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Design By Time at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Sebastian Brajkovic, “Lathe V Chair” (2008); Bronze, embroidered upholstery 39 3/8 x 38 3/16 x 23 1/4 inches (100 x 97 x 59 cm) © Collection Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Thu, Jan 23 - Sun, May 17  2020

Gregg Museum of Art and Design

The traveling exhibition “Design By Time” featuring several Dutch designers travels to Raleigh, NC after its run at the College of Wooster Art Museum, the Pratt Manhattan Gallery and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Organized by the Department of Exhibitions at the Pratt Institute and curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared, the exhibition shows work from 22 international designers portraying time and its dynamic effects on fashion, furniture, textiles, vessels, and more. The exhibition will be on view at the College of Wooster Art Museum from September 13 – November 8.

Representing an international field, the designers in the exhibition go beyond the conventional intention of design—to give functional objects a visually arresting reality. Their analytic, formal processes are partnered with natural phenomena, chemical, and physical forces, while time-based acts such as performance and drawing are magnified to serve as collaborators in the design.

With work by Dutch Designers: Atelier Mark Sturkenboom; Maarten Baas; Sebastian Brajkovic; Glithero; Edhv; Diana Scherer; and Jólan van der Wiel.

Also featuring work by: Auger-Loizeau; BeatWoven; Hussein Chalayan; Architects of Identity; Front; Marlène Huissoud; Humans since 1982; William Lamson; Mathieu Lehanneur; mischer’traxler studio; Jacob Olmedo; Sebastian Cox Workshop; Studio for Industrial Design; Bartholomäus Traubeck; Nicole Wermers; and Ryan Mario Yasin.

Design by Time will tour through March 2021 to the following venues: Gregg Museum of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; and the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA.

This exhibition and companion publication are supported in part by a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL, and as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

Jólan van der Wiel, “Gravity Tropic Console” (2015/2018); Magnetic plastic 34 ¼ x 49 ¼ x 21 ½ inches (87 x 125 x 55 cm) © Collection Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

 

Atelier Mark Sturkenboom, “Overgrown” (2015); Crystals, 14kt-gold-plated brass, aluminum Height: 29 1/2 inches (75 cm); diameter: 15 3/4 inches (40 cm) © Courtesy Atelier Mark Sturkenboom

 

Diana Scherer, “Exercises in Rootsystem Domestication #25” (2018); Woven plantroots from oats 123 x 42 cm (48 ¼ x 16 ⅜ inches) © Courtesy Diana Scherer

 

Glithero, “Blueware Tiles” (2011); Ceramics with cyanotypes of urban weeds 78 3/4 x 110 1/4 inches (200 x 280 cm) © Courtesy Glithero

 

Edhv, Architects of Identity, “Time Writers” (2010); Ancient wood, charcoal, paper 23 3/8 x 16 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (59.4 x 42 x 19 cm) (variable) © Courtesy Edhv, Architects of Identity

 

Sebastian Brajkovic, “Lathe V Chair” (2008); Bronze, embroidered upholstery 39 3/8 x 38 3/16 x 23 1/4 inches (100 x 97 x 59 cm) © Collection Museum of Arts and Design, New York

 

Maarten Baas, “Smoke Chandelier” (2002); Burned wood, epoxy finish Height: 21 3/4 inches (55cm); diameter: 25 1/2 inches (65 cm) © Courtesy Moooi

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