ranges from tech art to performances and bio design, with the two designers engaging with themes that are hugely relevant to our ever-changing society: sustainability, the meaning of natural processes for today’s environment, and how we deal with augmented reality.

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Mixed Realities

Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / DE
– 26.08.2018
kunstmuseum-stuttgart.de 

The special exhibition “Mixed Realities. Virtual and Real Worlds in Art” explores the extent to which the technical possibilities of “virtual” and “augmented” reality influence the formal and content presentation of art and its reception: “What does the digital expansion of space […] mean for art?” Art attempts to shift the boundaries of physical perception from true-to-life representations to those that stretch the notion of reality, similarly, so does “virtual reality”. From very early epochs, artists have found and used ways of creating illusions of space and experiences of virtuality. This exhibition presents six artistic answers to how elements of the physically real and the virtual world can be used and connected in a single composition, “to influence, to correspond or to extend one another”.

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Schusslinie

MUDAC, Lausanne / CH
– 26.08.2018
mudac.ch 

People often forget or do not like to admit that design also plays a part in the development of ethically controversial products, such as is the case with firearms. And for the very reason that the manufacturers and designers involved hide behind a wall of silence regarding this subject, the Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains (MUDAC) is dedicating an entire exhibition called “Line of Sight” to the topic. Divided into ten areas, different aspects of the deadly device of the gun will be explored including ballistics, the relationship between women and guns, the manufacturing process, and the moment of pulling the trigger. The final room serves as an information centre, which was designed in conjunction with the NGO Small Arms Survey that monitors the international circulation of arms and armed violence.

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International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno

Brno / CZ
– 26.08.2018
28.bienalebrno.org 

Since it was founded in 1963, the international biennial for graphic design in Brno, Czech Republic, has become one of the most important events of the discipline. Intended as a platform to produce a comprehensive and fascinating “mosaic” by bringing together differing opinions, perspectives, and forms of representation, this year the curators around the Okolo collective of artists are on the lookout for inspiring creative works. A team of experts drawn from theory and practice is assisting with the selection. In addition to the international exhibition, the programme includes lectures, readings, and tours as well as several supporting exhibitions which are dedicated to either individual designers or an overarching theme, for example the graphic design scene in the Portuguese city of Porto or current independent magazines.

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Erotik der Dinge

Museum der Dinge, Werkbundarchiv, Berlin / DE
– 27.08.2018
museumderdinge.de 

The exhibition “The Eroticism of Things. Collections on the History of Sexuality”, which is currently on at the Museum der Dinge, takes the collections of sexologists Magnus Hirschfeld (1868–1935) and Alfred C. Kinsey (1894–1956) and of art collector Naomi Wilzig (1934–2015) as its starting point. All three considered erotic things to be indicative of a universal human sexual history and explored the question of what actually makes these things erotic. The distinction between eroticism, art, and pornography has always been in constant flux and continues to sway people’s perception and categorisation of erotically charged things. The eroticism of materials is also explored in the interactive Sensing Materials Lab, which will be added to during the exhibition.

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The Eroticism of Things. Collections on the History of Sexuality

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things, Berlin / DE
– 27.08.2018
museumderdinge.de 

What makes things erotic? Is it their function, shape, colour or materiality? The exhibition “The Eroticism of Things” presents the very different erotic relationships that people can have with things. Certain objects can arouse desire or lust, provoke erotic fantasies or become tools of pleasure. “The Eroticism of Things” displays a range of everyday objects, newly categorised according to formal and content-related aspects such as, agents of love, tools of pleasure, bodies to use and erotica. Additionally, the interactive “sensing materials lab” will continue to collect materials during the exhibition and showcase their erotic properties and qualities. The laboratory is a joint project of the department Experimental Material Research at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.

