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”.
Canadian Furniture Show26.05.2017 – 28.05.2017
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.
– 23 April 2017
In the early 1990s, Juergen Teller became world-famous for his unembellished photographic portraits of supermodels like Kate Moss and as the official tour photographer of the cult band Nirvana. Until 23 April 2017 the Kunstpalais [Art Palace] in Erlangen is holding a large individual show devoted to work by Teller, who was born in Erlangen.
Reykjavík Art Museum
– 23 April 2017
The exhibition “Case Studies. Product Design into the 21st Century” offers a diverse view of current Icelandic product design. As the name suggests, the discipline and its local expressions are examined using examples from recent practice that also provide information about various factors involved in the design process.
Collective Design Fair
Skylight Clarkson SQ, New York
3 – 7 May 2017
The Collective Design Fair is celebrating its fifth edition in 2017. As in previous years, the art and design of the 20th and 21st centuries are on display and the event encourages networking and sharing relevant themes, ideas, and sources of inspiration.
Designing the Surface
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
– 20 August 2017
Every day, we are surrounded by surfaces that influence our senses consciously or unconsciously. Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam endeavours to examine a selection of products from the perspectives of patina, lustre, faux, teflon, and agency and how these react to our aesthetic and sensory needs.
Stages, Banks, Hangars. Frankfurt Projects by Otto Apel/ABB
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main
– 14 May 2017
Chicago/Main – this was the name given to Germany’s financial capital in the 1960s and ’70s until the city marketing got a bit carried away and boastfully used the moniker Mainhatten and compared Frankfurt’s Taunusanlage to New York’s Central Park.
On Display 04
Fernando Romero’s “Border City” and Carla Fernández’ Vestido Cobra are two projects from Mexico’s design scene that set the stage for the fourth exhibition in the series “Design Display” in the Autostadt [car city] Wolfsburg. While both projects appear to represent a content-related dialogue, they also provide an impetus for a critical engagement with the subjects of territorial borders, visionary town planning, and forward-looking fashion trends. Both the architect Fernando Romero and the fashion designer Carla Fernández and their projects feature in the fourth issue of the On Display magazine. Order now your free copy of the new issue in the form shop.
The Design Museum, London
– 4 June 2017
To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the Design Museum in London is presenting the “Imagine Moscow” exhibition in which the key areas of architecture, propaganda and revolution are highlighted.
Animago Award 2017
Submission deadline: 31 May 2017
Since 1997 the Animago Award has established itself as worldwide competition for 3D animation and stills, visual effects, visualisation and design. To date, over 22,000 productions have been compared against each other. The eleven different categories include “best advertising production”, “best visualisation”, “best still” and the “special architecture prize” for film visualisation which is presented by Detail, the architecture journal.
The Architect’s Studio: Wang Shu
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
– 30 April 2017
At a time when urbanisation is breaking into the rural areas of China and the original, traditional buildings are being demolished to be rebuilt according to Western standards, the Amateur Architecture Studio has set itself the task of taking on this trend. In the first part of a new exhibition series, “The Architect’s Studio” of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk will present the work of the Chinese architect Wang Shu, who leads the Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou, together with his wife and business partner Lu Wenyu.
Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography
– 23 April 2017
In collaboration with the Hasselblad Foundation, the Valand Academy and the Kunsthal Aarhus, C/O Berlin and the Museum für Fotografie have been presenting three content-related exhibitions on the subject of “surveillance and photography” since February 2017. The exhibition “Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography” held in the premises of the Amerika Haus, marks the end of the series of events.
Hans Hansen: Atelier
Camera Austria, Graz
– 4 June 2017
Hans Hansen is considered to be one of the most important creators of product and still-life photography in Germany. In its “Hans Hansen: Atelier” exhibition, the “laboratory for photography and theory” in the premises of the magazine Camera Austria in Graz showcases a cross section from the photographer’s many years of practice. It combines freelance projects and commissioned works thereby broaching the interfaces between free and applied photography. The exhibition is a joint collaboration between the Berlin-based photographer Annette Kelm and Hendrik Schwantes, co-founder of the graphic studio Heimann and Schwantes, and has been put together with Hans Hansen himself.
The Glass of the Architects. Vienna 1900–1937
17 April 2017
As a long-term joint initiative of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the Pentagram foundation, Le Stanze del Vetro is dedicated to the exploration, preservation, archiving and digitisation of glass art in the 20th and 21st centuries. In January this year, collaboration with Le Stanze del Vetro, resulted in the exhibition “The Glass of Architects. Vienna 1900–1937”, which runs until 17 April 2017. This collection of more than 300 glass objects from the last decades of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the end of the First Republic can now be seen in Vienna for the first time.
Tenue correcte exigée: Quand le vêtement fait scandale
Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris
– 23 April 2017
Be it women in trousers, men in skirts, contouches or baggy pants: fashions change. They change according to century, season and place but factors such as origins and religion also play a decisive role. After all, as we know, rules exist to be broken, and in this spirit, the Parisian exhibition “Tenue correcte exigée: Quand le vêtement fait scandale” [Dress codes: when clothing creates scandal] is dedicated to scandal in fashion.
