Make it Meaningful
23 May 2017
Weissraum Designforum Tirol, Innsbruck
The Weissraum Designforum Tirol in Innsbruck serves as an exchange platform for visual design with regular workshops, exhibitions and discussions. On May 23, 2017, the communications agency Kessels Kramer will present its work under the title “Make it Meaningful”.
Experiments. A Selection of Unusual Design Objects 1965–1980
Galerie Jochum Rodgers, Berlin
– 3 June 2017
Hans Peter Jochum began his work in the 1980s with a small personal collection of selected design furniture. Since then, he has developed a wide network in Italy – the source of most of his rare collectors‘ items. In 2014 he and Jett Rodgers celebrated the reopening of his gallery, which now holds regular exhibitions. “Experiments” presents a selection of unusual design objects from the 1960s and 1970s.
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Comics! Mangas! Graphic Novels!
– 10 September 2017
With a view to presenting a global perspective, the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn is using its space to bring together culture, science and art from all eras. Until 10 September 2017, the exhibition “Comics! Mangas! Graphic Novels!” presents around 300 exhibits from America, Europe and Japan.
Mudun. Urban Cultures in Transit
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
13 May – 20 August 2017
The exhibition “Mudun Urban Cultures in Transit” opens with a preview at 6 p.m. in the Vitra Design Museum gallery on Friday 12 May 2017. The exhibition explores cultural life and contemporary urban culture in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region through contemporary photographs, models and texts.
Reaper. Richard Hamilton and Sigfried Giedion
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich
– 25 June 2017
The 150-year celebration of the Graphische Sammlung and the 50-year jubilee of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (GTA) at ETH Zürich were the impetus for a collaboration between GTA Exhibitions and the Archive. The graphics series “Reaper” (1949) is a response by the English artist, Richard Hamilton, to the publication “Mechanization Takes Command” (1948) by the Swiss art historian, Sigfried Giedion. The exhibition juxtaposes the two protagonists and shows the process of Giedion’s academic research in relation to Hamilton’s artistic methods.
Sew Long! Fashion in Slovakia 1945–1989.
Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava
– 20 August 2017
The exhibition “Sew Long! Fashion in Slovakia 1945–1989” charts the fashion industry in Slovakia and explores its development under a totalitarian regime.
Eye Eye 2017 German-Japanese Cultural Festival
19 – 29 May 2017
Over the last seven years there has been a lively exchange between artists from Kyoto, Osaka and Hamburg. The German-Japanese cultural festival Eye Eye 2017 has now been launched and will take place over nine days from 19 May 2017 showcasing the works of various artists from Kyoto.
Braun Designbörse 2017
Atrium Administrative Building of Braun GmbH, Kronberg im Taunus
20 May 2017
On Saturday 20 May 2017, the 46th Braun Design Exchange will take place at the Braun company headquarters. It is an event with a long tradition providing a platform for suppliers and collectors of functional design.
Design Criticism: Annual Conference 2017
University of Art and Design, Offenbach am Main
19 – 20 May 2017
The Gesellschaft für Designgeschichte [Society for Design History] (GfDg) was founded in 2008 with the aim of intensifying the discussion about the history of design and to interconnect historical research and practice. In collaboration with the HfG Offenbach, the society is organising the two-day event “Design Criticism”.
Direktorenhaus Museum for Arts Crafts Design, Berlin
5 – 28 May 2017
The Direktorenhaus in Berlin has been used as a creative space for numerous exhibitions of applied art, design, architecture and contemporary art since 2010. From May 5 to 28, 2017 the neon-coloured, geometric works and collages of Clark Goolsby will be on display.
Posters by Klaus Staeck
Galerie Rambow, Güstrow
1 May – 31 July 2017
Since 1965, the German graphic designer, cartoonist and lawyer Klaus Staeck has, through his graphics and posters, been engaging in a “political and aesthetic analysis of everyday life”, which can be understood and accepted regardless of any person’s level of education. Galerie Rambow in Güstrow, near Rostock, is currently holding an exhibition in his honour.
