Le Bal, Paris
– 11 December 2016
Provoke, the short-lived, yet nonetheless influential Japanese magazine, pinpointed the heart of contemporary happenings on Japan’s art scene and in society in just three issues in 1968 and 1969. For the first time, the magazine, regarded as one of the greatest achievements in world photography, is put under the spotlight together with its creators in an exhibition running until 11 December 2016 in Le Bal in Paris.
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Entenhausen >>>> Oberhausen
Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen
– 15 January 2017
Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and the other inhabitants of Duckburg accompanied generations of people throughout their childhood. Whilst the name of Walt Disney, the American film producer, and his empire are probably associated in most people’s minds with these characters, the artists who drew the animations are shadowy figures. In the Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen, the old masters and the current artists of the comic strips are under the spotlight in the exhibition entitled “Entenhausen >>>> Oberhausen”
Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana (SVN)
– 29 October 2017
The new “Common Places” exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana showcases a commissioned project carried out by the Chilean-French architectural office Plan Común, in conjunction with the Portuguese landscape architect Tiago Torres-Campos. The exhibition is made up of a series of brick constructions scattered across the district of Nove Fužine, in which the museum is located.
Animago Conference 2016
27 – 28 October 2016
Animations and visual effects form an essential component of digital media production today. The programme for this year’s Animago Conference, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, includes numerous speakers in addition to the Animago Award ceremony and a specialised exhibition. The conference, held in Munich, welcomes international trade visitors and film and media professionals to its new location in the cultural centre Gasteig in Munich to benefit from keynote speeches, presentations and workshops.
Maatwerk \ Maßarbeit
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
8 October 2016 – 12 February 2017
Whilst Dutch architecture regularly attracts international attention, the development of Flemish architecture takes place out of the limelight. To mark the guest appearances of Flanders and the Netherlands at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum is dedicating an exhibition to the Low Countries’ architectural scene and its current developments.
By the People: Designing a Better America
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
– 26 February 2017
“By the People: Designing a Better America” is the third exhibition about humanitarian design to be presented by the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York.
– 29 January 2017
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
The Lamy 2000 fountain pen, created by the industrial designer Gerd Alfred Müller between 1963 and 1966, helped the Lamy company to make its breakthrough. Since then, the writing instrument has been a constant companion for generations of people and continues to be one of the company’s best-selling items. To mark the pen’s 50th anniversary, the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt is holding the exhibition “Thinking Tools. Design as Process: On the Creation of Writing Tools”.
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
19 October 2016 – 19 February 2017
Modularity, the greatest possible freedom of movement and lightness are always at the centre of the objects created by Patrycja Domanska. The “Applied Arts. Now” exhibition series provides an insight into this young designer’s working methods in the “Stimuli” exhibition, starting from her inspiration to the finished object.
Creative Paper Conference
27 – 28 October 2016
Alte Kongresshalle, Munich
The sixth edition of the Creative Paper Conference invites participants to its event in the Alte Kongresshalle in Munich. Exhibitors will be presenting their latest products under the slogan “Inspiration zum Anfassen” (Tactile Inspiration) whilst in lectures various views on the theme of paper will be examined.
Dundee Design Challenge
Submission deadline: 28 November 2016, 5 pm
The UNESCO “Creative Cities” programme links cities around the world with the purpose of exchanging experiences, strategies and ideas in the area of contemporary art and culture. Since 2014, the Scottish town of Dundee has also been a part of this network and, as a UNESCO City of Design, has undertaken to use design as a medium to solve problems and improve society. As part of the “Dundee Design Challenge” competition, the city is calling for solutions to a problem that exists around the world: homelessness.
Dutch Design Week
22 – 30 October 2016
Every year, as part of Dutch Design Week (DDW), the city of Eindhoven invites visitors to one of northern Europe’s largest design events where work and ideas from over 2,500 Dutch and international designers are presented to the public. The DDW opens its doors at over 100 locations where visitors can participate in a varied programme of exhibitions, readings, award ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.
form Nº 268. Work
It is an unavoidable fact of today’s economic system: those who are not independently wealthy have to pursue gainful employment in order to earn a living. Performance and time at work are exchanged for money. A whole range of circumstances determine whether the individual finds this relationship fulfilling or frustrating. The Focus section of form 268 looks at these conditions, highlighting the vital role of design.
5 – 6 November 2016
Every two years, Designers’ Saturday is an occasion for the Swiss creative scene to gather in the town of Langenthal and to put it under the spotlight by staging exhibitions, award ceremonies and events. And this year is no exception. Once again, the area in and around Langenthal will become an international and interactive communication platform for companies, designers and architects.
Frankfurt Book Fair
19 – 23 October 2016
More than 275,000 visitors and 7,100 exhibitors from over a hundred countries – this was the final balance of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. Once again this year, the fair will continue its more than 500-year-old tradition and open its doors to the international book and media world.
17 – 19 November 2016
In November Raumwelten will be back for the fifth time to highlight the interfaces between scenography, architecture and the media. This year’s event will take place under the slogan “Let’s Go Public!” and will provide up-to-date information and inspiration through a three-day programme of talks, short presentations and workshops.
14 – 23 October 2016
Every year, Illustrative, the art festival that has been running since 2006, organises a series of exhibitions, presentations and events around the themes of conceptual illustrative art, animation, contemporary drawing, illustrated objects and scenic illustrations. This year, the organisers are also presenting the latest trends and together with over 100 German and international artists invite visitors to view the world of illustration and graphics.
Dubai Design Week
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
24 – 29 October 2016
Dubai Design Week, launched and managed by the Art Dubai Group in 2015, is back for its second time this year. For six days the largest city in the United Arab Emirates will be transformed into an arena for design, providing an insight into the UAE’s growing creative scene.
