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January

Reflex Bauhaus

Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich / DE
– 02.02.2020
dnstdm.de 

Bauhaus in 2019 is going to be celebrated throughout the world with a large number of exhibitions and projects. The Design Museum in Munich is also taking up the theme and at the same time emphasises its own historical ties, directly after the founding of the museum in 1925. “Reflex Bauhaus. 40 Objects – 5 Conversations” not only presents a large number of original objects from the collection’s inventory, including textiles, furniture, lighting, and ceramics, but also places them in context with contemporary works. Five artists, namely the designer Ayzit Bostan, the poet Barbara Köhler, the architect Anupama Kundoo, the composer Junya Oikawa, and the artist Sofie Thorsen have been invited to develop a stance in dialogue with one of the exhibits. The aim is to “enable viewers to not only identify the historical origins of these objects, but also to reflect on them today”.

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Thonet & Design

Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich / DE
– 02.02.2020
dnstdm.de 

Two hundred years of furniture design are reflected in the “Thonet & Design” exhibition in the Design Museum in Munich, based on Thonet’s corporate history. The company was founded in 1819 by Michael Thonet, a master cabinet-maker, and over time has become one of the most important manufacturers of wooden furniture. In the 1920s, the company turned its attention to steel furniture, a new type of furniture at the time, which also created a link to various Bauhaus designers. In addition to bentwood and tubular steel furniture, the exhibition also shows designs by contemporary designers such as Norman Foster, Stefan Diez, Konstantin Grcic, and Sebastian Herkner. Steffen Kehrle, who created the exhibition, is also designing a chair for The Design Museum as part of this work.

more

Photographics: Klein, Ifert, Zamecznik

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal / CH
– 09.02.2020
museum-gestaltung.ch 

The numerous technical innovations of the post-war period inspired many artists and designers into experimentation. Many of the rarely exhibited works by photographer William Klein and graphic artists Gérard Ifert and Wojciech Zamecznik were born out of this process, and they can now be seen in the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. The works show influences of concrete and kinetic art and the photographic experiments of the modern avant-garde. The three designers created new and abstract forms of expression, which eventually found application in everyday graphics.

more

Knowledge in Pictures – Information Design Today

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal / DE
– 16.02.2020
museum-gestaltung.ch 

With Kung Fu, design and robot lizards on the cover of Nature – the Museum für Gestaltung Zurich makes a number of links in its exhibition entitled “Knowledge in Pictures”, which reveals many aspects of current information design. Sarah Kenderdine and Jeffrey Shaw use motion capturing to explore the kung fu tradition of Chinese Hakka culture and make it tangible in an interactive installation. Researchers from HU Berlin have digitised the fossils of a primeval lizard to reproduce its gait on a 3D-printed robot. The requirement in information design is to convey complex facts as clearly as possible, whether it involves the route plan for a circular railway project through the Parisian suburbs (designed as a perfect circle by Integral Ruedi Baur contrary to all geographical conditions), or visually communicating the consequences of climate change for the glaciers by means of virtual reality. Since the objectivity of such design holds an equally great potential for manipulation, it demands its own ethics. The exhibition on Kai Krause’s work “The True Size of Africa”, in which the designer adjusts the distorted representation of the differences in size of continents on the world map, addresses this point.

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Mary Quant

Victoria & Albert Museum , London / GB
– 16.02.2020
vam.ac.uk 

As the creator of the mini skirt, Mary Quant has written herself into the fashion history books of the 20th century, in February 2019 the designer celebrated her 85th birthday. Now the V&A is dedicating an exhibition to her that focuses on the period between 1955 and 1975, the years in which she made her greatest impact. Quant, from her boutique Bazaar, stamped her mark on the fashion of an entire generation and the look of Swinging London with
the mini skirt worn with colourful tights, PVC raincoats and tailored trousers.The museum not only draws on its own resources, the largest public collection of Quant’s pieces, but also launched a nationwide appeal for privately owned clothing. As a result, 35 items have been accepted into the exhibition, and are shown alongside the personal stories and photos of women in their favourite clothes.

