Tate Modern, London
– 26 October 2014
Kasimir Malevich’s “Black Square on White Ground” was an important milestone along the road to Modernism. The artist is now receiving his first retrospective in Europe. Until the end of October the Tate Modern is displaying drawings and paintings that illustrate the artist’s entire creative period and the stylistic phases of his work.
EIdee. Competition for the digital handshake
Submission deadline: 15 September 2014
Protecting our personal data in the digital world has never been so apposite as it is today. The German Bundesdruckerei looks after our identity security in electronic processes such as the on-line function for our identity cards. The third Eldee competition is looking for innovating ideas for the identity management of the future.
Food Revolution 5.019.05.2017 – 29.10.2017
Riposte N° 2
Unlike many “women’s magazines”, the topics covered in Riposte are not limited to fashion, beauty and celebrities. The cover slogan, “A Smart Magazine for Women”, states the intention quite clearly. The word “riposte” comes from French, and means “repartee”, among other things. The first issue of the magazine was published late last year, and a second is now out.
from 8 July
The architectural practices of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bruno Taut and Ferdinand Kramer were pioneers of modern architecture on the Weißenhof estate in Stuttgart in 1927. On 8 July 2014, they obtained a neighbour who is on a par with them. The B10 Aktivhaus, designed by the architect Werner Sobek, produces twice its own energy requirements from sustainable sources by drawing on a combination of innovative materials, constructions and technologies. The excess supplies the neighbouring Weißenhofmuseum and also two electric cars.
Kollegialität und Kontroverse
Brtnice, Czech Republic
– 26 October 2014
Josef Hoffmann studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and after his graduation in 1896 was a pupil of Otto Wagner in his studio. The Josef Hoffmann Museum, his parents’ former home and later the architect’s summer home, presents the life and work of the man and his fellow student colleagues, Joseph Maria Olbrich and Leopold Bauer, who were influenced by Otto Wagner’s school, in the context of Moravian modernism.
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Zollverein heritage site, Essen
– 4 September 2014
Artists’ takes on topics such as renewable forms of energy, climate change, recycling, upcycling and sustainable development are currently on display in Essen, in the grounds of the Zollverein heritage site. “Zur Nachahmung empfohlen! presents artistic practices that combine experience and working methods used in environmental initiatives with the approaches of the artists, providing a space for the artists to present their own take on environmental topics such as renewable forms of energy, climate change, recycling, upcycling and sustainable development,” says the curator, Adrienne Goehler. Since 2010 this exhibition has travelled all over the world, and over 50 international exhibits from the fields of art, science, film and architecture have been on display since 18 June in Essen.
25 July – 9 November 2014
In his series of photographs depicting the poverty and misery of American farm workers during the economic crisis of the 1930s, Walker Evans documented the lives of different farming families in the rural south of the USA. These austere black and white photographs of the interiors of homes and empty factory buildings are exhibited as part of the Berliner Festspiele.
University of the Arts, Berlin
28 July – 1 August 2014
The “Next Industrial Revolution” has greatly changed the work of designers. Digital manufacturing processes and open design influence the design process from conception to distribution and production. A 5-day interdisciplinary workshop at the Berlin Summer University of the Arts will explore this subject and uncover the new challenges and opportunities that it represents.
Design Museum, Helsinki
– 21 September 2014
The artist Daan Roosegaarde explores the relationship between people, technology and space from his studios in Shanghai and the Netherlands, in collaboration with designers and engineers. The most internationally renowned projects to be carried out as part of the “interactive design laboratory for art, fashion and architecture” are Dune, Intimacy und Smart Highway.
No Name Design
Triennale Design Museum, Milan
– 14 September 2014
He may be renowned for his work as a designer and lecturer, but Franco Clivio is also passionate about searching out items that are part of our everyday lives, but which tend to pass under the radar. The resulting collection of apparently commonplace and anonymously designed everyday objects, compiled over several decades, is currently on display in Milan.
Design for Well-Being Award
Submission deadline: 28 July 2014
In view of rapidly increasing urbanisation throughout the world and the consequences for the health of city dwellers, the Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC), Hong Kong Chapter, is launching its first award for the Design of Well-Being to honour and promote creative solutions for healthy lifestyles in an urban context.
Jeff Koons. A Retrospective
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
27 June – 19 October 2014
In 2015 the Whitney Museum is relocating to the Meatpacking District. It is marking its departure from the Marcel Breuer Building, which has housed its exhibition spaces since 1966, with a new show: the very first retrospective of the work of Jeff Koons, featuring his creative output from 1978 up until the present day.
rbb Fernsehzentrum, Berlin
Hall 2.2, Stand 103 at the IFA, Berlin
14 August – 14 September 2014
Thanks to modern technology, we are familiar with media in HD. The images that surround us every day are mostly sharp, vivid and at high resolution. Teletext art stands out amid this perfection – and that’s what makes it so appealing. Works by artists who play with the rough, pixellated aesthetic of video text are exhibited at the International Teletext Art Festival.