3rd Kurt Schwitters Symposium on Design Theory
13 – 14 October 2016
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover
For a long time, design served to purely embellish goods and products and as a medium of the latest trends, but now there are the stirrings of new critical self-awareness that wants to be involved in both political and social processes. The Third Kurt Schwitters Symposium on Design Theory at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover examines this phenomenon of resistant design, and discusses its role, function and possibilities under the main theme of “Resistant Practices. Design as an Orientation Strategy”.
Month of Design Ljubljana
18 October - 18 November 2016
The Month of Design Ljubljana is an annual festival that is inviting visitors once again to participate in a series of exhibitions, award ceremonies and events in Slovenia’s capital city. For a month, south-east Europe’s biggest creative and design festival for the creative industries offers a platform for information and exchanging ideas around the theme of design.
Futura. Die Schrift
3 November 2016 – 30 April 2017
Futura, the font designed by Paul Renner, has experienced great success since its conception and its modernity and popularity has not diminished after a good 90 years. In “Futura. Die Schrift” [Futura. The Font] the Gutenberg-Museum in Mainz is dedicating an exhibition to the font and its secret of success.
Here and Now
The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford
1 October 2016 – 15 January 2017
The art of tapestry, which is closely related to weaving, is widely believed to be long dead. In fact, it has been enjoying something of a renaissance over recent years. The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford is now revealing this new resurgence in its exhibition “Here and Now”.
Łódź Design Festival
13 – 23 October 2016
The Łódź Design Festival brings industrial, graphic and fashion designers as well as architects and artists together to Poland every year. To mark its tenth edition, “Identity” is the main theme taken to welcome visitors to Łódź, the country’s third-largest city.
Biennale Interieur 2016
Kortrijk Xpo, Kortrijk
14 – 23 October 2016
The Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and offers visitors insights into the latest innovations and the future of living.
Nachwuchspreis Neue Medien
Submission deadline: 16 October 2016
In the past five years there have been 437 entries for and 12 winners of the Nachwuchspreis Neue Medien [young talents prize new media]. The competition, organised by the Social Media Aachen and Westwerk agencies, is aimed at promoting young talents and supporting their introduction to the digital sector.
Pina Bausch and the Tanztheater
– 9 January 2017
Pina Bausch, who passed away in 2009, was a pioneer of modern dance theatre and one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century. Until 9 January 2017, the Martin-Gropius-Bau is holding a retrospective dedicated to the dancer and her work.
Design Week Mexico
5 – 9 October 2016
Design Week Mexico was first launched in 2009 with the aim of promoting creativity and design as a driving force for social change. Since then it has evolved into the country’s foremost platform for design and architecture. This year it is back with a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, activities, panel discussions and installations.
12 – 23 October 2016
The annual Design Manchester festival is back again this year to transform this city in England’s northwest into a design metropolis. With talks, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, a design fair and parties, all under the slogan of “Design City”, the festival is bound to make a splash.
19 – 26 October 2016
K in Düsseldorf is an international trade fair for plastics, rubber, polymer processing and plastics manufacturing, and is among the leading global trade fairs for the industry. The event, which takes place every three years, is back this October with 3,100 exhibitors from Germany and abroad, all housed in the halls of Düsseldorf’s trade fair grounds.
Under Arms. Fire & Forget 2
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
– 26 March 2017
Whether they’re used to instil public order, out of sheer violence, for personal safety reasons or as a piece of sporting or work equipment, weapons are ubiquitous in our society. The exhibition “Under Arms. Fire & Forget 2” features exhibits from the spheres of fashion, design, the media and art that seek to exploit the emotions that weapons can provoke.
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden
– 1 November 2016
In many cultures people traditionally gather together to share food and talk to one another. This is the focus of the “Creative Collisions” exhibition at the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Dresden, which examines this practice in a creative and experimental new way.
EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography
Amerika Haus, Berlin
29 September – 31 October 2016
During this year’s EMOP Berlin–European Month of Photography, Germany’s biggest photography festival, museums, cultural institutions, galleries, project spaces, embassies and photography schools in Berlin and Potsdam will cover the whole gamut of historical and contemporary photography over the course of a month. The opening days of the Month of Photography will feature a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops, book days, readings and screenings.
29 September – 2 October 2016
Eleven years ago, the City of Hamburg was named “Germany’s comic capital” by the feuilleton, inspiring a group of event organisers to launch the Comicfestival Hamburg. This year the Comicfestival will celebrate its tenth anniversary, offering a range of comic-related exhibitions and workshops.
imm Pure Talents Contest
Closing date: 30 September 2016
In the past, the internationally renowned Pure Talents Contest has been a springboard for the careers of many young designers. Many of the 395 products presented to date as part of the competition were quickly snapped up for the collections of well-known manufacturers. This is the 14th year that the furnishings fair, imm Cologne, has held the competition and is calling for students and graduates to participate.
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
– 20 August 2017
Trainers instead of work shoes and jogging pants in place of tailored business suits: clothes that were originally designed for the gym are now taking over the office. Meanwhile, the top couturiers are now busying themselves designing sportswear. The “Sports/No Sports” exhibition, currently on at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, examines these phenomena and their wider context.
Saudi Design Week
Al Faisaliah at Durrat Al-Riyadh Resort, Riyadh
6 – 9 October 2016
For the third year in a row, Saudi Design Week will feature a range of exhibitions, workshops, design forums and activities in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, with the aim of raising the profile of design and supporting young talents from the region.
Dream Out Loud
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
– 1 January 2017
The Stedelijk Museum is currently showing “Dream Out Loud”, a group exhibition that examines social design, a field that is gaining increasing prominence.