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Vans and MoMA Debut Second Installment of Footwear and Apparel Featuring Works of Art by Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova and Faith Ringgold
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Vans and MoMA Debut Second Installment of Footwear and Apparel Featuring Works of Art by Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova and Faith Ringgold

Accessories Following the September debut collaboration, Vans, the original action sports brand, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are proud to launch a second installment of footwear and apparel. The latest iteration of the Vans and MoMA collaboration takes inspiration from impactful works of art by artists Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova and Faith Ringgold. A diverse selection of work by these artists has been thoughtfully translated onto Vans Classic Footwear and apparel styles that will be available to shop worldwide on November 11.   “Our collaboration with MoMA is a true partnership that involved working together to select both the works and footwear to ensure an authentic connection between the art and the canvas footwear models we chose,” said Angie Dita, Vans Head of Global Footwear Design for Lifestyle Footwear. “Faith Ringgold worked closely with both the Vans design and MoMA teams to story tell through the details, bringing in quilted borders to contextualize her work atop Vans.”      Edvard Munch, whose best-known work, ‘The Scream 1895’, captures the “infinite scream of nature” and angst. A print version of this work has been carefully captured on each of the canvas panels of the Vans Era in a repeat pattern that can also be found on the Old Skool backpack, short sleeve tee and pullover hoodie.    ackson Pollock was a pioneer of action painting, flinging and pouring ropes of paint onto his surfaces in a decidedly physical way. Pollock’s ‘One: Number 31, 1950’ has transformed the Vans Authentic with an all-over application atop the canvas and across the sidewalls and is complimented by a digitally printed short sleeve button-down and camper style hat.    Popova approached painting as an act of “construction” using color, line and shape to create dimensional work that expressed movement and dynamism. For the Vans MoMA collaboration, Popova’s ‘Untitled, 1917’ has been applied to the Vans Sk8-Hi using each medial and lateral side to translate her avant-garde vision across the hi-top model which is found on complimenting fleece and ringer tee options.    Faith Ringgold is an acclaimed painter, writer, sculptor, performance artist, educator and activist whose body of work highlights her experiences with racism and social injustice. Vans and MoMA. Curators worked closely with Ringgold to uplift her feminist poster art including ‘Woman Free Yourself 1971’ which brings bold type to the left side of the Vans Era while ‘Freedom Woman Now 1971’ poster art has been applied to the right side to form the affirmative demands that were called during the arrest of Angela Davis. Ringgold’s powerful words can be found on a reversible bucket hat and long sleeve tee. A second footwear style, the Classic Slip-On is inspired by Ringgold’s first series of abstract paintings, ‘The Windows of the Wedding’ which was made in the 1970’s. Inscribed on the sidewall is a quote. From Ringgold, printed in her handwriting, that states “My mother said I’d have to work twice as hard to go half as far.”   Vans and MoMA are proud to come together to instill creative expression and uplift art education through special product this fall and holiday. The second installment of the Vans and MoMA collaboration will be available globally on November 11 on Vans.euat Vans retail, MoMA Design Store locations, store.moma.org, and select retail locations where Vans are sold. To experience the collection and learn more, visit vans.eu/moma. Following the September debut collaboration, Vans, the original action sports brand, and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are proud to launch a second installment of footwear and apparel. The latest iteration of the Vans and MoMA collaboration takes inspiration from impactful works of art by artists Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova and Faith Ringgold. A diverse selection of work by these artists has been thoughtfully translated onto Vans Classic Footwear and apparel styles that will be available to shop worldwide on November 11.   “Our collaboration with MoMA is a true partnership that involved working together to select both the works and footwear to ensure an authentic connection between the art and the canvas footwear models we chose,” said Angie Dita, Vans Head of Global Footwear Design for Lifestyle Footwear. “Faith Ringgold worked closely with both the Vans design and MoMA teams to story tell through the details, bringing in quilted borders to contextualize her work atop Vans.”      Edvard Munch, whose best-known work, ‘The Scream 1895’, captures the “infinite scream of nature” and angst. A print version of this work has been carefully captured on each of the canvas panels of the Vans Era in a repeat pattern that can also be found on the Old Skool backpack, short sleeve tee and pullover hoodie.    ackson Pollock was a pioneer of action painting, flinging and pouring ropes of paint onto his surfaces in a decidedly physical way. Pollock’s ‘One: Number 31, 1950’ has transformed the Vans Authentic with an all-over application atop the canvas and across the sidewalls and is complimented by a digitally printed short sleeve button-down and camper style hat.    Popova approached painting as an act of “construction” using color, line and shape to create dimensional work that expressed movement and dynamism. For the Vans MoMA collaboration, Popova’s ‘Untitled, 1917’ has been applied to the Vans Sk8-Hi using each medial and lateral side to translate her avant-garde vision across the hi-top model which is found on complimenting fleece and ringer tee options.    Faith Ringgold is an acclaimed painter, writer, sculptor, performance artist, educator and activist whose body of work highlights her experiences with racism and social injustice. Vans and MoMA. Curators worked closely with Ringgold to uplift her feminist poster art including ‘Woman Free Yourself 1971’ which brings bold type to the left side of the Vans Era while ‘Freedom Woman Now 1971’ poster art has been applied to the right side to form the affirmative demands that were called during the arrest of Angela Davis. Ringgold’s powerful words can be found on a reversible bucket hat and long sleeve tee. A second footwear style, the Classic Slip-On is inspired by Ringgold’s first series of abstract paintings, ‘The Windows of the Wedding’ which was made in the 1970’s. Inscribed on the sidewall is a quote. From Ringgold, printed in her handwriting, that states “My mother said I’d have to work twice as hard to go half as far.”   Vans and MoMA are proud to come together to instill creative expression and uplift art education through special product this fall and holiday. The second installment of the Vans and MoMA collaboration will be available globally on November 11 on Vans.euat Vans retail, MoMA Design Store locations, store.moma.org, and select retail locations where Vans are sold. To experience the collection and learn more, visit vans.eu/moma.

