01 October 2014 / DAMnº46
Sarah & Joseph Belknap
Upcoming exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA, 11 October 2014 - 24 February 2015
Sarah and Joseph Belknap move freely between sculpture, photography, video, and performance in their highly inquisitive artistic practice. Reflecting on our place in the cosmos, their work draws inspiration from the history of science, popular imagination, and a personal sense of wonder. For this exhibition, the Belknaps look to the skies overhead and to the ground, whether modelling the cratered surface of the moon or distant exoplanets, or comparing the two largest impact craters on the moon and the earth. On a deeper level, their practice is driven by a restlessly experimental proces..
30 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK, until 26 October.
A radical artist, Malevich cast a long shadow over the history of modern art. This retrospective unites works from collections in Russia, the US, and Europe to tell a fascinating story of revolutionary ideals and the power of art itself. Malevich’s early experiments as a painter led him towards the invention of suprematism, a bold visual language of abstract geometric shapes and stark colours, epitomised by the Black Square, one of the defining works of Modernism. Bringing together paintings, sculptures, theatre, and an unprecedented collection of drawings, the..
29 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Asia Contemporary Art Show
Art fair, Conrad Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Republic of China, 02-05 October 2014
Here one can browse and buy original paintings, limited editions, sculptures, and photographs by some of the world’s most interesting and promising artists – from emerging and mid-career artists to those who have already achieved recognition in private and public collections and at auction. This 5th edition of the show welcomes exhibitors from five continents – China, most parts of Asia, Australia, the Americas, and Europe, and most of the works have never been seen in Hong Kong before. Additionally, international artists are available to meet with collectors and art lovers and to explain what motivates and inspires their work.
28 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Architecture and Design Month New York, USA, October.
31 days / 100+ ways to celebrate design in NYC! This is the fourth edition of Archtober, the annual month-long festival of architecture that features special tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The many participating organisations aim to raise awareness of the important rôle of design in the city and to build a lasting civic and international recognition of the richness of New York's built environment. Special programming every day of the month as well as access to sites and their architects, bring n..
27 September 2014 / DAMnº46
European Biennial of Contemporary Art, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, until 31 October.
Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography. Thus, each Manifesta biennial aims to investigate and reflect on emerging developments in contemporary art, set within a European context. In doing so, local, national, and international audiences are presented with new aspects and forms of artistic expression. Manifesta 10 considers the historical perspective of St. Petersburg’s view to the West, and its extensive relations..
26 September 2014 / DAMnº46
The NY Art Book Fair
MoMA PS1, New York, USA, 26–28 September.
Printed Matter presents the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured nearly 300 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from 26 countries and was attended by more than 27,000 people. Three new editions are being released especially for the occasion, to benefit the Book Fair.
25 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Exhibition, Barbican, London, UK, 25 September 2014 - 11 January 2015.
Constructing Worlds brings together 18 exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day, who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us. From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California and the modern towers of Venezuela, the visitor is invited on a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture. Featuring over 250 works, this exhibition highlights the power of photography to reveal hidden truths in our society.
25 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Beijing design week
Design Week, Citywide, Beijing, China, 26 September - 3 October.
Beijing Design Week is a citywide event co-hosted by the Municipal Government of Beijing, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science & Technology, and Ministry of Culture to promote international and Chinese design. There are seven segments comprising of: Opening Ceremony, Design Awards, Design Market, Smart City, Design Talent, Guest City, and Design Hop, which provide a platform for Chinese and international designers, institutes, and organisations to showcase, exchange, and trade design ideas and concepts.
24 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Architecture & Design Fair, Exhibition Centre, Verona, Italy, 24-27 September.
MAD is the umbrella badge for all initiatives and events seeking to expand the knowledge of stone, from its expressive potential to its part in design projects, from its more technical to its more emotional and artistic aspects. Marmomacc has for many years promoted high-level experimentation and awareness of stone culture in the certainty that this is the right way to meet the needs of an increasingly dynamic market, all the while glimpsing new opportunities for growth. In this context, it’s the ideal medium&nb..
23 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Robert Stadler: Back in 5 min
Design Event, MAK DESIGN SALON #03 MAK Vienna, Austria.
Back in 5 min by Paris-based designer Robert Stadler plays on the easy transformability of the Biedermeier interior by means of light pieces of furniture, which – depending on the situation at hand – can be grouped into functional islands to permit uses such as eating, reading or music-making in the same room. Stadler reinterprets the simple furniture typologies of traditional rustic rooms to create object-groups consisting of ‘working furniture’ like stools and benches, which contrast with the villa’s fundamentally bourgeois and opulent leisure idyll. Thi..
22 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Ming, 50 years that changed China
Exhibition, The British Museum, London, UK, until 5 January 2015.
This major exhibition explores a golden age in China’s history. Between AD 1400 and 1450, China was a global superpower run by one family – the Ming dynasty – who established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City. During this period, Ming China was thoroughly connected with the outside world. Chinese artists absorbed many fascinating influences and created some of the most beautiful objects and paintings ever made. Featured are a range of these spectacular objects – including exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures, an..