 

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Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World

Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris / FR
– 24.02.2020
fondationlouisvuitton.fr 

Charlotte Perriand worked as a partner in Le Corbusier’s architectural practice together with his nephew Pierre Jeanneret for ten years. It was during this period that the most iconic works of modern French design were created, such as the club chair Grand Confort No. LC2, the tubular steel chair Basculant no. B301, and the chaise longue no. B306 (all designed in 1928). Their close cooperation makes it impossible to determine authorship exactly, as according to Perriand herself the three worked together “like the fingers of one hand”. In addition to the collaboration between the three of them, the exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, held to mark the 20th anniversary of Charlotte Perriand’s death, highlights the special role played by this architect and designer in modern French interiors.

more

Cold War and Architectur

Architekturzentrum Wien / AT
– 24.02.2020
azw.at 

After the Second World War, it wasn’t just Austria’s politics that were shaken up. Occupied Vienna was also the place where the four victorious powers of Great Britain, the United States, France and the Soviet Union met and offered up their different ideologies. The exhibition is divided into four corresponding parts based on the occupation zones, with each intended to illustrate the cultural self-representations of the occupiers. To this end, the Architekturzentrum Wien is exhibiting photographs, plans, films and original drawings, some of which have never been shown before, illustrating the differences between the sectors.

more

Tutto. Perspectives on Italian Art

Sammlung Goetz, Munich / DE
– 29.02.2020
sammlung-goetz.de 

“Tutto. Perspectives of Italian Art” gives an insight into various artistic approaches through painting and photography and shows canvas and material experiments as well as the relationship between image and text in experimental works on paper and in conceptual photography between the 1960s and 1970s. In addition, the exhibition will show photographs, posters, invitations, work notes and objects from the archives of the participating artists and will be supplemented by objects made of Murano glass and loans of Italian design objects from the Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum.

more

Design of the Third Reich

Design Museum Den Bosch, ’s-Hertogenbosch / NL
– 01.03.2020
designmuseum.nl 

In 2008, Andreas Koop looked at the National Socialists’ approach to visual design in his book “NSCI”. The Design Museum Den Bosch is now dedicating an exhibition to the design of the Third Reich. Whereas the positive power of design to bring about social change is praised in many places, the museum sees it as its duty to take a critical look at the discipline and also to highlight its negative potential. Although the Third Reich was able to present itself in a visually powerful way - from Albert Speer’s architecture to the 1936 Olympic Games and Leni Riefenstahl’s films – the exhibition focuses on the contradictions that underlie its design ideology. Strictly filtered traditionalism and simultaneous fanaticism of the future, romanticism and enthusiasm for technology are juxtaposed. The exhibition shows Nazi design in architecture, furniture, magazines, and textbooks and is supported by an intergenerational visitor programme.

more

All-Over. New Graphic Design from the Netherlands

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg / DE
– 01.03.2020
mkg-hamburg.de 

After studying graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, the two Dutch designers Harmen Liemburg and Richard Niessen worked together as “Golden Masters” for four years and discovered the technique of screen printing for themselves. In their work, they play with strong colors and patterns and develop expressive all-over structures. Since the end of their studio in 2002, the two designers have been working independently as freelance graphic designers and are producing high-quality screen prints to this day. Until January 5, 2020, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg [Museum of Art and Trade] will be showing around 70 posters and over 30 small-format prints by the two designers from the past twenty years.

more

Ryoji Ikeda. data-verse

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg / DE
– 29.03.2020
kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de 

This is the first exhibition to include two large-format works from Ryoji Ikeda’s data-verse trilogy, the first of which could already be seen at the Venice Biennale this year. The visualizations span an arc from microscopic to galactic dimensions. For his work the artist aesthetically processed data from both the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and NASA, on the solar system, galaxies and possible multiverses. In between, Ikeda presents image sequences of the body, brain, cities, climates, air traffic and satellites. His visualizations give us an idea of the amount of data that defines our everyday life in the age of digitisation.

more

Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg / DE
– 26.04.2020
mkg-hamburg.de 

In order to prove that beauty is more than just superficiality, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh invite you to deal with the different facets of this term via various multimedia and multi-sensory installations and objects: from digital experiments on symmetry to the sensual experience of sound, color, and fragrance and all the way to the question of what makes a person attractive. Examples from the areas of graphic design, product design, architecture and urban planning illustrate the positive effects of beauty.

more

The Peaks of Art Deco

Grassi Museum Museum for Applied Arts, Leipzig / DE
– 11.10.2020
grassimak.de 

Anyone who has ever visited the Grassi Museum, admired its pointed Art Deco ornamentation and stood in the jagged pillar hall will know something about the prevalence of jagged motifs in art deco. The formal aesthetics of the museum’s architecture can also be seen in porcelain products from the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition shows products from the porcelain factories of the interwar years. Their expressive, almost expressionist design uses jagged peaks and serrations as a central design element. The approximately 400 objects from three collections in the corresponding ambience of the pillar hall of the Grassi Museum showcase the diversity of the results.