THE HERMÈS FASHION ACCESSORIES PRIZE
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THE HERMÈS FASHION ACCESSORIES PRIZE

Art The 35th edition of the Festival takes place from Thursday 15th to sunday 18th october 2020 at Hyères, at the villa Noailles. The exhibitions are open to the public until 29 november 2020.     Jean-Pierre Blanc is both the founder and the director of the festival which will be presided over by Pascale Mussard. Since 1986, the festival has promoted and supported young international fashion designers, since 1997 a competition has also existed for emerging photographers and this year, for the fourth time, a competition will also recognise young fashion accessory designers. The festival is acknowledged as the oldest fashion competition aimed at young professionals.   Several prizes are awarded to the competing designers thanks to grants provided by the festival’s partners who commit, together with the festival, to provide long term support. Practical assistance is provided right from the selection stage as well as during a period of two years in various different domains: financing, production, workmanship, materials, production, legal, media, exhibitions, workshops and residencies. This year again new partners are providing their support for this young generation by joining together with the arts center.   Hermès is partnering with the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories to launch the Hermès Fashion Accessories Prize. Through this prize, Hermès is delighted to support young talent and demonstrate its commitment to boldness and innovation as drivers of creativity. Creative freedom, a constant quest for the finest materials, the transmission of exceptional know- how, innovative craftsmanship and the aesthetics of function combine to embody the uniqueness of the house which, since 1837, has supported those who learn, master and transmit creative gestures. The Hermès Fashion Accessories Prize, with a grant of €20,000, is awarded to one winner for the creation of a piece of a leather fashion accessory. The 35th edition of the Festival takes place from Thursday 15th to sunday 18th october 2020 at Hyères, at the villa Noailles. The exhibitions are open to the public until 29 november 2020.     Jean-Pierre Blanc is both the founder and the director of the festival which will be presided over by Pascale Mussard. Since 1986, the festival has promoted and supported young international fashion designers, since 1997 a competition has also existed for emerging photographers and this year, for the fourth time, a competition will also recognise young fashion accessory designers. The festival is acknowledged as the oldest fashion competition aimed at young professionals.   Several prizes are awarded to the competing designers thanks to grants provided by the festival’s partners who commit, together with the festival, to provide long term support. Practical assistance is provided right from the selection stage as well as during a period of two years in various different domains: financing, production, workmanship, materials, production, legal, media, exhibitions, workshops and residencies. This year again new partners are providing their support for this young generation by joining together with the arts center.   Hermès is partnering with the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories to launch the Hermès Fashion Accessories Prize. Through this prize, Hermès is delighted to support young talent and demonstrate its commitment to boldness and innovation as drivers of creativity. Creative freedom, a constant quest for the finest materials, the transmission of exceptional know- how, innovative craftsmanship and the aesthetics of function combine to embody the uniqueness of the house which, since 1837, has supported those who learn, master and transmit creative gestures. The Hermès Fashion Accessories Prize, with a grant of €20,000, is awarded to one winner for the creation of a piece of a leather fashion accessory.

Nxt Museum presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances for ADE 2020
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Nxt Museum presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances for ADE 2020

