Kiki van Eijk has been invited, together with Joost van Bleiswijk, to exhibit an overview of their works for the re-opening of Het Noordbrabants Museum in
‘s-Hertogenbosch. The exhibition, designed by Kiki and Joost themselves, will show their individual artistic evolution as well as their joined evolution: Co-evolution.
The exhibition consists of 80 masterpieces from the first ten years of the careers of the designer duo. In the form of a timeline Kiki’s work will be on display, starting with her first design the “Kiki carpet”, which signifies the beginning of her international career, up to her miniature decors for La Montre Hermès from 2013.
Re-Imagine, is a unique collaboration between Nina Tolstrup and fashion brand Marc by Marc Jacobs 18th – 21st May 2013 Marc by Marc Jacobs, 403 Bleecker Street, New York
Re-Imagine is a project born out of understanding of the importance of resourcefulness. It builds upon Nina Tolstrup’s core interests in usefulness and re-using the existing and speaks of her ability to see the potential in the overlooked and forgotten.As with her previous design production, there is a message contained in the Re-Imagine series.
The YELLOW OBJECT by Anna Borgman and Candy Lenk is a bit mysterious and seems floating in the air. It carries a kind of architectural miniaturization inside. The object reacts on the human body. It closes if somebody approaches and it opens when it’s left alone. The object is a sculptural intermediary between the real space around the object – an area of action and movement – and the space of miniaturization inside – a space of projection and a space to immerse oneself into.-
The exhibition project hosted at Triennale design museum in Milan this year and designed by Riccardo Giovanetti, relies on the basic idea of providing visitors with a different and innovative way of displaying projects within the context of the show.
Exhibitions presenting a set of drawings or graphical works are usually organized into a set of images displayed on the internal surface of the exposition area, so that the visitor can watch standing in front of it. Otherwise, in this case the idea is that of overturning the traditional relationship between the visitor and the showcased image: the latter in fact is no more hung to a wall, but is placed on the ground.
London Riots and Fast Food Referenced in Exhibition of Seven Deadly Sins by Barnaby Barford at David Gill Galleries
David Gill Galleries announces new show of sculptures by Barnaby Barford entitled Seven Deadly Sins in February 2013. Known for his controversial re-modelling of traditional ceramic figurines, British artist, Barnaby Barford, has moved onto a new form of ceramic subversion with his latest project, The Seven Deadly Sins, which will be on show at David Gill Gallery in London from 27 February – 12 April 2013.
Each of the seven ‘sins’ takes the form of a mirror. Human in scale, there is nothing modest about these works which have been created to reflect the viewer in full length, challenging perception in terms of form and message.
The initial response is to marvel at their beauty and delight at the intricate detail which has gone into the construction of each piece. Each sculptural wall piece conveys Barford’s interpretation of sin: Pride, Avarice, Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Sloth and Wrath.
However, when seen close up, the visual message can be shocking. Each mirror features clusters of filigree flowers and foliage made of porcelain or ceramic, some bearing the patina of images loaded with emotional, sometimes distasteful, messages. For example, Gluttony carries images of fast food and takeaway menus, Envy uses photographs of the London riots in the summer of 2011 and Lust shows clusters of flowers bearing the faces of porn stars. Read More…
Submergence is the latest project by Squidsoup Studio sawn at Galleri ROM, Oslo, Norway. The installation explores immersion and interaction within volumetric light based visuals created through 8,064 individual points of light. Watch the video after jump!
On Space Time Foam is a plastic installation by artist Tomas Saraceno that allows people to walk inside the clear plastic film floating on the air.The structure is “composed of three levels of clear film” that hopefully won’t tear. The plastic has a surface area of nearly 13,000 square feet. Visitors can access the installation either from above, to navigate it themselves, or from below, to watch as people seemingly float in mid-air.
On Space Time Foam art installation is open until February 3, 2013.
21 Swings is a recent project created by Canadian design collective; Daily Tous Les Jours, known for their wide variety of interactive public installations and experiences.
The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately. The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation. The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre. A traveling version of the project is currently being made for these collective moments to spread around the world.
Rain room installation realized by Random International take place at the Barbican in london. The installations covers 100 square metres and lets people control the weather. When the 2,500 litres of water are falling at 1,000 litres per minute, sensors captures your movement and protects you from getting wet while you walking into walking in the rain.
The installationin is running at the Barbican in London from 4 October until 3 March 2013.
The world is rapidly changing. New, developing countries are coming into the limelight of industrial production, bringing along with them a new way of conceiving design jointly with likewise unusual organisational models. In emerging countries a new entrepreneurial orientation is slowly but steadily arising, directing the trend of industrial production towards the idea of innovative and actually recognisable products.
FiloSofia is an exposition that stages exactly this kind of continuous evolution under way, telling the genesis of the projects being born within Russian Sofia, one of Europe’s leading firms in doors and sliding systems manufacturing.
With FiloSofia exhibition, La Triennale di Milano and Material ConneXion, provide, for the first time in their history, with an in-depth analysis of the reality of a company originating from a world far from the settled western design establishment, that represents the paradigm of an ever-changing situation in which new Nations and cultures have been facing the scenario of contemporary design as protagonists. Read More…
Paul Nicklen (Canada)/2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The winners of the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 have been announced. In total 48,000 images were submitted from 98 different countries to a panel of judges, who then had the strenuous task of whittling these down to a final 100 for the exhibition. The coveted title of Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year was awarded to Paul Nicklen from Canada for his image of emperor penguins on a frozen area of the Ross Sea, Antarctica. An exhibition of winning photos is running at the Natural History Museum in London featuring 100 images.
Jasper Doest / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 Read More…
Izabela Boloz Studio in collaboration with Kasia Zareba have created ‘Waiting Spot,’ an outdoor installation to mark the waiting area for Mini Design Rides – free taxis cruising around the city of Eindhoven during the Dutch Design Week.
Blue tire tracks emerge out of this field of colour as if a car drove through fresh paint. By using these two elements only, the designers guide visitors towards the spot and intuitively mark the waiting area. Read More…
Ventura Interieur is a cutting edge exhibition platform with individual designers, design collectives, design councils, academies and universities as well as new brands on multiple locations within the Biennale INTERIEUR 2012. Ventura Interieur will host around 70 different creator in the historical and cultural heart of the city Kortrijk, Belgium. On pictures below, some photos of some exciting projects.
The fantastic CLOUD installation conceived by artist Caitlind r.c. Brown is made from 1,000 working lightbulbs on pullchains and an additional 5,000 made from donated burnt out lights donated by the public. The installation is a large scale interactive installation that appeared as part of Nuit Blanche in Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Viewers can turn the bulbs on and off using pull strings that hang from the sculpture, creating a flickering effect.
Often when we walk in the street, there are abandoned houses that dot our streets. The artist Mike Hewson, touched by these key areas, has created an optical illusion covering the windows and showing through lives of these phantom places. Read More…
Its 47th edition, the International Trade Fair for Stone, Design and Technologies scheduled Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 September 2012 once again ranks as leading event in sustaining the marble system on the world market in order to promote development of products and technologies and become an increasingly qualified cultural workshop for world-wide trends in stone construction and design.
For that occasion Zaha Hadid has developed in collaboration with italian company Citco each one is a sculptural marble piece. Read More…
RedBall Project, is a traveling public art project that has taken place in Abu Dhabi, Taipei, Perth, England, Barcelona, St. Louis, Korea, Portland, Sydney, Arizona, Chicago,Toronto, and London. Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us. On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it.