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Berliner Type

DE
– 31.08.2018
berliner-type.de 

This year sees the award by the Berliner Type competition offered for the 50th time and is aimed primarily at producers of print media. Submissions can be made in the following categories: image brochures, product brochures, leaflets, anniversary publications, documentations, yearbooks, catalogues, reports, magazines and periodicals, sales folders, calendars, business stationery, special formats as well as a special category for up-and-coming talents. The work must be either in German or used in a German-speaking country and may not have been published more than 18 months in advance of the registration deadline. Interested parties can enter their submissions as an early bird entry for 260 euros until 29 June 2018. Thereafter the fee is 340 euros.

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Protest! Resistance Posters

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal / CH
– 02.09.2018
museum-gestaltung.ch 

The focus of the exhibition in Zurich is on one of the strongest culturally and visually creative means of expression that exists: the poster. “Globalization, women’s rights, Trump – the poster has established itself as an effective medium of political struggle.” The Toni-Areal location of the Zurich museum of design is exhibiting some 300 international posters illustrating different strategies of worldwide rebellion that have been employed since 1968. These graphics from the exhibition are also available to view in the eMuseum, the online archive of the museum’s collections; they are also included in a publication available in the eShop.

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Fahr Rad! – Ride a Bike! Reclaim the City

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main / DE
– 02.09.2018
dam-online.de 

Urban planning, landscape architecture, and traffic planning are the three main areas behind urban development. Their common goal is to develop a sustainable and social city and to improve the quality of life. One way to do this could be to create more space on streets and squares, as well as more green and open spaces for people to use. The approach of the exhibition in the Deutsches Architekturmuseum is to visualise this goal with ideas for well-functioning and new cycle paths. The museum brings together applied examples from Copenhagen, New York, Karlsruhe, and Oslo and is complemented with a local perspective by presenting practical solutions for the Schweizer Strasse in Frankfurt am Main.

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Carsten Nicolai. Tele

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin / DE
– 03.09.2018
berlinischegalerie.de 

The “Tele” installation visualises a physical phenomenon, which Albert Einstein already grappled with: the quantum entanglement, where two particles from different systems form a link and thereby interact. The media artist, Carsten Nicolai, created a self-reproducing system from two mirror sculptures in which laser beams are projected back and forth and trigger a new impulse whenever a photoelectric cell is struck. In spite of its immateriality, the light gains a solidity and becomes part of the sculpture. As is typical for Nicolai’s work, in this way, “Tele” does not only tackle the issue of alternative, autonomous systems, but also human perception, the materiality of impressions on the senses, and the interplay of sender and receiver.

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Josef Albers in Mexico

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice / IT
– 03.09.2018
guggenheim-venice.it 

After he emigrated to the US, Josef Albers, co-founder of the op art movement with his experiments with shape and colour, embarked on a total of 13 trips to Mexico well into the late 1960s. The reason for his frequent return was to investigate the archaeological remains of the pre-Columbian cultures, their buildings, sculptures, and ceramics. He and his wife, Anni Albers, found these to be a rich source of inspiration because early Mexican art and architecture with its geometry, ornamentation, and colour schemes showed many principles that also lay at the foundation of Josef Albers’s abstract work. The exhibition, which was previously on show in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, looks at six archaeological sites visited several times by Josef and Anni Albers, and displays photographs and paintings named after these places.

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Inaugural Display

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Paris / FR
– 09.09.2018
museeyslparis.com 

The exhibition entitled “Inaugural Display” is showing a unique retrospective of works by Yves Saint Laurent (1936–2008) at the museum named after the designer in Paris. Using 50 selected haute couture designs and coordinating accessories as well as drawings, photographs, and film clips, the exhibition aims to illuminate the fashion designer’s creative genius. It includes all the important garments that reflect the couturier’s style ranging from the tuxedo to the safari jacket, from the jumpsuit to the trench coat. In addition, Saint Laurent’s numerous contributions to art play a part, as do his collections, which were inspired by his imaginary travels around the world.

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Märklin Moderne – vom Bau zum Bausatz und zurück

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 09.09.2018
dam-online.de 

The Märklin model railway is perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when picturing a typical German hobby cellar. A touring exhibition, calling first at Frankfurt/Main, emphasises the architecture in this miniature world, which is more than simply a backdrop for the train’s route, where models and reality often mutually influence one another. Kits such as “Villa im Tessin” [Villa in the Ticino] are based on real buildings, bringing modern architecture into people’s everyday lives, while models serve as a basis for actual building projects. The – sometimes curious – background stories to the miniature constructions, their mediating role, and their models provide an insight into post-war architecture and the world of Märklin. Both a catalogue and a documentary film will be released to accompany the exhibition.