Red – A Film Installation in a Room
Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
– 13 August 2017
What do strong emotions such as love, rage and hate have in common? We associate them with the traffic light colour Red – a colour also used in film for aesthetic and narrative reasons. The German Film Museum in Frankfurt, the Deutsche Filmmuseum, is currently presenting “Red” a film installation of light, sound and film compilations projected onto a total of eleven large-area screens.
Brandenburg Design Prize
Submissions deadline: 31 May 2017
For a tenth year, designers, agencies and companies from Brandenburg are being invited to make submissions in their respective disciplines of product, communication and lighting design. Up-and-coming designers can also submit concepts, designs and prototypes in the Young Talent category.
Global Control and Censorship
Tallinn Art Hall
– 18 June 2017
Surveillance and censorship has become part of our everyday lives – carried out openly or clandestinely. An exhibition in the capital of Estonia questions the dangers of this development using international contributions.
What Design Can Do
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam
23 – 24 May 2017
The What Design Can Do conference is taking place again this year in Amsterdam on 23 and 24 May 2017 and will be aiming to achieve even more than in previous years. The title is “Radical Change: The Climate Edition” and the event will be looking at climate change and the question of how designers can best embrace the subject.
Edition Disegno. Films about Ulm School of Design
Basle, Zurich, Osnabrück
In spite of closing just under 50 years ago, the Ulm School of Design is still numbered amongst the best-known design schools, which is no doubt due to its prominent founders and lecturers as well as its far-reaching influence. Peter Schubert, one of its graduates has captured this in the film series entitled “Edition Disegno”, from which a selection appeared for the first time in digital format at the beginning of 2017. In May 2017, two of these will be shown in three different cities.
Library for Social Design
26 April – 14 May 2017
Friedrich von Borries originally initiated the idea of a library for social design at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg with the intention of expanding the range of publications students are exposed to during their training. The idea was that every month during their course, they should grapple with a new book on social design – in addition to their specified reading list.
Design Museum Gent
– 1 October 2017
The textile design course at the KASK School of Arts in Gent is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year – what better reason to dedicate an exhibition and a publication to the discipline?
Schriftenlese. Works by Hans Burkardt and Andreas Spengler
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek, Hannover
26 April – 29 July 2017
On April 25 2017 the exhibition “Schriftenlese. Arbeiten von Hans Burkardt und Andreas Spengler“ [Schriftenlese. Works by Hans Burkardt and Andreas Spengler], opens in Hanover, honouring the work of the two artists.
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
– 18 June 2017
Otto Bartning’s theoretical ideas, as well as his churches, housing and cultural buildings have left a lasting impact on German and European building culture. The exhibition “Otto Bartning (1883–1959). Architect of Social Modernism” offers an extensive insight into his work for the first time.
Big Bang Data
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
– 14 August 2017
Every day, we all generate an increasing volume of data – with our smartphones, on social networks, when shopping online or via GPS sensors. Over the past five years, scientists, academics, and government organisations, companies and the cultural sector have also noticed this phenomenon, and have developed a greater awareness of the possibilities associated with it.
Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration 1917–2017
The Museum of Illustration, New York
– 3 June 2017
The Museum of Illustration presents a retrospective of William Erwin Eisner (1917–2005) on two floors until 3 June 2017. It is the largest exhibition of his life’s work ever to be held in the United States.
10 Years of Thomas Eyck
– 14 May 2017
Over the last ten years, the Dutch design producer Thomas Eyck has been promoting cooperation between young designers and artisanal companies for the production of household and art objects. With its exhibition “10 Years of Thomas Eyck”, the Zuiderzeemuseum honours the vision and working methods of this designer and craftsman.
Emanuel Goldberg. Architect of Knowledge
Technische Sammlung Dresden
– 24 September 2017
The scientist Emanuel Goldberg (1881–1970) was a university professor at the Royal Academy of Graphic Arts and Book Trade in Leipzig – today’s Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB). Seen as a visionary in the field of media technology, his research on photography as well as in reproduction and copying methods, aerial photography and microfilm technology made a significant contribution to the knowledge management of the future. In 2013, the artists’ group Weltformat was set up at the HGB, to research his scientific work. In this exhibition, the group takes a photographic look at contemporary image production at the interface between art and science.