more

February

Reflex Bauhaus

Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich / DE
– 02.02.2020
dnstdm.de 

Bauhaus in 2019 is going to be celebrated throughout the world with a large number of exhibitions and projects. The Design Museum in Munich is also taking up the theme and at the same time emphasises its own historical ties, directly after the founding of the museum in 1925. “Reflex Bauhaus. 40 Objects – 5 Conversations” not only presents a large number of original objects from the collection’s inventory, including textiles, furniture, lighting, and ceramics, but also places them in context with contemporary works. Five artists, namely the designer Ayzit Bostan, the poet Barbara Köhler, the architect Anupama Kundoo, the composer Junya Oikawa, and the artist Sofie Thorsen have been invited to develop a stance in dialogue with one of the exhibits. The aim is to “enable viewers to not only identify the historical origins of these objects, but also to reflect on them today”.

more

Thonet & Design

Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich / DE
– 02.02.2020
dnstdm.de 

Two hundred years of furniture design are reflected in the “Thonet & Design” exhibition in the Design Museum in Munich, based on Thonet’s corporate history. The company was founded in 1819 by Michael Thonet, a master cabinet-maker, and over time has become one of the most important manufacturers of wooden furniture. In the 1920s, the company turned its attention to steel furniture, a new type of furniture at the time, which also created a link to various Bauhaus designers. In addition to bentwood and tubular steel furniture, the exhibition also shows designs by contemporary designers such as Norman Foster, Stefan Diez, Konstantin Grcic, and Sebastian Herkner. Steffen Kehrle, who created the exhibition, is also designing a chair for The Design Museum as part of this work.

more

Photographics: Klein, Ifert, Zamecznik

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal / CH
– 09.02.2020
museum-gestaltung.ch 

The numerous technical innovations of the post-war period inspired many artists and designers into experimentation. Many of the rarely exhibited works by photographer William Klein and graphic artists Gérard Ifert and Wojciech Zamecznik were born out of this process, and they can now be seen in the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. The works show influences of concrete and kinetic art and the photographic experiments of the modern avant-garde. The three designers created new and abstract forms of expression, which eventually found application in everyday graphics.

more

Knowledge in Pictures – Information Design Today

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal / DE
– 16.02.2020
museum-gestaltung.ch 

With Kung Fu, design and robot lizards on the cover of Nature – the Museum für Gestaltung Zurich makes a number of links in its exhibition entitled “Knowledge in Pictures”, which reveals many aspects of current information design. Sarah Kenderdine and Jeffrey Shaw use motion capturing to explore the kung fu tradition of Chinese Hakka culture and make it tangible in an interactive installation. Researchers from HU Berlin have digitised the fossils of a primeval lizard to reproduce its gait on a 3D-printed robot. The requirement in information design is to convey complex facts as clearly as possible, whether it involves the route plan for a circular railway project through the Parisian suburbs (designed as a perfect circle by Integral Ruedi Baur contrary to all geographical conditions), or visually communicating the consequences of climate change for the glaciers by means of virtual reality. Since the objectivity of such design holds an equally great potential for manipulation, it demands its own ethics. The exhibition on Kai Krause’s work “The True Size of Africa”, in which the designer adjusts the distorted representation of the differences in size of continents on the world map, addresses this point.

more

Mary Quant

Victoria & Albert Museum , London / GB
– 16.02.2020
vam.ac.uk 

As the creator of the mini skirt, Mary Quant has written herself into the fashion history books of the 20th century, in February 2019 the designer celebrated her 85th birthday. Now the V&A is dedicating an exhibition to her that focuses on the period between 1955 and 1975, the years in which she made her greatest impact. Quant, from her boutique Bazaar, stamped her mark on the fashion of an entire generation and the look of Swinging London with
the mini skirt worn with colourful tights, PVC raincoats and tailored trousers.The museum not only draws on its own resources, the largest public collection of Quant’s pieces, but also launched a nationwide appeal for privately owned clothing. As a result, 35 items have been accepted into the exhibition, and are shown alongside the personal stories and photos of women in their favourite clothes.