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Night Fever

Vitra Design Museum, Schaudepot, Weil/Rhine / DE
– 09.09.2018
design-museum.de 

The exhibition “Night Fever. Designing Club Culture ‚œ1960 – Today” is the first to focus on the overall art work in clubs, that have been an epicentre of pop culture since the ‚œ1960ƒs: from interior and furniture design, printed graphics, art, light, and music to the patrons’ fashion and (self-) presentation. The exhibition is dedicated to the representatives of the avant-garde, who assemble in these places to question existing norms. Exhibits displayed include film clips, photographs, posters, fashion, music as well as lighting and room installations. Under the spotlight are among others Italian clubs of the ‚œ1960s, which were designed by radical design adherents, or the so-called Studio 54, visited by Andy Warhol amongst others.

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Ray Fotografieprojekte 2018

Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 09.09.2018
ray2018.de 

Taking place every three years at more than ten venues in Frankfurt/Main and the Rhine-Main region, Ray launches a multifaceted engagement with the medium of photography. In 2018, the topic “Extreme” guides through a diverse programme and collaborative projects. According to a festival press release “The extreme is booming. Especially in this age of digitally circulating information and images that demand an economy of attention, the extreme triggers the desire to be captured in an image.” In five exhibitions, photographs are assigned the finer subtopics of “Extreme Nomads”, “Extreme Transformation”, “Extreme Self”, “Extreme Body”, “Extreme Territories” and “Extreme Environment”. Local institutions, collections, colleges, and organisations have collaborated in the organisation of the events. In total, 15 partners from six cities join forces to highlight the social significance of photography.

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Future Award

DE
– 15.09.2018
dvpt.de 

The Future Award is one of the largest innovation competitions in Germany and has been awarded since 2006 by the Deutscher Verband für Post, Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation. Students from all subject areas and at all stages of their studies can submit entries. Every submission will remain the property of its creator. The competition is aimed at all students with a promising idea for the future – everything from the vision to the idea to the concept and the model can be submitted. Participating in the Future Award is free of charge. Winners will receive both material and cash prizes, and the opportunity to share their ideas with a wide audience and receive feedback from experts in the field of business.

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Beyond the New

Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich / DE
– 16.09.2018
dnstdm.de 

For their exhibition “Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg. Beyond the New”, the eponymous subjects of the show have developed a site-specific installation for the Paternoster hall in the Pinakothek der Moderne. In so doing, they are continuing the format introduced two years ago. The product designer and the design theorist collaborated on the manifesto “Beyond the New. A Search for Ideals in Design” already in 2015, which is directed against an industry that promotes the new solely for reasons of commercial success. In this current installation, too, they propound their belief that the potential of new production capabilities are often only developed when industry sets free and opens up to experimental challenges.

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Back to the Present

Designmuseo, Helsinki / FI
– 16.09.2018
designmuseum.fi 

The “Back to the Present” exhibition by the Swedish curators Daniel Golling and Gustaf Kjellin focuses on the history of Finnish product design, which they claim was once a forerunner in its field, but now appears to be suffering from stagnation. As they see it, contemporary Finnish design has lost its specific language of form, and has long been relying on its past glories. The exhibition showcases products that could serve as examples for today’s generation of designers, and which they believe help to answer the question of what traits are needed to shift the focus of Finnish design back to the present and the future.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez. Color in Motion

Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt / DE
– 16.09.2018
mkk-ingolstadt.de 

For the first time in Germany since the 1990s, there is a retrospective on show featuring the work of the Venezuelan op art artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez. In addition to well-known works hailing from five decades of activity, the Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Ingolstadt is also showing works that have been created specially for this exhibition. A light installation has been developed in conjunction with Audi Art Experience, which involves the visitor in a play of light, shadow, and overlapping, a temporary wall work, and a walk-through colour labyrinth. Works by artists that have inspired and informed Cruz-Diez’s work are also presented here. The exhibition catalogue is published by Verlag form.