21 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Bologna Water Design
Design event, Ospedale dei Bastardini Zola Predosa, Bologna, Italy, 22-27 September.
Taking place at the same time as the CERSAIE fair and for the third year in a row, Water Design Bologna presents an exhibition entirely dedicated to water: new installations and projects target a audience qualified in the sector through a journey of excellence encompassing surfaces and baths, the out-of-doors and food, and project knowledge and sustainability. Unfolding in a space of over 5,000 m2 are projects created by the top companies in the sector, by internationally renowned architects and designers, by a selection of young talent, and by the best Italian design schools
21 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
Exhibition, International Center of Photography, New York, USA, until 11 January 2015.
Genesis is the third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado, following Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000). The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples – raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change. ICP is the first American venue of this momentous exhibition.
20 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Exhibition, The Porter Gallery, V&A, London, UK, until 1 February 2015.
The first exhibition to explore the powerful rôle that objects play in grassroots movements for social change, it demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity. Disobedient Objects showcases collective creativity that defies standard definitions of art and design. The exhibition focuses on the period from the late-1970s to the present, a time that has brought a new cycle of global social struggles and new technologies. An extensive range of objects from all over the world are on display, from Chilean folk art textiles that document political violence, to ..
20 September 2014 / DAMnº46
The Ultimate Capital is the Sun
Exhibition about Metabolism in Contemporary Art, Politics, Philosophy and Science, nGbK, Berlin, Germany, 20 September - 16 November.
The Greek word metabolē originally meant ‘to change’ and, literally, to throw over. In times of worldwide human-made transformations, climate change, and ecological awareness, expanding and exploding the notion of metabolism seems to be crucial to understanding present and future politics. The exhibition investigates the understanding of ‘metabolism’ in contemporary art, in dialogue with philosophical and scientific research beyond Eurocentric rationalisation. Biological metabolism is a process that constitutes living beings in continuous exchange with their environment. Bringing together artists, philosophers, scientists and curators, various grounds of metabolism are explored, with no desire to establish a centre of gravity.
19 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Georg Baselitz – Back then, in between, and today
Exhibition, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 19 September 2014 - 1 February 2015.
The critical reflection of his own work against a new temporal background has always been a defining feature in the art of Georg Baselitz. In the past decade, the interpretation of programmatic works has assumed a more dominant rôle. Baselitz appropriates the significant features of the original versions using a very different formal approach. The previous effect of the powerful ductus of saturated opaque paint opposes the lucid transparency of paint drippings in the Remix series, which seem to liquefy the motifs and graphically dissolve them. The ease of this approach liberates t..
19 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Elmgreen & Dragset - Biography
Exhibition, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 September 2014 - 04 January 2015.
The entire ground floor of the museum has been remodeled for this exhibition, altering the way visitors and staff interact with the space. Featured are over 50 works from the artist duo’s nearly 20-year career, with some of their best known works shown alongside new, site-specific commissions, including Welcome, a full scale Airstream caravan crushed by a giant Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Also on show for the first time is a smaller bronze sculpture depicting a Rolex watch; called The Achievement, it has been re-cast using bronze from the artists’ own Eckersberg Medal, one of..
18 September 2014 / DAMnº46
BIO 50, 24th Biennial of Design
Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana, Slovenia, 18 September - 7 December.
On its 50th anniversary, BIO embraces this opportunity to build upon its own tradition and history, advancing into an experimental, collaborative territory where design is employed and implemented as a tool to question and transform ideas about industrial production, public and private space, and pre-established systems and networks. Engaging designers and multidisciplinary agents from Slovenia and abroad, BIO 50 has created 11 teams to work on a wide and comprehensive range of topics that resonate with local and global demands. Team mentors guide participants in the creation of one or more projects that are developed and implemented during the Biennial.
18 September 2014 / DAMnº46
Designers in Residence
Exhibition, Design Museum London, UK, until 8 March 2015.
This annual exhibition, which celebrates new and emerging design talent, features designers selected by a distinguished panel. This year’s theme is ‘disruption’, a term whose meaning is dependent on the context. Conventionally considered a bad thing – difficult pupils, bad neighbours, ill-considered town planning – it is now the most sought-after quality in a new product, having completely overtaken the previously well regarded term ‘sustainable’, and its slightly more current synonym, resilient. Disruptive innovation interrupts established ways of thinking, diverges from traditional practices, and proposes new, unexpected ideas. Here, the multiple possibilities expressed by the concept of disruption and the disruptive have been reflected upon and explored.
17 September 2014 / DAMnº46
100 Percent Design
Design fair, Earl’s Court, London, UK, 17-20 September.
100% Design occupies a special place in the UK design industry's heart. First staged in 1995 inside a tent off the Kings Road, the show has gone on to become the benchmark event for the promotion of design products and activities in London. Through different editions, 100% Design has continued to excel, easily outsizing any other design event in the country. Now, for the 20th edition, the mood is both celebratory and resolutely fixed on the future, when it will continue its traditional rôle to support design in the UK and beyond as it continues to define London's design agenda.