Music For the 25th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (21-25 Oct), Nxt Museum in North Amsterdam presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances from Nxt Stage, supporting the music industry during the pandemic. Nxt Stage is a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art, offering an unrivalled 370 square metres of full floor-to-ceiling projection space to showcase creativity at the intersection of digital art and electronic music.   Nxt Museum’s ADE programme kicks off with a performance by artist and coder Yuxi Cao and sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence), whose work features in the current exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, followed by a programme of audio-visual performances co-organised with Amsterdam-based collective, Minimal. The three performances will be streamed online via ADE, Minimal and Nxt Museum’s channels.   At a time when events and travel are restricted, Nxt Museum aims to harness the power of technology to give a presence to international artists and create immersive virtual experiences for the art and music community worldwide. Curator at Nxt Museum, Bogomir Doringer, said: “The global electronic music industry has a huge economic value, and yet it has been left without sufficient support internationally amid the coronavirus pandemic. Artists and musicians rely on live performances and entertaining crowds for their livelihood. With this experiment at Nxt Museum, we want to generate new opportunities and create hope for both performers and audiences during these difficult times.”   Follow Amsterdam-dance-event.nl for more information.   by Yuxi Cao (James) & Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) - Live streamed from Nxt Museum, Thurs 22 Oct, 21:00-21:45 CEST Artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) will perform his critically acclaimed audio-visual installation, Dimensional Sampling – live from his studio in New York. Taking the installation to a new visual dimension, Cao will in real-time transform himself into a digital form, merge himself with the pulsating graphics and appear as a digital avatar within the virtual Nxt Stage, watched by a global audience online. The performance is titled . [HYPERSPACE: Planet-α] and features sound by Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence). It evolved from the installation, Dimensional Sampling, currently on display in Nxt Museum’s exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, which explores human experience and interaction in the face of social and technological change.   Minimal & Nxt Museum join forces to digitise the dance floor: During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Minimal & Nxt Museum are joining forces to digitise the dance floor with a fusion of multidisciplinary artists. It marks the first time in the Netherlands that DJs and visual artists have come together to present an immersive electronic music event with a floor-to-ceiling projection of this scale (370sqm). Three performances will be pre-recorded at Nxt Stage with multiple cinematic 6K cameras and streamed on ADE’s channels over two nights on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October.     Opening Event w/ Boris Acket & Vincent Rang (Live A/V) Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Fri 23 Oct, 22:00-23:00 CEST Multidisciplinary artist Boris Acket and visual artist Vincent Rang perform a prequel to their debut audiovisual album, Home, from Nxt Stage. ‘Home’ meets warm, lighthearted, almost naïve melodies with soothing visuals from the natural world. But in their hour-long performance at Nxt Museum, Acket and Rang will present a darker prequel to the comforts of ‘Home’. Rang’s visuals give birth to erie, icy forests and abstract rock formations – sublime landscapes evoking awe and fear. As we emerge from this world, we start to experience what seems to be an organic world, anticipating the new album ‘Home’. The performance invites audiences to escape from their living rooms and enter the mysterious, dream-like world of Acket and Rang.     Main Event w/ Willikens & Ivkovic / Woody92 b2b Spekki Webu / Visuals by Desilence Studio, Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Sat 24 October, 22:00-00:00 CEST   World-renowned Danish/Spanish visual art studio, Desilence, will take control of the 370sqm projection surface at Nxt Stage and create a visual interplay with the sounds of two well-respected DJ duos. With more than 15 years of experience in digital art, the Desilence duo is always searching for the perfect synchrony between music and image. Desilence (Søren and Tatiana) have developed a lookbook of bespoke visuals to reflect the individual mood and tone of the DJs.   Willikens & Ivkovic's beats will pulsate to the hypnotic movement of Desilence's visual eruptions, giving rise to a soundscape that oscillates between natural and ritual. Both former residents at the infamous Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, Willikens & Ivkovic are well-known for summoning music that slowly and steadily takes over the body. Making way for a new generation of proto trance, Spekki Webu and Woody92 become one with the computed pathways of Desilence. Engaged with the wide array in which psychedelic sounds manifest, the duo covers a broad spectrum of psytrance, goa, IDM, glitchy experimentals and tribal tech In sync with the crisp visuals by Desilence, Spekki Webu and Woody92 turn the virtual into spiritual.   For the 25th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (21-25 Oct), Nxt Museum in North Amsterdam presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances from Nxt Stage, supporting the music industry during the pandemic. Nxt Stage is a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art, offering an unrivalled 370 square metres of full floor-to-ceiling projection space to showcase creativity at the intersection of digital art and electronic music.   Nxt Museum’s ADE programme kicks off with a performance by artist and coder Yuxi Cao and sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence), whose work features in the current exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, followed by a programme of audio-visual performances co-organised with Amsterdam-based collective, Minimal. The three performances will be streamed online via ADE, Minimal and Nxt Museum’s channels.   At a time when events and travel are restricted, Nxt Museum aims to harness the power of technology to give a presence to international artists and create immersive virtual experiences for the art and music community worldwide. Curator at Nxt Museum, Bogomir Doringer, said: “The global electronic music industry has a huge economic value, and yet it has been left without sufficient support internationally amid the coronavirus pandemic. Artists and musicians rely on live performances and entertaining crowds for their livelihood. With this experiment at Nxt Museum, we want to generate new opportunities and create hope for both performers and audiences during these difficult times.”   