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[laut] Die Welt hören

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Humboldt-Box, Berlin / DE
– 16.09.2018
smb.museum 

“Sound reaches us directly, and yet it is fleeting. As a vibrant process of exchange it triggers deep emotions. Sound challenges and moves us – in every culture, and in every era.” is is how the organisers of “[sound] Listening to the World” introduce their description of the exhibition and endeavour to make our encounter with sound audible and tangible using materials from the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv at the Ethnologische Museum and the archive at the AMAR Foundation in Beirut. It has only been possible to “capture” and reproduce sounds technically for about ‚140 years. Against this background, questions as to how sounds and musical styles spread, how we should deal with sound as a cultural asset, and who the sound in a recording belongs to will be examined.

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Beziehungskiste. Über Kommunikation

Museum August Kestner, Hannover / DE
– 19.09.2018
hannover.de 

[Relationship. On Communication] The current exhibition “Beziehungskiste. Über Kommunikation” on show in the Museum August Kestner examines the phenomenon of communication, a basic component of human interaction. In this light, the exhibition considers various examples of communication media, which have been used for thousands of years by various different civilisations. The exhibits include objects from the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as from the European Middle Ages, the baroque period, and the 19‚œth century up to the present day. The various topic areas in the exhibition cover for example language, writing, and images as means of communication. In addition, “understanding” receives particular attention with varied possibilities such as communicating with experts but also with areas for interacting with exhibits and installations.

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Kubricks 2001. 50 Jahre A Space Odyssey

Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt/Main / DE
– 23.09.2018
2001.deutsches-filmmuseum.de 

Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” has long been a classic in film history. It has influenced the style of countless productions and has lost nothing of its relevance even 50 years after its premiere. Indeed, from today’s perspective, the artificial intelligence HAL appears to be a foretaste of Alexa, Siri, and the likes. To mark this anniversary, the Deutsches Filmmuseum is now making the entire filmic work into a special show with a focus on the props, models, costumes, photographs, and shooting schedules. In addition, the background story to the film and its role as a source of artistic inspiration will be highlighted as well as the utopian visions of the time within the context of modern technology.

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Enid Marx. Print, Pattern and Popular Art

House of Illustration, London / GB
– 23.09.2018
houseofillustration.org.uk 

The exhibition entitled “Enid Marx. Print, Pattern and Popular Art” is a major retrospective of the output and lifework of Enid Marx who lived from 1902 to 1998. Alongside great names such as Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, Enid Marx was one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. Her designs are abstract and geometric and were in their time much in demand for various products and by different types of customer – ranging from the British armed services to the actress Gertrude Lawrence. On the twentieth anniversary of her death, over 150 works are being exhibited, drawn from public and private collections. Over a period of seventy years, Marx created various patterns for textiles, stationery, and other printed media including logos, packaging, and posters. She was one of the first women to be named “Royal Designer for Industry”, in recognition of her designs, and particularly the coverings on London Tube seats, which are still used today.

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Dissident Gardens

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam / NL
– 23.09.2018
hetnieuweinstituut.nl 

The garden is a concept where nature and culture clash. As part of the longterm research project entitled “Landscape and Interior” at Het Nieuwe Instituut, the “Dissident Gardens” exhibition looks at the power struggle between the forces of nature and human striving to make the world usable. Included in the themed areas are smart agriculture as a highly technological mechanism to control the countryside, the utopia of colonising Mars, and also the return of nature to public spaces as can be seen in the grounds of Het Nieuwe Instituut in its New Garden, which was laid out in 2015 and deliberately left to itself.