Closing date: 21 July 2014
Digital image editing, visual effects and animation are now an integral part of our everyday lives, and form a key part of the work of film-makers, advertisers, app designers, games developers and digital artists all over the world. This year, the 18th Animago Award is honouring work from the fields of 3D, visual effects and interactive media. The award ceremony will take place on 16 October as part of the Animago Conference.
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
27 June – 12 October 2014
What would we know about the stars and starlets of this world without the paparazzi, who photograph them constantly and shamelessly? Probably nothing. This exhibition, organised by the Centre Pompidou-Metz in conjunction with the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt first explores the artistic and sociological aspects of the phenomenon of the paparazzo and turns the spotlight not only on the photographed stars but on the photographers themselves. It also examines the influences of the paparazzi’s photographs on visual art and fashion photography.
Animotion Days 2014
9–12 July 2014
Bau, Centro Universitario de Diseño de Barcelona
Surreal landscapes for music videos, grotesque creatures for Hollywood productions and multimedia stage installations – the experts who are coming together at this year’s Animotion Days in Barcelona use animation to create fantastical worlds. Together with the students and teachers at the Bau, they offer an insight into their work through master classes, seminars and conferences.
DAM Architectural Book Award 2014
Frankfurt am Main
Submission deadline: 18 August - 12 September 2014
“Even in the age of growing competition by new media and communication options, architecture books continue to be at the centre of conveying architecture.” - Staying true to this thought, the Deutsche Architekturmuseum has, in conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair, announced the 6th DAM Architectural Book Award aimed at art and architecture book publishers throughout the world.
Indiecon. Interview with Malte Brenneisen and Urs Spindler
5 - 6 September 2014
Since doing their master’s theses at the University of Hamburg, Malte Benneisen and Urs Spindler have been busy with the topic of independent magazines. A blog evolved as part of their finals project in which they collected independently published magazines with very different focuses in terms of content. In the meantime, an archive has developed that includes over 100 German-language publications. In September, they are launching a festival for the first time that is dedicated to the area of indie magazines. Indiecon will offer panel discussions, workshops and, of course, lots of exciting presentations. The following people will be involved: Gabriele Fischer (brand eins), Oliver Gehrs (Dummy), Kai Brach (Offscreen), Josephine Götz (Päng! Magazin), Dirk Mönkemöller (The Weekender) and Steven Watson (Stack Magazines). We will be there as well and present form. We spoke with the two event organisers about their work and the upcoming conference.
Close and Far
22 Calvert Avenue, London
– 17 August 2014
Russia has an immense geographical and ethnic diversity. And this was the reason for the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, to send Sergei Prodkudin-Gorsky, who is now considered to be a pioneer of colour photography, on a journey to document the country photographically. In Russian Photography Now, his colour photographs of pre-revolutionary Russia are exhibited alongside video installations and photographs by the new generation of Russian photographers and video artists of the 21st century.
Captcha Design Festival
2 – 9 August 2014
“Befreiung der Schrift” [liberating fonts] is the theme of the design festival organised for the first time by the students at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. Using an exhibition, a symposium and various workshops, different routes are explored as to how typography can be re-interpreted independently of rules and traditions.
Tech Open Air
Alte Teppichfabrik, Berlin
16 – 17 July 2014
Half conference - half festival; this is the idea behind the annual Tech Open Air that will be launched for the third time in its history in the middle of July 2014. Creatives and visionaries in the areas of technology, art, music and science will be meeting to exchange ideas and to network.
Design Prize Rheinland-Pfalz 2014. Communication design
Submission deadline: 11 July 2014
Where are communication and media design headed? The Design Prize Rhineland-Pfalz 2014 is asking this question in view of the general growth of information and communication technologies in our society. The Ministry for Finance, Climate Protection, Energy and Planning for Rheinland-Pfalz is launching its annual competition which in alternate years is always aimed at product and communication design.
James Dyson Award
Submission deadline: 7 August 2014
For the 10th year, the James Dyson Foundation will be awarding this eponymous, generously sponsored award to help young designers and engineers make solutions to problems of our age become a reality: “A bright idea is just the start. Developing and commercialising patentable technology is the hard part. We must encourage and financially support young engineers to solve the problems of today – and tomorrow. I’m looking for people that don’t just have a brilliant idea, but also the burning desire to make it a reality.”, says James Dyson.
The London Illustration Fair
5 – 6 July 2014
Hoxton Arches, London
The London Illustration Fair is presenting talented people on the British and European illustration scene for the second time. This year’s theme is Tropicana. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the work of illustrators with established agencies, young start-ups and charitable organisations at the stands, buy items in the pop-up shop, ask questions at a portfolio review or meet people at the Brazilian barbecue.
Tendence Talents 2014. Modern Crafts
30 August – 2 September 2014
The Talents programme at the Messe Frankfurt offers young designers the opportunity to exhibit their work in a presentation area free of charge right in the centre of the premium halls. The theme for Talents at this year’s Tendence, one of the world’s largest consumer goods fairs, is Modern Crafts. Nineteen contributors will be displaying works made of wood, glass, ceramics and textiles.