Follow Amsterdam-dance-event.nl for more information.   by Yuxi Cao (James) & Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) - Live streamed from Nxt Museum, Thurs 22 Oct, 21:00-21:45 CEST Artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) will perform his critically acclaimed audio-visual installation, Dimensional Sampling – live from his studio in New York. Taking the installation to a new visual dimension, Cao will in real-time transform himself into a digital form, merge himself with the pulsating graphics and appear as a digital avatar within the virtual Nxt Stage, watched by a global audience online. The performance is titled . [HYPERSPACE: Planet-α] and features sound by Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence). It evolved from the installation, Dimensional Sampling, currently on display in Nxt Museum’s exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, which explores human experience and interaction in the face of social and technological change.   Minimal & Nxt Museum join forces to digitise the dance floor: During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Minimal & Nxt Museum are joining forces to digitise the dance floor with a fusion of multidisciplinary artists. It marks the first time in the Netherlands that DJs and visual artists have come together to present an immersive electronic music event with a floor-to-ceiling projection of this scale (370sqm). Three performances will be pre-recorded at Nxt Stage with multiple cinematic 6K cameras and streamed on ADE’s channels over two nights on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October.     Opening Event w/ Boris Acket & Vincent Rang (Live A/V) Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Fri 23 Oct, 22:00-23:00 CEST Multidisciplinary artist Boris Acket and visual artist Vincent Rang perform a prequel to their debut audiovisual album, Home, from Nxt Stage. ‘Home’ meets warm, lighthearted, almost naïve melodies with soothing visuals from the natural world. But in their hour-long performance at Nxt Museum, Acket and Rang will present a darker prequel to the comforts of ‘Home’. Rang’s visuals give birth to erie, icy forests and abstract rock formations – sublime landscapes evoking awe and fear. As we emerge from this world, we start to experience what seems to be an organic world, anticipating the new album ‘Home’. The performance invites audiences to escape from their living rooms and enter the mysterious, dream-like world of Acket and Rang.     Main Event w/ Willikens & Ivkovic / Woody92 b2b Spekki Webu / Visuals by Desilence Studio, Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Sat 24 October, 22:00-00:00 CEST   World-renowned Danish/Spanish visual art studio, Desilence, will take control of the 370sqm projection surface at Nxt Stage and create a visual interplay with the sounds of two well-respected DJ duos. With more than 15 years of experience in digital art, the Desilence duo is always searching for the perfect synchrony between music and image. Desilence (Søren and Tatiana) have developed a lookbook of bespoke visuals to reflect the individual mood and tone of the DJs.   Willikens & Ivkovic's beats will pulsate to the hypnotic movement of Desilence's visual eruptions, giving rise to a soundscape that oscillates between natural and ritual. Both former residents at the infamous Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, Willikens & Ivkovic are well-known for summoning music that slowly and steadily takes over the body. Making way for a new generation of proto trance, Spekki Webu and Woody92 become one with the computed pathways of Desilence. Engaged with the wide array in which psychedelic sounds manifest, the duo covers a broad spectrum of psytrance, goa, IDM, glitchy experimentals and tribal tech In sync with the crisp visuals by Desilence, Spekki Webu and Woody92 turn the virtual into spiritual.  

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NATAN launches The Artist Studio
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NATAN launches The Artist Studio

Art To cultivate its sources of inspiration and to promote the Belgian creative scene, the Belgian fashion house NATAN has founded The Artist Studio. The initiatives to establish the Artist Studio resonate with the values ​​of passion, reflection on current events and know-how, which are in the DNA of the fashion house. In this remarkable autumn, three carefully selected artists will show their work in the boutiques of Maison Natan.    In October, Margaux Baert, graphic designer and paper artist, will show her paper creations in the Maison Natan boutique in Knokke. The five paper birds of paradise float through the boutique to evoke a dreamy image and poetic moment for the visitor. The birds pay homage to the sensuality and elegance that Natan is known for, with the color combination of their plumage being inspired by the fashion house's autumn / winter collection.     In October, Marie Michielssen, designer-ceramist and designer at Serax, will also show her papier-mâché structures. Inspired by the new 1.5 meter / 6-feet society, she decided to sculpt folding screens as an artistic solution to guarantee the rules of distance in a space.     Finally, designer Ben Storms will show his In Hale / Ex Hale collection in the boutique in Brussels in November. Its huge marble blocks on metal 'pillows' will be placed in the boutique to create the illusion that each piece of solid marble is light and airy. To cultivate its sources of inspiration and to promote the Belgian creative scene, the Belgian fashion house NATAN has founded The Artist Studio. The initiatives to establish the Artist Studio resonate with the values ​​of passion, reflection on current events and know-how, which are in the DNA of the fashion house. In this remarkable autumn, three carefully selected artists will show their work in the boutiques of Maison Natan.    In October, Margaux Baert, graphic designer and paper artist, will show her paper creations in the Maison Natan boutique in Knokke. The five paper birds of paradise float through the boutique to evoke a dreamy image and poetic moment for the visitor. The birds pay homage to the sensuality and elegance that Natan is known for, with the color combination of their plumage being inspired by the fashion house's autumn / winter collection.     In October, Marie Michielssen, designer-ceramist and designer at Serax, will also show her papier-mâché structures. Inspired by the new 1.5 meter / 6-feet society, she decided to sculpt folding screens as an artistic solution to guarantee the rules of distance in a space.     Finally, designer Ben Storms will show his In Hale / Ex Hale collection in the boutique in Brussels in November. Its huge marble blocks on metal 'pillows' will be placed in the boutique to create the illusion that each piece of solid marble is light and airy.