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Triennial of Photography Hamburg

Hamburg / DE
– 30.09.2018
phototriennale.de 

Since 1999, every three years, photography has been given a special focus in Hamburg, with viewers having the opportunity to see the world from different perspectives. This year’s event looks at the meaning of the moment you press the button in the process of change. Photographs have the potential to capture a moment, pause time, and initiate change in the observer. The slogan of this year’s seventh edition of the photography festival is “Breaking Point. Searching for Change”. It reflects current ecological, social, political, and economic movements and the current “experience of reality” in times of upheaval. The Triennial of Photography offers a wide range of works from the photographic genre, which can be viewed in various museums, exhibition halls, and galleries and at different art venues across Hamburg.

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Art Déco in Paris. Grafikdesign für eine Elite

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
– 30.09.2018
mkg-hamburg.de 

Art deco is often primarily associated with the design of furniture, interiors, and fashion – but wrongly so, as the exhibition “Art Deco in Paris. Graphic Design for an Elite” in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, which focuses on the graphics from this period, would now like to prove. In Paris, the birthplace of art deco, posters, advertisements, and printed graphics were created in the 1920s, which are considered iconic today and convey the style and zeitgeist of the time. The popularity of the car, the French chanson, haute couture, and cabaret are the major themes embraced and visually expressed by artists such as Cassandre, Charles Loupot, Jean Carlu, and Paul Colin. The exhibition includes approximately 150 items from a collection of Parisian prints acquired by the museum over the past few years.

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Oïphorie: atelier oï

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich / CH
– 30.09.2018
museum-gestaltung.ch 

Atelier Oï, a design practice based in Western Switzerland, combines the disciplines of architecture, product design, and scenography under one roof. In the recently reopened location of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich in the Ausstellungsstrasse, it now takes up the exhibition hall. Apparently weightless installations made of Japanese paper, fabric bands or strips of wood are supplemented by a presentation of the most significant products that the atelier has created since it was established in 1991. The team around Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis, and Patrick Reymond demonstrate their working methods with prototypes, material studies, and videos. Light, movement, (material) experiments, handicrafts, and an interdisciplinary approach all play a central role here.

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Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

The Design Museum, London / GB
– 07.10.2018
designmuseum.org 

The exhibition “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” was curated in collaboration with the fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa himself, who died in November 2017. Alaïa’s career trajectory from sculptor to fashion designer plays a key role here, together with his fascination with fashion, friendships, and the female body. His design process was dictated far less by the pressing deadlines of international fashion weeks than by his own working rhythm. His clients included Greta Garbo, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama, and Rihanna. As such, the exhibition is not so much a retrospective as a look at Alaïa’s life story, based on personally selected textiles dating from the early 1980s all the way through to the present day.

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Wagner, Hoffmann, Loos und das Möbeldesign der Wiener Moderne

Hofmobiliendepot, Möbel Museum Wien, Vienna / AT
– 07.10.2018
hofmobiliendepot.at 

[Wagner, Hoffmann, Loos and the Furniture Design of the Viennese Modernity] Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner, and Koloman Moser – all major representatives of modernity. But they have another thing in common: this year marks the centenary of their deaths. A number of Viennese museums are taking the opportunity to theme the year as “Beauty and the Abyss”. In the Hofmobiliendepot, an exhibition is dedicated to the works of Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, and Adolf Loos and their respective stances on the subjects of living and furnishing. Particular attention is paid to the collaboration between the architects themselves, the clients – often their friends, mainly artists, intellectuals or entrepreneurs – and the manufacturers who considerably contributed to the quality of the furniture and interiors with high-quality materials and craftsmanship. On show are various room sets, which do not show the exhibits in isolation, but rather in their overall historical context.

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Made in Denmark

Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig / DE
– 07.10.2018
grassimuseum.de 

Scandinavian design is seen as a design direction that originated in the 1950s in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and which is characterised by minimalism, functionality, and cost-effective mass production. The “Made in Denmark” exhibition is devoted exclusively to design objects and brands from Denmark, featuring local designers such as Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, and Verner Panton. Against this backdrop, it investigates the trends and developments that have informed this timeless design phenomenon. In doing so, it looks not only at art nouveau, but also certain strands of art deco and functionalism. The exhibition also includes a separate section called “Simply Danish”, showcasing the Schwandt jewellery collection.