Mut zur Wut
Submission deadline: 30. April 2017
“Mut zur Wut” [Brave the Rage] is the theme of the eponymous poster competition in its eighth year, calling on international participants to portray critical, social, political or personal content using powerful and compelling motifs to express their anger.
German Federal Ecodesign Award. More Than Beautiful
Museum Information Kunst, Ludwigsburg
21 March – 9 April 2017
The touring exhibition “More Than Beautiful” opens today, kicking off with an environmental communication project called “Ecodesign as a contribution to environmentally compatible and material-efficient product design”. The first stop of the exhibition is the Museum Information Kunst (MIK) in Ludwigsburg. In the course of the last year, the works showcased in the exhibition have made it into the final selection for the Federal German Prize for Ecodesign. They exemplify outstanding ideas and solutions for sustainable design and demonstrate how the early implementation of design expertise in product development can lead to well thought-out and environmentally compatible products and concepts
Korea: Design + Poster
The Design Museum, Munich
– 18 June 2017
The Design Museum – Die Neue Sammlung – in Munich presents “Korea: Design + Poster” with about 100 works by 25 graphic artists and studios from Korea, from the 1980s to today. This is the first time an exhibition devoted specifically to this area is being shown in Europe.
The Brutalist Playground
Vitra Design Museum, Weil/Rhein
– 30 April 2017
Brutalism is an architectural style of modernity based on the visibility of materials used. The name is derived from the French term “béton brut” [raw concrete]. The Vitra Design Museum is now extending the exhibition “The Brutalist Playground” until 30 April 2017, and in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), has recreated brutalist playgrounds for young and old alike.
Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris
– 4 June 2017
The German-Jewish fashion photographer, Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969) became world famous through his work for prestigious magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. His portraits in which he portrayed women in strong colours, light and shade, gave his photographs an unmistakable artistic style. Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design, in the heart of Paris, is currently staging a unique exhibition in honour of this photographer.
Nordic Embassies, Berlin
– 20 April 2017
The Felleshus is the cultural and event centre of the five Nordic Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in Berlin. In addition to public exhibitions, the Felleshus is also the venue for readings, concerts, film screenings, lectures, and conferences.
– 9 April 2017
The Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna opened the exhibition “Handicraft. Traditional Skills in the Digital Age” back in December 2016. The exhibition continues until 9 April 2017, where visitors can explore the importance and value of craftsmanship as an integral part of material culture and cultural identity.
The Aram Gallery, London
– 1 April 2017
Why is a stop sign octagonal? Why does a sheet of A4 measure 210 by 297 millimetres? Why does a beer glass have an ugly bulge? The exhibition “No Randomness” takes on such questions to demonstrate that design decisions about everyday products are anything but random.
Bureau Mario Lombardo. The Archive Show
Bureau Mario Lombardo, Berlin
– 23 March 2017
At the turn of the millennium, Mario Lombardo, who was the art director of Spex Magazins für Popkultur at the time, made his breakthrough. Shortly thereafter, he founded his own studio, Bureau Mario Lombardo in Cologne and which he moved to Berlin in 2008. The studio premises in the Kreuzberg area of the city are open to visitors until 23 March 2017 offering a view of the successes and processes involved in his creativity to date.
Crystallized Group Show
Spazio Nobile, Brussels
– 15 April 2017
As a creative consultancy, Pro Materia curates the print and on-line magazine, TL Magazine – True Living of Art and Design, and organises various exhibitions, such as the fourth edition of the Crystallized Group Show. The venue for the first exhibition of the year is the Galerie Spazio Nobile which Pro Materia brought into being and which mainly shows applied art, design and photography.
Salone del Mobile
– 2 April 2017
Under the heading “Perform!”, the 16 edition of the Videonale focuses on central, formal and content-based approaches of video art production. The 43 video presentations by international artists are the result of a worldwide competition.
21 – 22 April 2017
The Forward Festival for creativity, design and communication is embarking on its second round. Once again this year, it is expecting numerous national and international speakers to report on their success stories. These include the designer Eike König, the illustrator Mr. Bingo, the graphic designer Sarah Illenberger and representatives from Slanted Magazin.
31 March – 1 April 2017
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Working in conjunction with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the Forecast Forum is offering an insight into artistic production processes in different genres including architecture, curating, dance, design, music and video art. As an international platform for groundbreaking ideas, Forecast extended the invitation to submit project ideas in the respective disciplines. From more than 450 international applications, the mentors have now selected thirty entrants which they will support in developing their concepts.
Leipzig Book Fair
23 – 26 March 2017
With a long tradition, the Leipzig Book Fair is the second largest book fair in Germany. More than 2,200 national and international exhibitors can be found in the halls of the Leipzig fair this year. In contrast to the Frankfurt Book Fair, it is primarily aimed at the public. Among the approximately 160,000 visitors, the trade fair includes about 45,000 commercial, trade visitors annually, who come to find out and exchange views and information on literature and new publications.