 

more

Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World

Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris / FR
– 24.02.2020
fondationlouisvuitton.fr 

Charlotte Perriand worked as a partner in Le Corbusier’s architectural practice together with his nephew Pierre Jeanneret for ten years. It was during this period that the most iconic works of modern French design were created, such as the club chair Grand Confort No. LC2, the tubular steel chair Basculant no. B301, and the chaise longue no. B306 (all designed in 1928). Their close cooperation makes it impossible to determine authorship exactly, as according to Perriand herself the three worked together “like the fingers of one hand”. In addition to the collaboration between the three of them, the exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, held to mark the 20th anniversary of Charlotte Perriand’s death, highlights the special role played by this architect and designer in modern French interiors.

more

Cold War and Architectur

Architekturzentrum Wien / AT
– 24.02.2020
azw.at 

After the Second World War, it wasn’t just Austria’s politics that were shaken up. Occupied Vienna was also the place where the four victorious powers of Great Britain, the United States, France and the Soviet Union met and offered up their different ideologies. The exhibition is divided into four corresponding parts based on the occupation zones, with each intended to illustrate the cultural self-representations of the occupiers. To this end, the Architekturzentrum Wien is exhibiting photographs, plans, films and original drawings, some of which have never been shown before, illustrating the differences between the sectors.

more

Tutto. Perspectives on Italian Art

Sammlung Goetz, Munich / DE
– 29.02.2020
sammlung-goetz.de 

“Tutto. Perspectives of Italian Art” gives an insight into various artistic approaches through painting and photography and shows canvas and material experiments as well as the relationship between image and text in experimental works on paper and in conceptual photography between the 1960s and 1970s. In addition, the exhibition will show photographs, posters, invitations, work notes and objects from the archives of the participating artists and will be supplemented by objects made of Murano glass and loans of Italian design objects from the Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum.

more

Design of the Third Reich

Design Museum Den Bosch, ’s-Hertogenbosch / NL
– 01.03.2020
designmuseum.nl 

In 2008, Andreas Koop looked at the National Socialists’ approach to visual design in his book “NSCI”. The Design Museum Den Bosch is now dedicating an exhibition to the design of the Third Reich. Whereas the positive power of design to bring about social change is praised in many places, the museum sees it as its duty to take a critical look at the discipline and also to highlight its negative potential. Although the Third Reich was able to present itself in a visually powerful way - from Albert Speer’s architecture to the 1936 Olympic Games and Leni Riefenstahl’s films – the exhibition focuses on the contradictions that underlie its design ideology. Strictly filtered traditionalism and simultaneous fanaticism of the future, romanticism and enthusiasm for technology are juxtaposed. The exhibition shows Nazi design in architecture, furniture, magazines, and textbooks and is supported by an intergenerational visitor programme.

more

All-Over. New Graphic Design from the Netherlands

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg / DE
– 01.03.2020
mkg-hamburg.de 

After studying graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, the two Dutch designers Harmen Liemburg and Richard Niessen worked together as “Golden Masters” for four years and discovered the technique of screen printing for themselves. In their work, they play with strong colors and patterns and develop expressive all-over structures. Since the end of their studio in 2002, the two designers have been working independently as freelance graphic designers and are producing high-quality screen prints to this day. Until January 5, 2020, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg [Museum of Art and Trade] will be showing around 70 posters and over 30 small-format prints by the two designers from the past twenty years.

more

Ryoji Ikeda. data-verse

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg / DE
– 29.03.2020
kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de 

This is the first exhibition to include two large-format works from Ryoji Ikeda’s data-verse trilogy, the first of which could already be seen at the Venice Biennale this year. The visualizations span an arc from microscopic to galactic dimensions. For his work the artist aesthetically processed data from both the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and NASA, on the solar system, galaxies and possible multiverses. In between, Ikeda presents image sequences of the body, brain, cities, climates, air traffic and satellites. His visualizations give us an idea of the amount of data that defines our everyday life in the age of digitisation.

more

Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg / DE
– 26.04.2020
mkg-hamburg.de 

In order to prove that beauty is more than just superficiality, Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh invite you to deal with the different facets of this term via various multimedia and multi-sensory installations and objects: from digital experiments on symmetry to the sensual experience of sound, color, and fragrance and all the way to the question of what makes a person attractive. Examples from the areas of graphic design, product design, architecture and urban planning illustrate the positive effects of beauty.

more

The Peaks of Art Deco

Grassi Museum Museum for Applied Arts, Leipzig / DE
– 11.10.2020
grassimak.de 

Anyone who has ever visited the Grassi Museum, admired its pointed Art Deco ornamentation and stood in the jagged pillar hall will know something about the prevalence of jagged motifs in art deco. The formal aesthetics of the museum’s architecture can also be seen in porcelain products from the 1920s and 1930s. The exhibition shows products from the porcelain factories of the interwar years. Their expressive, almost expressionist design uses jagged peaks and serrations as a central design element. The approximately 400 objects from three collections in the corresponding ambience of the pillar hall of the Grassi Museum showcase the diversity of the results.

more

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