Waiting. Between Power and Possibility
– 18 June 2017
We are always waiting. At the supermarket checkout, for the lunch hour or at the bus stop. Waiting is an everyday phenomenon that applies to all of us regardless of our age. So how do we use our lifetime as we wait for a specific event? The large-scale exhibition “Waiting. Between Power and Possibility” approaches the question through the works of 23 contemporary artists.
Friedrich Kiesler: Architect, Artist, Visionary
– 11 June 2017
The Martin-Gropius-Bau is devoting an exhibition to Friedrich Kiesler (1890-1965), until 11 June 2017. As an Austro-American architect, stage designer, designer and theorist, he is seen as a universal artist of his time and was a central figure of the New York “Aesthetic Community”.
form Nº 271. Danger
It lurks about in everyday hazards, waiting to trip us up, or as an imminent climatic disaster – we are constantly confronted by danger in all its guises. Once we identify it however, we can not only banish it, but also warn against it and avoid it in the future. The Focus section of form 271 takes a look at how design can help with this from different perspectives, for example in creating warning signs or by contributing to responsible product development, or as a tool for maintaining freedom despite the challenges of living with increasing security measures or risk-based communication.
Mapping Festival 2017
11 – 28 May 2017
“Mapping Expo”, ”Mapping Lab” and “Mapping Live” are the three main events, taking place at the 13th Mapping Festival in Geneva. With the focus on audiovisual art and digital culture, it is one of the leading events in the fields of image and technological creation, that does not only attract a specialist audience.
Intensive Care: Architecture and Design in Healthcare
Bureau Europa, Maastricht
– 25 June 2017
Since 2013 the Bureau Europa in Maastricht has served as a platform for architecture and design. The exhibition “Intensive Care: Architecture and Design in Healthcare” will be held there until 25 June 2017. It highlights the challenges of care in the 21st century from different perspectives and design disciplines.
The Great Graphic Boom
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
– 28 May 2017
In the United States of America, the decades following the Second World War were characterised by tension. Political events such as the Vietnam War, protest movements and the Watergate Affair rocked the country. Nevertheless, the cultural scene blossomed and, thanks to its originality, received worldwide recognition. In its exhibition “The Great Graphic Boom”, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo is currently focusing on one aspect of this breakthrough, namely the enormous interest in printmaking that emerged in the 1960s.
FITC Future World
OCAD University, Toronto
10 June 2017
In 1994, the American Academic Marvin Minsky predicted that robots would one day be part of our lives on Earth. FITC is a design and technology events company with offices in Toronto, Amsterdam and Tokyo. It is organising the “Future World” event in June 2017, dedicated to showcasing the latest research developments in robotics and artificial intelligence.
Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson
– 23 July 2017
The Bielefeld museum – Kunsthalle Bielefeld – celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. It is the only museum building in Europe designed by the American architect Philip Johnson and was opened in 1968 by Bauhaus pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. So it is fitting that the exhibition “Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson. Bauhaus pioneers in America” is to be held in the Kunsthalle Bielefeld.
Augmenting the Invisible
Aedes Architekturforum, Berlin
– 18 May 2017
Jakob and MacFarlane founded their eponymous, multidisciplinary and internationally staffed architecture studio in Paris in 1997. It is now considered to be one of the most experimental bureaux in France on account of extraordinary projects such as the Frac Centre in Orléans, the Orange Cube and Euronews Headquarters in Lyon, and Les Docks, the centre for fashion and design in Paris. The Aedes Architekturforum in Berlin is presenting famous works by this pair of architects in the exhibition “Augmenting the Invisible”.
ING Creative Festival 2017
Bauhaus in Motion
Bauhaus Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
- 8 January 2018
The Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin is displaying the highlights of its collection in its existing buildings for the last time. The current selection is presented under the title of “Bauhaus in Motion”, the theme running throughout the exhibition in all its guises.