21 June 2013
How to communicate in a world where 'sharing', 'liking' and 'retweeting' are bon ton? How to adjust your communication to this reality? Are the current business models in the fashion industry sustainable? How do fashion desingers stay innovative every six months? How to position yourself as an individual designer surrounded by big brands which every six weeks come up with new collections and ideas? What is the right balance between creative and management skills? What's next after the flagship, concept and pop-up stores - is online 'the new black'? Th..
20 June 2013 by Jodie Hruby
Bike expo at the MAK
Our upcoming issue rather raves about the bicycle. Devoted to urbanism and mobility, DAMn°39 has many-a good thing to say about the two-wheeler as a contemporary form of city transport. Which is why we are keen to direct your attention to an exhibition at the MAK. It happens to be the Viennese Year of the Bicycle, and TOUR DU MONDE. Bicycle Stories takes it upon itself to utilise iconic bikes from the 20th and 21st centuries, in a sincere quest to reveal the quality and diversity of design involved in this classic mode of transportation. Bicycle Stories is in the exhibition hal..
19 June 2013 by Ron Arad
Design Museum Holon, Israel
Artist, designer and architect Ron Arad returns to Design Museum Holon with In Reverse, three years after the opening of the iconic building which he designed himself. In Reverse focuses on three decades of Ron Arad’s work in metal, his favorite material, culminating in a major new project exploring, through physical experiments and digital simulations, the way in which automobile bodies, specifically the Fiat 500, behave under compression. Here: Design Museum Holon, Pinhas Eilon St. 8, Holon, Israel.
18 June 2013
The Art of Daniel Clowes
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents the first-ever survey of internationally celebrated comic book artist and graphic novelist, Daniel Clowes. On view June 29 to October 13, 2013, Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes features excerpts from the Academy Award-nominated graphic storyteller's multifaceted career, with more than 150 works from 1989 to the present day. The exhibition includes both the original drawings from which Clowes's cartoons, comic book series, graphic novels, and illustrations are made, as well as the original comics and graphic novels...
17 June 2013 by Hermès Corporate Foundation
Being presented to the public for the first time are works created during residencies sponsored by the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès in the Galerie Haute at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. ‘Condensation’ is a collective exhibition reminiscent of a waking dream, as it combines dream interpretation with an alchemical universe in order to closely investigate the ways in which our actions determine who we are.
17 June 2013
The Rough Mixes world premier
as part of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's experimental Liquid Music series.
Jazz musician Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus) goes electronic with The Rough Mixes, a 65 minute piece for strings, percussion and electronics. For the world premier this June 18 and 19, Reid Anderson, performing the electronics live, will be joined by a mélange of high-class strings (including SPCO concertmaster Steven Copes on violin, Sunmi Chang and cellist Anthony Ross) and the percussionist Jeff Ballard. The show will be supported by a multimedia video installation performed in real time by visual artist Cristina Guadalupe and inspired by the fencing match between the analog and..
16 June 2013 / DAMn°37
The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries
Applied Design showcases approximately 100 objects from the museum's collection. Representing the new directions in contemporary design, the exhibition features outstanding examples of interface and interaction design, dynamic visualisations, products, furniture, 3D printed chairs and bowls, emergency equipment, and biodesign. A testament to this vitality and diversity, the objects on display range from a mine detonator to a bowl made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are the first 14 video games to enter MoMA's collection a..
15 June 2013
Turkey: from Taksim Square to Iskenderun
United in protest, divided in politics
Where will the current protests in Turkey lead? To what extent are they orchestrated and how much of the reports is rumour and hearsay? How strict is censorship in Turkey and how is it imposed? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed by the panel of experts this afternoon in Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Berlin. With: Bilgin Ayata, political scientist; Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin Diğdem Soyaltin, political scientist - recently returned from Istanbul ..
14 June 2013 / DAMn°38
Unlike other so-called stable or balanced matters, turbulent processes are extremely touching, irreversible and unpredictable. The works presented in this exhibition were crossed by fascinating streams and they demonstrate the art of playing with turbulence. Far from the threatening turmoil of the constantly announced chaos, they present 'turbines' that generate several processes, structures, and shapes in-the-making. Order and the disorder, closely related here, propose a fruitful, dynamic, poetic, and captivating universe. In Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium.
13 June 2013 / DAMn°38
In every dream home a heartache
As a comment on the instrumentalisation of pop culture, low-budget TV, and the entertainment industry, Phil Collins demonstrates how strategies of popular media can be utilized critically in a different context. At the centre of his work is always the direct contact with people who become the protagonists in his films, photographs, or sound creations. Collins travels to farflung places that have aroused his interest. He then puts adverts in the local newspapers and organises auditions to motivate people into participating in his works. This process, often highly emotionally charged, can..