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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / US
– 08.10.2018
metmuseum.org 

An exhibition stretching from several rooms of The Met Fifth Avenue to The Met Cloisters will form a bridge between catholic Christianity and the temporal world of fashion. In addition to medieval artworks, forty exhibits will form the core of the show, some of which will leave the Vatican for the first time ever for this event. These will include robes and “accessories” such as rings and papal crowns. Garments from the early 20th century illustrate the mutual interaction of religious art serving as a source of inspiration and, conversely, expressing Christian belief.

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Ron Arad: Yes to the Uncommon!

Vitra Design Museum, Schaudepot, Weil/Rhine / DE
– 14.10.2018
design-museum.de 

Ron Arad, who was born in 1951 in Tel Aviv and has since settled in London, is an industrial designer and architect. He made a practice of defying existing boundaries and prevailing norms through his work. The exhibition “Ron Arad: Yes to the Uncommon!”, which is currently running at the Vitra Design Museum, shows a selection of pieces from the museum’s own collection and aims to provide a broad overview of Arad’s work. The exhibits include early metal furniture from his first studio, including the Rover Chair or the Big Easy armchair. In addition, recent work by the designer will be on display, showcasing the translation of Arad’s experimental approach into serial production.

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I Am Your Father!

Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon-les-Bains / CH
– 14.10.2018
ailleurs.ch 

The search for the meaning of (one’s own) life has occupied mankind for millennia and has resulted in the creation of ideologies, mythologies, and religions. Nowadays, fiction often takes on this role as the need for fulfilment and a sense of purpose continues to be a theme in modern societies. This argument is illustrated in the exhibition entitled “I Am Your Father!”, taking the example of the contemporary myth of “Star Wars”. The works by 13 international artists who tackle the Star Wars universe in a critical, ironic or experimental way and translate its narrative into current societal topics are being displayed to this end along with exhibits from the museum’s collection. Fans of the iconic epic as well as all those interested in the social influence of antique and modern myths will get their money’s worth.

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Shape of Light

Tate Modern, London / GB
– 14.10.2018
tate.org.uk 

The exhibition “Shape of Light. 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art” deals with the intertwined relationship between photography and abstract art. Works by various artists from 1910 to the present illustrate the originality of the photographers’ work and their response to abstract art, alongside which their photographs are displayed in the exhibition space. London’s Tate Gallery for Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art. In “Shape of Light” it presents work by renowned as well as young photographers such as pioneers of photography Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, contemporary artists Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff and “newcomers” such as Antony Cairns and Maya Rochat.

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Mobile Welten

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
– 14.10.2018
mkg-hamburg.de 

“To play an effective role in society, a museum must always be aware of its responsibilities as a cultural and educational institution and seek dialogue with the public.” To this end, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg has invited Roger M. Buergel, an exhibition organiser and critic, to work with the institution’s diversity and history. In the exhibition “Mobile Worlds. Or the Museum of Our Transcultural Present”, the working process “On the Migration of Things in Transcultural Societies” takes shape through working with various universities. Existing patterns of thought and museum structures are broken down, revealing the emergence of things and their meaning in society. The exhibition serves as a medium to illustrate the complexity of global interrelationships and, with the help of objects, texts, and images, it creates a three-dimensional collage, enabling visitors to read different interpretations.

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Stories. Dutch Design Damask

Textielmuseum, Tilburg / DE
– 04.11.2018
textielmuseum.nl 

Damask is a textile that allows the creation of figurative patterns using warp and weft yarn. In the past, particularly high quality and shiny materials were used due to the laborious manufacturing process; since the 20th century, cotton has been used primarily for making bed and table linens. Against this background, the exhibition, “Stories. Dutch Design Damask” running at the Textielmuseum from 11 November 2017 to 4 November 2018, displays different work in which telling stories is an important part of design – in terms of insects creeping across the table, clouds hovering threateningly over the plates or serviettes that count calories.