TRIENNALE MILANO AND THE FONDATION CARTIER POUR L'ART CONTEMPORAIN INAUGURATE A CULTURAL PARTNERSHIP UNPRECEDENTED IN EUROPE
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TRIENNALE MILANO AND THE FONDATION CARTIER POUR L'ART CONTEMPORAIN INAUGURATE A CULTURAL PARTNERSHIP UNPRECEDENTED IN EUROPE

Exhibition Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will join forces for a period of eight years to present a rich and shared program of exhibitions and live shows in Milan. To inaugurate this partnership, both institutions have chosen to present, from October 17, 2020 to February 7, 2021, the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle, dedicated to the extraordinary work of the Brazilian artist. Since the 1970s, she has been devoting her life to photographing and protecting the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups, who are now more than ever threatened by illegal gold minors and the Covid-19 pandemic. This landmark collaboration represents a new form of cultural partnership in Europe between public and private institutions.     A 1,300 m2 space within Triennale Milano will be devoted to the presentation of exhibitions conceived in close collaboration between the two institutions or inspired by the programming of the Fondation Cartier in Paris. Triennale Milano and Fondation Cartier share a common vision of contemporary artistic creation and are both dedicated to developing a resolutely multidisciplinary and international program open to all fields such as contemporary art, architecture, design, fashion, cinema, science and philosophy. Their shared commitment to current major environmental issues has led in 2019 to the presentation of The Great Animal Orchestra by Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists, featured in Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival at Triennale Milano, as part of the XXII International Exhibition. The Fondation Cartier has long had a close relationship with the Italian contemporary art scene, in particular with artists such as Alessandro Mendini, Enzo Mari, Andrea Branzi, Giuseppe Penone, and more recently Formafantasma. These encounters have given rise to major exhibitions introducing both Parisian and international audiences to the richness of their output. Many works by these exceptional creators are featured in the Fondation Cartier collection. Today more than ever, idea circulation, sharing experiences and, developing cultural networks between European institutions is vital in supporting artists, publicizing their works, and providing a meaningful perspective on the modern world. Within this spirit, Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier have joined forces to create new dialogues in support of contemporary creation and thought. This partnership will be inaugurated October 17, 2020 with the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle, and will be followed in 2021 with Les Citoyens, Guillermo Kuitca on the collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Revealing unprecedented links between the works of the collection, the Argentinian artist takes us on a journey in which he addresses with multiple voices the ideas of ensembles and constellations, groups and individuals. The exhibition becomes a creation in its own right and offers an immersion into the world of Kuitca as well as each of the artists on display.   Triennale Milano: Triennale Milano is an international cultural institution that brings together all forms of art related to contemporary culture: design, architecture, visual arts, and performing arts. It is a place where art and design, creativity and technology, tradition and innovation meet. The institution, chaired by Stefano Boeri, exhibits works by major Italian and international architects, designers and artists. Exhibitions, encounters, conferences and performances punctuate its programming, and provoke reflection on the key problems of our society, which also occupy public debate. Triennale Milano has its own theatre, with international and multidisciplinary programming, and presents a collection of Italian design, as well as a library, archives and a conservation laboratory specializing in contemporary design. Every 3 years, the institution organizes the International Exhibition of Triennale Milano, one of the most important events devoted to design and architecture. The next edition will take place in 2022. On April 2019, Triennale Milano opened the Museo del Design Italiano inside its spaces, highlighting part of its permanent collection: nearly 1,600 pieces amongst the most iconic and representative works of Italian design. Triennale Milano is housed in the Palazzo dell’Arte in Milan. Built in 1933 by architect Giovanni Muzio, it was designed as a flexible, modular space able to accommodate events as well as a museum, or theatrical performances.   Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris: Founded in 1984 by Cartier, the Fondation Cartier offers a unique creative setting for artists from around the world and for the dissemination of works to all audiences. Located in Paris in the iconic building constructed by architect Jean Nouvel and directed by Hervé Chandès, the Fondation Cartier opens its doors to themes rarely dealt with in museums, ranging from the environment to the social sciences and mathematics. It asserts an eclectic and multidisciplinary dimension crossing all areas of contemporary creation and spurring unexpected meetings between artists, scientists, philosophers, musicians and architects. From commissions to exhibitions, the Fondation Cartier supports artists over the long term and establishes a privileged relationship with them. From these exchanges, a unique collection has come to life and grown over time, today including more than 1,600 works by 400 artists of 50 different nationalities. The Fondation Cartier’s exhibitions and collection radiate all around the world: in Europe, especially through the partnership with Triennale Milano, and beyond, notably in China, where the Fondation Cartier maintains privileged links with Shanghai Power Station of Art.   Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle:   October 17 – February 7, 2021 Triennale Milano   Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain are pleased to present the largest exhibition to date dedicated to the work and activism of Brazilian artist Claudia Andujar. For over five decades, she devotes her life to photographing and protecting the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups. While their territory is more than ever threatened today by illegal gold mining aggravated by the propagation of Covid-19, the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle has taken on renewed relevance in the context of the humanitarian and environmental crisis exacerbated by the pandemic.   The exhibition: Based on four years of research in the photographer’s archive, this new exhibitioncurated by Thyago Nogueira (head of the contemporary photography department at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Brazil), will focus on her work from this period, bringing together over three hundred photographs, her audiovisual installation as well as a series of Yanomami drawings and a movie. The exhibition will explore Claudia Andujar’s extraordinary contribution to the art of photography as well as her major role as a human rights activist in the defense of the Yanomami. It is divided into two sections reflecting the dual nature of a career committed to both art and activism. The first section presents the photographs from her first seven years living with the Yanomami, showing how she grappled with the challenges of visually interpreting a complex culture. The second features the work she produced during her period of activism, when she began to use her photography as a tool among others for political change.   Claudia Andujar: Claudia Andujar was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1931 and currently lives and works in São Paulo. She grew up in Transylvania, which at the time had recently been incorporated to Romania after years of Hungarian domination. During World War II, Claudia’s father, a Hungarian Jew, was deported to Dachau where he was killed along with most of her paternal relatives. Claudia Andujar fled with her mother to Switzerland, immigrated first to the United States in 1946, then to Brazil in 1955 where she began a career as a photojournalist, before becoming an activist. I am connected to the indigenous, to the land, to the primary struggle. All of that moves me deeply. Everything seems essential. Perhaps I have always searched for the answer to the meaning of life in this essential core. I was driven there, to the Amazon jungle, for this reason. It was instinctive. I was looking to find myself.”Claudia Andujar   Interpreting Yanomami Culture: Claudia Andujar first met the Yanomami in 1971 while working on an article about the Amazon for Realidade magazine. Fascinated by the culture of this isolated community, she decided to embark on an in-depth photographic essay on their daily life after receiving a Guggenheim fellowship to support the project, and thanks to the presence of the Italian missionary Carlo Zacquini in the region. From the very beginning, her approach differed greatly from the straightforward documentary style of her contemporaries. The photographs she made during this period show how she experimented with a variety of photographic techniques in an attempt to visually translate the shamanic culture of the Yanomami. Applying Vaseline to the lens of her camera, using flash devices, oil lamps, and infrared film, she created visual distortions, streaks of light, and saturated colors, imbuing her images with a feeling of the otherworldly. Claudia Andujar also developed a series of sober black and white portraits that capture the grace and dignity of the Yanomami. Focusing closely on faces and body fragments, she tightly frames her images, using a dramatic chiaroscuro to create a feeling of intimacy and draw attention to individual psychological states. Alongside the many photographs taken during this period, the exhibition will also present a selection of rare Yanomami drawings. After years photographing the Yanomami herself, Claudia Andujar felt it was important to provide them with the opportunity to represent their own conceptions of nature and the universe. She thus initiated a drawing project, equipping members of the community with markers and paper. A selection of these drawings representing Yanomami myths, rituals, and shamanic visions will be presented in the exhibition.   