When I retire the first thing I am going to buy is a pottery wheel and kiln.
“Baked” is the result of a commision for an exhibition presented during Dutch Design Week, on the theme “Getting Lost”.
“Baked” is inspired by a Sicilian folk event in Salemi, where a flour based material is used to create architectural decorations.
The project is a homage to bread and flour – primordial and essentials materials that accompany our daily life – and to the craftsmanship of baking and cooking.
If you want the ingredients to make your own at home it is 70% flour, 20% shredded dried agricultural waste (like grain stalks and leaves) and 10% natural limestone.
“’Autarky’ pays homage to the uncomplicated, the simple and the everyday. The collection suggests an alternative way of producing goods where inherited knowledge is used to find sustainable and uncomplicated solutions.”
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby present Ascent, their debut exhibition at the Haunch of Venison gallery, London.
The collection is inspired by the structures and engineered forms of moving craft. Interest in these fields originated in their respective childhoods. Osgerby grew up close to a Royal Airforce base in Oxfordshire and spent many hours watching the airplanes flying there. Barber developed a fascination with boat design while sailing as a child.
The exhibition is open from 24 September until 19 November 2011.
French artist Laurent Millet’s installations and photographs are uniquely ethereal and beguiling. Exhibited and collected extensively, his work challenges the viewers’ initial perceptions and explores the uncanny effect of translating objects to images, at times playing on the two dimensional surface of the photographic image and its capacity to render realistic spatial depths.
Maider López was born in 1975 in San Sebastian, Spain where she lives and works. She was graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Bilbao (1998) and received an MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1999). Lopez enjoys creating interventions in spaces, situations and architecture. Her works often involve the active participation of the viewer and can take the unprepared by surprise as an aspect of a familiar space mischievously highlighted or altered.
Reading between the Lines is part of ‘pit’, an artistic trajectory with works by some ten artists in the region of Borgloon-Heers in the Flemish province of Limburg. ‘Pit’ will be the first part of the exhibition project Z-OUT, an initiative in which Z33, the contemporary art museum of the city of Hasselt, presents art in public space (see also www.z33.be). On September 24th, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh will reveal a construction in the rural landscape, by a cycle route, that’s based on the design of the local church. This ‘church’ consists of 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns, and is built on a fundament of armed concrete. Through the use of horizontal plates, the concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art.
Based in London David Gates runs a studio/workshop designing and making furniture, working speculatively for public showing and to commission on domestic, public and commercial pieces.
Abstract from : The Art Story
Throughout his prolific career as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and architect, Frank Stella has been known for helping to launch the Minimalism movement and then for breaking away from it. First impacting the art world by endowing non-representational artwork with new significance, Stella’s instantly acclaimed 1958 Minimalist paintings contrasted Abstract Expressionism’s emotional canvases.
Photos : MoMA
Royal Academy of Art & Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht 1988 - 1993