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Common Good

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney / AU
– 02.12.2018
maas.museum/powerhouse-museum 

In the context of the Sydney Design Festival 2018, which is taking place this year under the motto of “Call to Action”, the Powerhouse Museum draws our attention to product design that does not intend to achieve high sales, but first and foremost aims to have a positive effect on people and the planet. Various designers and studios, primarily from the Asia-Pacific region, are offered a platform on which to present critical, innovative or thought-provoking works. The intention is to draw attention to the fact that design has the opportunity – and perhaps even the duty – to exert crucial influence on the development of our world (of commodities) and to visualise social, economic or ecological problems and combat them.

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An Incomplete History of Protest

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York / US
– 31.12.2018
whitney.org 

Activism, criticism and politics always find expression in art, a medium that continues to find its own language for confronting protest. In its current exhibition, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York illustrates the history of protest using key themes and striking historic events such feminism and the Vietnam War. This look at protest art begins in 1940 and follows its development up to 2017, and the exhibition also examines those moments in which the museum itself was an object of protest.

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Bouncing in the Corner

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg / DE
– 13.01.2019
hamburger-kunsthalle.de 

The title of this latest exhibition “Honey, I Rearranged the Collection” (originally the title of a group of works by Allen Ruppersberg, an artist from the US) is an invitation to rediscover the contemporary art collection held by the Hamburger Kunsthalle. The three-year presentation is dedicated to different areas of human experience and encounters. After examining the relationship between man and things, as well as between man and man, this year’s title of “Bouncing in the Corner. Die Vermessung des Raums” revolves around the relationship between man and the space surrounding him. As in a theatre play, some works of art appear only in certain scenes, other works stay on stage, but offer different interpretations through new presentation.

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Fashioned from Nature

Victoria and Albert Museum, London / GB
– 27.01.2019
vam.ac.uk 

Since the beginning of mankind, nature has been the source of inspiration and production for clothing and fashion. Prints, cuts and materials are inspired by nature, which are particularly striking in an historical context. For example, the lavishly decorated, floral dresses of the 19th century are presented in the exhibition, shown as they develop through the ages. Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to think about the fabrics of fashion and the origins of their clothing. Through industrialisation – mass production and increasing levels of consumerism – a new sustainable awareness developed amongst fashion designers and customers and forms the primary focus of “Fashioned from Nature”. Within the concept of sustainability, the exhibition looks at different types of ecologically aware usage of resources and manufacturing methods, consumption and inequalities in general. As a result, in the fashion industry, there is a lot of potential for innovation that is presented in the Victoria and Albert Museum in an informative manner.

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Colour and Abstraction

Textielmuseum, Tilburg / NL
– 03.03.2019
textielmuseum.nl 

The period from ‚œ1960ƒ to the present day covers a broad spectrum with regard to textiles. On the basis of their work, two generations of designers and artists spanning half a century encounter one another in the exhibition entitled “Colour and Abstraction. Generations in Dialogue” in the Textielmuseum. The older generation who researches aspects such as colour and abstraction using textiles meets a younger generation who approaches these themes from more of a thematic point of view. The creative process is illustrated using film material, drawings, and patterns. Exhibits include work by Peter Struycken, Lam de Wolf, Bertjan Pot, Formafantasma, and Rafaël Rozendaal.

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100 Prozent Wolle

Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin / DE
– 23.06.2019
smb.museum 

5 November 2017 saw the opening of the special exhibition of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen in Berlin: it is about wool. The interdisciplinary exhibition aims to explore the origin, processing and cultural background of wool, and to appeal to all age groups, while encouraging visitors to play and participate. The exhibition aims to provide a comprehensive picture that sheds light on manufacturing processes, shepherd’s lives and shearing, combing and washing, as well as processing into yarns, textiles, and building materials. This highlights the theme of cultural roots in an age where we see so many losses of traditions.

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Roland Topor. Panoptikum

Museum Folkwang, Essen / DE
29.06.2018 – 30.09.2018
museum-folkwang.de 

The French cartoonist, illustrator, writer, and actor Roland Topor (1938–1997) devoted his work to the core questions posed by the human condition. The exhibition “Roland Topor. Panoptikum” at the Museum Folkwang in Essen showcases the artist’s versatility by looking at his treatment of issues such as the relationship between the sexes, the absurdity of life, and the futility of human endeavour. Topor was primarily known for his exhibitions, book illustrations (“Pinocchio”), film posters (“The Tin Drum”), stage sets, writings, and plays. The drawings that appear as magic lantern projections in the whale’s belly in Federico Fellini’s film “Casanova” (1976) are by Topor.