Political Activism:   By the late 1970s, Claudia Andujar had reached a turning point in her career. The construction of a transcontinental highway in the Amazon, initiated by Brazil’s military government, opened up the region to deforestation as well as invasive agricultural programs, bringing epidemics to the Yanomami and leading to the annihilation of entire communities. This situation reminded her of the genocide in Europe, and its impact on her was such that she decided to deepen her commitment to the Yanomami struggle. In 1978 she founded, with the Italian missionary Carlo Zacquini and the French anthropologist Bruce Albert, the Commissão Pro-Yanomani (CCPY) and began with the Yanomami leader Davi Kopenawa fourteen-year-long campaign to designate their homeland. At this point in her career photography, she put her artistic project aside and used photography primarily as a means to raise awareness and support her cause. In the early 1980s, Claudia Andujar took a series of black and white portraits of the Yanomami as part of a vaccination campaign. They are wearing numbered labels to help identify them for their medical records. The artist was struck by how these labels recalled the numerical tattoos of those “branded for death” during the Holocaust. She later revisited these portraits and created the Marcados series, which reveal the ambiguity inherent in this act of labeling even if it is ultimately for their survival. In the exhibition, we will present previously unseen photographs from this series.   Curator: Thyago Nogueira (head of the contemporary photography department at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Brazil), assisted by Valentina Tong. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Instituto Moreira Salles (Brazil) and is supported by the Hutukara Associação Yanomami (Boa Vista) and the Instituto Socioambiental (São Paulo and Boa Vista).   Exhibition catalogue: The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in French, English, and Italian, presenting the artist’s photographs as well as excerpts from her notebooks and Yanomami drawings. With texts by Claudia Andujar, Thyago Nogueira, and Bruce Albert, it will feature a map of Yanomami territory as well as a timeline documenting the artist’s life and the history of the Yanomami people.   The exhibition's future venues: The exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle has been presented in 2019 at the Instituto Moreira Salles (Brazil) and in 2020 at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris). After its presentation at Triennale Milano, it will travel in 2021 to Fundación MAPFRE (Barcelona) and in 2022 to the Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland).   The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain has supported the Yanomami cause and the work of Claudia Andujar for over twenty years. Claudia Andujar and Yanomami artists such as Taniki, Joseca, Ehuana, and Kalepi have participated in several exhibitions and are amongst the artists present in our collection. The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented her work for the first time in 2003 in the exhibition Yanomami, Spirit of the Forest. Claudia Andujar renewed her collaboration with the Fondation Cartier in 2012 with the exhibition Histoires de voir: Show and Tell, in which she presented the work of Taniki, the first Yanomami artist to work on paper. In 2013, she participated in the exhibition América Latina, 1960-2013with Marcados, a moving series of id photographs she took during a vaccination campaign she led between 1981 and 1983 throughout Yanomami territory. Thanks to this exhibition dedicated to the work of Claudia Andujar, Triennale Milano has joined forces with the Fondation Cartier through its commitment to the Yanomami and hopes to bring the history, struggles, and daily life of these people to the attention of the Italian public.   For many years, the Fondation Cartier has explored the major issues of our times, including the environment, climate change, the destruction of the animal and plant world, deforestation, and the disappearance of indigenous populations and cultures. Accompanied by artists, intellectuals, and scientists, the Fondation Cartier addresses these issues in exhibitions presented in Paris or in cultural institutions around the world.   Triennale Milano has devoted numerous projects to some of the key themes of contemporary society, such as the relationship between humans and nature, the environment and urban life. The XXII International Exhibition of Triennale MilanoBroken Nature: Design Takes on Humans Survival (March 1 - September 1, 2019) opened up a space for critical reflection on the present and future of our planet. The seminars in preparation for the XXIII edition of the International Exhibition, to be held in 2022, and the support for urban forestry activities are an example of Triennale Milano’s dedication and commitment to these urgent concerns of our times. Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will join forces for a period of eight years to present a rich and shared program of exhibitions and live shows in Milan. To inaugurate this partnership, both institutions have chosen to present, from October 17, 2020 to February 7, 2021, the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle, dedicated to the extraordinary work of the Brazilian artist. Since the 1970s, she has been devoting her life to photographing and protecting the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups, who are now more than ever threatened by illegal gold minors and the Covid-19 pandemic. This landmark collaboration represents a new form of cultural partnership in Europe between public and private institutions.     A 1,300 m2 space within Triennale Milano will be devoted to the presentation of exhibitions conceived in close collaboration between the two institutions or inspired by the programming of the Fondation Cartier in Paris. Triennale Milano and Fondation Cartier share a common vision of contemporary artistic creation and are both dedicated to developing a resolutely multidisciplinary and international program open to all fields such as contemporary art, architecture, design, fashion, cinema, science and philosophy. Their shared commitment to current major environmental issues has led in 2019 to the presentation of The Great Animal Orchestra by Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists, featured in Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival at Triennale Milano, as part of the XXII International Exhibition. The Fondation Cartier has long had a close relationship with the Italian contemporary art scene, in particular with artists such as Alessandro Mendini, Enzo Mari, Andrea Branzi, Giuseppe Penone, and more recently Formafantasma. These encounters have given rise to major exhibitions introducing both Parisian and international audiences to the richness of their output. Many works by these exceptional creators are featured in the Fondation Cartier collection. Today more than ever, idea circulation, sharing experiences and, developing cultural networks between European institutions is vital in supporting artists, publicizing their works, and providing a meaningful perspective on the modern world. Within this spirit, Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier have joined forces to create new dialogues in support of contemporary creation and thought. This partnership will be inaugurated October 17, 2020 with the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle, and will be followed in 2021 with Les Citoyens, Guillermo Kuitca on the collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Revealing unprecedented links between the works of the collection, the Argentinian artist takes us on a journey in which he addresses with multiple voices the ideas of ensembles and constellations, groups and individuals. The exhibition becomes a creation in its own right and offers an immersion into the world of Kuitca as well as each of the artists on display.   Triennale Milano: Triennale Milano is an international cultural institution that brings together all forms of art related to contemporary culture: design, architecture, visual arts, and performing arts. It is a place where art and design, creativity and technology, tradition and innovation meet. The institution, chaired by Stefano Boeri, exhibits works by major Italian and international architects, designers and artists. Exhibitions, encounters, conferences and performances punctuate its programming, and provoke reflection on the key problems of our society, which also occupy public debate. Triennale Milano has its own theatre, with international and multidisciplinary programming, and presents a collection of Italian design, as well as a library, archives and a conservation laboratory specializing in contemporary design. Every 3 years, the institution organizes the International Exhibition of Triennale Milano, one of the most important events devoted to design and architecture. The next edition will take place in 2022. On April 2019, Triennale Milano opened the Museo del Design Italiano inside its spaces, highlighting part of its permanent collection: nearly 1,600 pieces amongst the most iconic and representative works of Italian design. Triennale Milano is housed in the Palazzo dell’Arte in Milan. Built in 1933 by architect Giovanni Muzio, it was designed as a flexible, modular space able to accommodate events as well as a museum, or theatrical performances.   Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris: Founded in 1984 by Cartier, the Fondation Cartier offers a unique creative setting for artists from around the world and for the dissemination of works to all audiences. Located in Paris in the iconic building constructed by architect Jean Nouvel and directed by Hervé Chandès, the Fondation Cartier opens its doors to themes rarely dealt with in museums, ranging from the environment to the social sciences and mathematics. It asserts an eclectic and multidisciplinary dimension crossing all areas of contemporary creation and spurring unexpected meetings between artists, scientists, philosophers, musicians and architects. From commissions to exhibitions, the Fondation Cartier supports artists over the long term and establishes a privileged relationship with them. From these exchanges, a unique collection has come to life and grown over time, today including more than 1,600 works by 400 artists of 50 different nationalities. The Fondation Cartier’s exhibitions and collection radiate all around the world: in Europe, especially through the partnership with Triennale Milano, and beyond, notably in China, where the Fondation Cartier maintains privileged links with Shanghai Power Station of Art.   Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle:   October 17 – February 7, 2021 Triennale Milano   Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain are pleased to present the largest exhibition to date dedicated to the work and activism of Brazilian artist Claudia Andujar. For over five decades, she devotes her life to photographing and protecting the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups. While their territory is more than ever threatened today by illegal gold mining aggravated by the propagation of Covid-19, the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle has taken on renewed relevance in the context of the humanitarian and environmental crisis exacerbated by the pandemic.   The exhibition: Based on four years of research in the photographer’s archive, this new exhibitioncurated by Thyago Nogueira (head of the contemporary photography department at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Brazil), will focus on her work from this period, bringing together over three hundred photographs, her audiovisual installation as well as a series of Yanomami drawings and a movie. The exhibition will explore Claudia Andujar’s extraordinary contribution to the art of photography as well as her major role as a human rights activist in the defense of the Yanomami. It is divided into two sections reflecting the dual nature of a career committed to both art and activism. The first section presents the photographs from her first seven years living with the Yanomami, showing how she grappled with the challenges of visually interpreting a complex culture. The second features the work she produced during her period of activism, when she began to use her photography as a tool among others for political change.   Claudia Andujar: Claudia Andujar was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1931 and currently lives and works in São Paulo. She grew up in Transylvania, which at the time had recently been incorporated to Romania after years of Hungarian domination. During World War II, Claudia’s father, a Hungarian Jew, was deported to Dachau where he was killed along with most of her paternal relatives. Claudia Andujar fled with her mother to Switzerland, immigrated first to the United States in 1946, then to Brazil in 1955 where she began a career as a photojournalist, before becoming an activist. I am connected to the indigenous, to the land, to the primary struggle. All of that moves me deeply. Everything seems essential. Perhaps I have always searched for the answer to the meaning of life in this essential core. I was driven there, to the Amazon jungle, for this reason. It was instinctive. I was looking to find myself.”Claudia Andujar   Interpreting Yanomami Culture: Claudia Andujar first met the Yanomami in 1971 while working on an article about the Amazon for Realidade magazine. Fascinated by the culture of this isolated community, she decided to embark on an in-depth photographic essay on their daily life after receiving a Guggenheim fellowship to support the project, and thanks to the presence of the Italian missionary Carlo Zacquini in the region. From the very beginning, her approach differed greatly from the straightforward documentary style of her contemporaries. The photographs she made during this period show how she experimented with a variety of photographic techniques in an attempt to visually translate the shamanic culture of the Yanomami. Applying Vaseline to the lens of her camera, using flash devices, oil lamps, and infrared film, she created visual distortions, streaks of light, and saturated colors, imbuing her images with a feeling of the otherworldly. Claudia Andujar also developed a series of sober black and white portraits that capture the grace and dignity of the Yanomami. Focusing closely on faces and body fragments, she tightly frames her images, using a dramatic chiaroscuro to create a feeling of intimacy and draw attention to individual psychological states. Alongside the many photographs taken during this period, the exhibition will also present a selection of rare Yanomami drawings. After years photographing the Yanomami herself, Claudia Andujar felt it was important to provide them with the opportunity to represent their own conceptions of nature and the universe. She thus initiated a drawing project, equipping members of the community with markers and paper. A selection of these drawings representing Yanomami myths, rituals, and shamanic visions will be presented in the exhibition.   Political Activism:   By the late 1970s, Claudia Andujar had reached a turning point in her career. The construction of a transcontinental highway in the Amazon, initiated by Brazil’s military government, opened up the region to deforestation as well as invasive agricultural programs, bringing epidemics to the Yanomami and leading to the annihilation of entire communities. This situation reminded her of the genocide in Europe, and its impact on her was such that she decided to deepen her commitment to the Yanomami struggle. In 1978 she founded, with the Italian missionary Carlo Zacquini and the French anthropologist Bruce Albert, the Commissão Pro-Yanomani (CCPY) and began with the Yanomami leader Davi Kopenawa fourteen-year-long campaign to designate their homeland. At this point in her career photography, she put her artistic project aside and used photography primarily as a means to raise awareness and support her cause. In the early 1980s, Claudia Andujar took a series of black and white portraits of the Yanomami as part of a vaccination campaign. They are wearing numbered labels to help identify them for their medical records. The artist was struck by how these labels recalled the numerical tattoos of those “branded for death” during the Holocaust. She later revisited these portraits and created the Marcados series, which reveal the ambiguity inherent in this act of labeling even if it is ultimately for their survival. In the exhibition, we will present previously unseen photographs from this series.   Curator: Thyago Nogueira (head of the contemporary photography department at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Brazil), assisted by Valentina Tong. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Instituto Moreira Salles (Brazil) and is supported by the Hutukara Associação Yanomami (Boa Vista) and the Instituto Socioambiental (São Paulo and Boa Vista).   Exhibition catalogue: The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in French, English, and Italian, presenting the artist’s photographs as well as excerpts from her notebooks and Yanomami drawings. With texts by Claudia Andujar, Thyago Nogueira, and Bruce Albert, it will feature a map of Yanomami territory as well as a timeline documenting the artist’s life and the history of the Yanomami people.   The exhibition's future venues: The exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle has been presented in 2019 at the Instituto Moreira Salles (Brazil) and in 2020 at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris). After its presentation at Triennale Milano, it will travel in 2021 to Fundación MAPFRE (Barcelona) and in 2022 to the Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland).   The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain has supported the Yanomami cause and the work of Claudia Andujar for over twenty years. Claudia Andujar and Yanomami artists such as Taniki, Joseca, Ehuana, and Kalepi have participated in several exhibitions and are amongst the artists present in our collection. The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented her work for the first time in 2003 in the exhibition Yanomami, Spirit of the Forest. Claudia Andujar renewed her collaboration with the Fondation Cartier in 2012 with the exhibition Histoires de voir: Show and Tell, in which she presented the work of Taniki, the first Yanomami artist to work on paper. In 2013, she participated in the exhibition América Latina, 1960-2013with Marcados, a moving series of id photographs she took during a vaccination campaign she led between 1981 and 1983 throughout Yanomami territory. Thanks to this exhibition dedicated to the work of Claudia Andujar, Triennale Milano has joined forces with the Fondation Cartier through its commitment to the Yanomami and hopes to bring the history, struggles, and daily life of these people to the attention of the Italian public.   For many years, the Fondation Cartier has explored the major issues of our times, including the environment, climate change, the destruction of the animal and plant world, deforestation, and the disappearance of indigenous populations and cultures. Accompanied by artists, intellectuals, and scientists, the Fondation Cartier addresses these issues in exhibitions presented in Paris or in cultural institutions around the world.   Triennale Milano has devoted numerous projects to some of the key themes of contemporary society, such as the relationship between humans and nature, the environment and urban life. The XXII International Exhibition of Triennale MilanoBroken Nature: Design Takes on Humans Survival (March 1 - September 1, 2019) opened up a space for critical reflection on the present and future of our planet. The seminars in preparation for the XXIII edition of the International Exhibition, to be held in 2022, and the support for urban forestry activities are an example of Triennale Milano’s dedication and commitment to these urgent concerns of our times.