– 12 December 2014
Until 1914 - with the outbreak of the First World War - industrialisation experienced rapid development in speed, mobility and production. The advertisements and publicity that originated at that time and that are characterised by a new understanding of the art of the avantgarde – manifestos, magazines and photographs, as well as artists’ private letters – are currently on display in a themed two-part exhibition in Berlin.
Finding Vivian Maier
Cinema release in Germany: 26 June 2014
A foreclosure auction in Chicago, a young estate agent on the look-out for historic town photographs and a chest full of unseen negatives - this is how Vivian Maier’s photography was discovered. Today, seven years later, her work is lauded by critics and the public alike, has been exhibited internationally and already documented in several publications. The film, Finding Vivian Maier, describes this unusual story.
Submission deadline: 1 August 2014
The aim of the Wiener Werkstätten, a network of visual artists and industrialists, that produced everyday objects, jewellery and furniture between 1903 and 1932, was to unite all areas of a person’s life in one overall work of art. The KAPO Möbelwerkstätten are pursuing this goal of being full furnishers in their brand of Neue Wiener Werkstätten (NWW). They are on the look-out for trends and creative potential by announcing the second NWW Award.
Seminar. Are You Protecting Your Designs?
2 July 2014
Designing something new is expensive. And protecting its financial value is often neglected for reasons of carelessness or a lack of knowledge of the subject. The seminar “Are You Protecting Your Designs? How to use IP law to protect and enforce your ideas and designs” given by the law firm D Young & Co offers the opportunity to close this gap.
Ouput Award 2014.Grand Prix
Stefan Wagner: Generating Utopia
FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt, 2013
With its international competition the Output foundation is searching for young talents in different areas of design. Each year, up to 1,000 students from more than 30 countries submit their best work. New this year: In addition to the grand prize, an audience prize will also be awarded. Before the end of August, you can go to our website (form.de/en/output-audience-award) to select your favourite out of the ten distinctions. The jury has already awarded Stefan Wagner (Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences) with the Grand Prix for his submission “Generating Utopia”, a real-time visualization of location-based data from the social network Foursquare. The physical dimensions of the user data (“utopias”, because everyone presents themselves as they would like to be seen) are translated into topological transformations of the users’ whereabouts, thus making the users’ behaviour an interactive experience.
Christian Schlager, Sebastian Rumpl: Austrian Cultural Poster Generator
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, 2013
The “Austrian Cultural Poster Generator” allows the user to design posters with Austrian references via a three-step navigation process on a website-like plat- form. Images, texts and designs from the fields of art, design, literature, science, sports, politics, entertainment and news- headlines are combined to create posters that trigger discussions, ask questions and raise awareness.
Turn Design Conference. Shaping orientation
27 June 2014
Halle 27, Munich
Working with the Kochan & Partner agency, Typografische Gesellschaft München (tgm) has put together a wide-ranging programme for a summer of design in Munich. The first event will be the Turn Design Conference at which international speakers will talk on “shaping orientation.” We will provide information about further events in the next few days.
Matthias Christ:Where Vision Gets Built
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, 2013
The narrative page sequence, the structure of the chapters and the index of the book “Where Vision Gets Built” decontextualize and simultaneously reinterpret 240 questions, aphorisms and advice – all advertising slogans from the world of finance. “Where Vision Gets Built” was, tragicomically, the advertising slogan of Lehman Brothers. The book is thus both an ambivalent collection of wisdom and a rhetorical inventory of the financial crisis.
Annual Multimedia 2015
Registration deadline: 4 August 2014
The Annual Multimedia Award offered by the Walhalla Metropolitan publishing house has been running once again since May. Creatives from the digital sector are invited to submit their work and to be compared on a national scale. The winners can look forward to being included in the yearbook.
Javier Lloret: Puzzle Facade
Kunstuniversität Linz, 2013
“Puzzle Facade” transfers what is known as Rubik’s Cube to urban space. The facade of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz is turned into a giant Rubik’s Cube and invites passers-by to solve the puzzle through a specially designed interactive interface. The coloured surfaces on the facade change depending on how the interface is orientated and modified.The puzzle is made all the more difficult because only two sides of the facade can be viewed simultaneously due to the size and location of the building.
Covers and More. Illustrations by Wieslaw Smetek
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
9 May - 17 August 2014
Ironic, provocative and recognisable at first sight - Wieslaw Smetek’s cover designs have been shaping the German media landscape for 20 years now. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg is now dedicating a solo exhibition to his work for major journals and magazines for the first time.
Julinka Ebhardt, Francesco Tacchini, Will Yates-Johnson: Space Replay
Royal College of Art London, 2014
The final prototype of the “Space Replay” project weighs just 120g and consists of a helium-filled balloon with a battery-powered Arduino inside, paired with an Adafruit Wave Shield that constantly records and reproduces ambient sounds. During its flight, the “Space Replay” explores and manipulates the background noise in public passageways by reproducing a “delayed echo of human activity”.
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25 June - 5 October 2014
Doing justice to an eminent authority on museum architecture and exhibition design in a solo show is certainly a huge challenge. But MAK Vienna has taken up the gauntlet and is showing the wide-ranging work by the all-round artist, Hans Hollein, on the occasion of the artist’s 80th birthday, which he unfortunately did not live to see.