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Tendence

Fairground Frankfurt/Main / DE
30.06.2018 – 03.07.2018
tendence.messefrankfurt.com 

Tendence describes itself as the “trendsetting consumer goods fair for a successful second half of the year”, showing the innovations in the sector at the fairground in Frankfurt/Main. Over 1,100 international exhibitors will be presenting major new products for the forthcoming autumn and winter seasons, as well as next year’s spring and summer seasons, to over 200,000 visitors. In addition, the Tendence Academy offers insights into the developments and trends for the market with a varied programme of workshops, and presentations by experts in the field. Another highlight is the online platform and the sales promotion project, Tendence Impulse, focusing on sustainable and individual campaigns at the point of sale.

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Domaine de Boisbuchet

Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac / FR
01.07.2018 – 01.09.2018
boisbuchet.org 

The picturesque property of the Domaine de Boisbuchet in the south of France will once again host a twomonth workshop series this summer. This year, the organisers would like to offer participants a “reality check”, because in times of fake news, virtual reality, and excessive use of digital media, there is a danger of losing contact with the real world. As a countermeasure, work will be done in Boisbuchet by hand and by using physicalmaterial. Participants will make use of the link between historical knowledge and high-tech and value will be placed on personal interaction with fellow attendees. Amongst the workshop leaders this year are the product designer, Philippe Malouin, the ceramicist, Hadrien Venat, and the curator, Verena Formanek. The participation fee varies according to the workshop attended; accommodation and board are always included.

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Festival of Stuff

Institute of Making, London / GB
03.07.2018 – 07.07.2018
instituteofmaking.org.uk 

The Festival of Stuff celebrates materials and making with a range of master classes and a big public street festival. This year, (rediscovered) techniques range from cyanotype printing, to yellow road mark painting and copper bowl hammering. The festival is organised by the Institute of Making, a multidisciplinary research group at University College London. Once a year it organises the Festival of Stuff for anyone interested in materials and making, with four days of master classes on different materials, disciplines and techniques where you can try out and learn something new. The festival culminates in a Saturday Extravaganza of materials and making, showcasing handcrafted products and craftsmanship.

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Design Tokyo

Tokyo Big Sight / DE
04.07.2018 – 06.07.2018
designtokyo.jp 

Design Tokyo is Japan’s leading design fair for selected design products in which all the products on display are curated by a committee set up especially for this purpose. Already in its ninth edition, this year the event combines products from the following areas: interiors, fashion, textiles, decoration, gifts, and outdoors, amongst others. Visiting the fair will be retailers, manufacturers, furnishers, interior, and product designers. The fair is organised by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., which arranges over 200 exhibitions across a wide range of industries every year.

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Forward Festival Hamburg

Millerntor Stadion, Hamburg / DE
05.07.2018 – 05.07.2018
forward-festival.com 

As a festival for creativity, design and communication, the Forward festival gathers together members of the local design scene to present their success stories during the conference and to give insights into the development processes behind these. The conference is accompanied by various events such as workshops, live art sessions, and networking opportunities with the aim of establishing a creative community that encourages interaction in order to progress together.

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Australian International Furniture Fair

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne / AU
19.07.2018 – 22.07.2018
aiff.net.au 

The Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF) takes place every year in July in Melbourne bringing manufacturers and buyers from the furniture industry face-to-face with one another. Amongst the products exhibited are bedroom furniture, mattresses, beds, lounge and dining room furniture, outdoor and garden furniture as well as other services related to these areas. Amongst the fair’s highlights is the international series of seminars entitled “Everyday Luxury”, aimed at experts in interior design. During the fair, a series of trend and design tours takes place, aiming to give visitors an overview of the coming year’s new products.

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