Exclusive editorial "Depersonalisation"
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Exclusive editorial "Depersonalisation"

Fashion Exclusive editorial, captured by Robin Berglund.     Credits:  Photographer: Robin Berglund @ https://www.instagram.com/robbinberglund/ Model: Emma Elsässer  Makeup: Josefine Vesterlund @ https://www.instagram.com/j.vesterlund/ Exclusive editorial, captured by Robin Berglund.     Credits:  Photographer: Robin Berglund @ https://www.instagram.com/robbinberglund/ Model: Emma Elsässer  Makeup: Josefine Vesterlund @ https://www.instagram.com/j.vesterlund/

Opening Design Studio by TextielMuseum
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Opening Design Studio by TextielMuseum

Art Have you ever wanted to step into a designer’s shoes for a day? You’ll shortly be able to. Well … into their socks, to be precise. Because from 26 September 2020, visitors to the TextielMuseum in Tilburg will be able to create their own personalised designer socks and scarves on a new state-of-the-art knitting machine. This special experience will take place in the TextielLab, the fully equipped development centre that’s a home-from-home for many well-known designers.   Visitors to the TextielMuseum are invited to reserve a timeslot to make a pair of socks (€20) or a scarf (€120).   To kick off this new activity, which is called Design Studio, the museum is collaborating with Dutch designer Bertjan Pot. Together, they have developed a digital application which enables museum visitors to design their own items around the theme of “colour”. A creative process that is also completely coronavirus-proof!   Bertjan Pot: “A single colour has no meaning. As I see it, colours only count when they’re blending and contrasting with each other. This is something we’re now trying to achieve with this innovative knitting machine. Socks and scarves are basically very simple. It’s the use of colour that ultimately sets them apart.”   Design Studio: Design Studio, which consists of three different spaces, will be a permanent feature within the museum, with each space covering a different phase in the design process: inspiration, design and production. The first ‘inspiration’ space is where you explore the world of leading designer Bertjan Pot, who extends an invitation to get started via a set of design principles. Moving on to the ‘design’ space, it’s time to play with colours to determine an individual design. Finally, in the ‘production’ space, visitors use the workstations to translate ideas, which may include customised text, into digital instructions. These are then sent to the knitting machine for production. It’s a unique experience and opportunity to dip your toes into the world of being a designer. You’ll be able to take your socks home with you, and scarves will be sent on afterwards. Either way, Design Studio knitwear is a fantastic gift, either as a treat for yourself or to give to someone else.   With on-demand fashion, local production, sustainable materials and zero waste now more relevant than ever, Design Studio certainly has its sights on the future of fashion.    https://www.textielmuseum.nl/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1sLwjsGd7AIVyYBQBh0gUAE7EAAYASAAEgJhqvD_BwE   Have you ever wanted to step into a designer’s shoes for a day? You’ll shortly be able to. Well … into their socks, to be precise. Because from 26 September 2020, visitors to the TextielMuseum in Tilburg will be able to create their own personalised designer socks and scarves on a new state-of-the-art knitting machine. This special experience will take place in the TextielLab, the fully equipped development centre that’s a home-from-home for many well-known designers.   Visitors to the TextielMuseum are invited to reserve a timeslot to make a pair of socks (€20) or a scarf (€120).   To kick off this new activity, which is called Design Studio, the museum is collaborating with Dutch designer Bertjan Pot. Together, they have developed a digital application which enables museum visitors to design their own items around the theme of “colour”. A creative process that is also completely coronavirus-proof!   Bertjan Pot: “A single colour has no meaning. As I see it, colours only count when they’re blending and contrasting with each other. This is something we’re now trying to achieve with this innovative knitting machine. Socks and scarves are basically very simple. It’s the use of colour that ultimately sets them apart.”   Design Studio: Design Studio, which consists of three different spaces, will be a permanent feature within the museum, with each space covering a different phase in the design process: inspiration, design and production. The first ‘inspiration’ space is where you explore the world of leading designer Bertjan Pot, who extends an invitation to get started via a set of design principles. Moving on to the ‘design’ space, it’s time to play with colours to determine an individual design. Finally, in the ‘production’ space, visitors use the workstations to translate ideas, which may include customised text, into digital instructions. These are then sent to the knitting machine for production. It’s a unique experience and opportunity to dip your toes into the world of being a designer. You’ll be able to take your socks home with you, and scarves will be sent on afterwards. Either way, Design Studio knitwear is a fantastic gift, either as a treat for yourself or to give to someone else.   With on-demand fashion, local production, sustainable materials and zero waste now more relevant than ever, Design Studio certainly has its sights on the future of fashion.    https://www.textielmuseum.nl/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1sLwjsGd7AIVyYBQBh0gUAE7EAAYASAAEgJhqvD_BwE  

Daily Paper and Van Gogh Museum Reunite for a Second Collaborative Line
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Daily Paper and Van Gogh Museum Reunite for a Second Collaborative Line

Fashion For the Fall/Winter 2020 season, Daily Paper and the Van Gogh Museum reprise for a second collaboration which sees a selection of legendary Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork reinterpreted and reproduced on a collection of winter-ready garments. While the first Daily Paper x Van Gogh Museum explored the subject matter of Van Gogh’s art, for this second collaboration we turn our gaze back upon the artist himself. We hope to inspire and educate a generation by connecting the dots between the old and new. Read the full press release and download the assets below. The Daily Paper x Van Gogh Museum collection is priced from €70 - €280 and will be available at Daily Paper and Van Gogh Museum online websites, both storefronts, and selected retailers worldwide from October 2, 2020, 12 PM CET.   Collection: Van Gogh’s Body of Work Translated into Winter Garments: This sophomore capsule sees the evolution of concepts explored in our debut collection, with several of Van Gogh’s most iconic pieces of artwork executed as graphics on street-ready winter outerwear. New silhouettes this season include Daily Paper’s signature puffer jacket adorned with an allover print of the Dutch artist’s The Potato Eaters (1885) alongside some of his floral compositions. Elsewhere, the Daily Paper cold-weather essentials like the reversible bomber jacket, woven beanie and scarf are elevated through the dual-branded logo that is a hallmark of the collaboration. Alongside sportswear staples like tees and hoodies, other highlights include floral printed denim jeans and tote and two-toned split shirting.   For the Fall/Winter 2020 season, Daily Paper and the Van Gogh Museum reprise for a second collaboration which sees a selection of legendary Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork reinterpreted and reproduced on a collection of winter-ready garments. While the first Daily Paper x Van Gogh Museum explored the subject matter of Van Gogh’s art, for this second collaboration we turn our gaze back upon the artist himself. We hope to inspire and educate a generation by connecting the dots between the old and new. Read the full press release and download the assets below. The Daily Paper x Van Gogh Museum collection is priced from €70 - €280 and will be available at Daily Paper and Van Gogh Museum online websites, both storefronts, and selected retailers worldwide from October 2, 2020, 12 PM CET.   Collection: Van Gogh’s Body of Work Translated into Winter Garments: This sophomore capsule sees the evolution of concepts explored in our debut collection, with several of Van Gogh’s most iconic pieces of artwork executed as graphics on street-ready winter outerwear. New silhouettes this season include Daily Paper’s signature puffer jacket adorned with an allover print of the Dutch artist’s The Potato Eaters (1885) alongside some of his floral compositions. Elsewhere, the Daily Paper cold-weather essentials like the reversible bomber jacket, woven beanie and scarf are elevated through the dual-branded logo that is a hallmark of the collaboration. Alongside sportswear staples like tees and hoodies, other highlights include floral printed denim jeans and tote and two-toned split shirting.  

Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

Travel The three founding hotels of The Set are located in the cultural heart of their vibrant cities. They have for decades a racted people who drive change and creativity and are places where established and emerging ideas come together to shape the future. Matching the spirit and pace of contemporary life, The Set hotels are explicitly designed to enable new discoveries and to capture the hearts and minds of guests in the process. These are places people love, want to return to and to tell others about. Simply put, they are the modern grand hotels of our time.     Over 100 years ago, architect Daniel Knuttel turned to a mix of neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau principles to visually celebrate the importance of the Conservatorium building. Today, Italian architect Piero Lissoni uses a contemporary design language to complement and continue this narrative. Inside and out, a strong design aesthetic is fundamental to the Conservatorium. It actually tells its story. The building’s original function as a savings bank is apparent in the playful details so embraced by the Art Nouveau movement. There are stone pigs carved into the staircase to symbolise piggy banks; spider webs on the tiles in the shopping arcade allude to spiders trapping ies to consume later; and the tiles also portray bees, which, metaphorically, save stocks of honey for the wintertime. These elements demonstrate an attention to design detail that remains today. Italian architect and design maestro Piero Lissoni was responsible for evolving this rich design history into a contemporary space. The way he merged the 19th century edi ce by encasing its interior courtyard in glass demonstrates a seamless, innate understanding of old and new, public and private. Lissoni’s style is rich, muted and stylishly pared-back. While his vision contrasts to the decorative nature of the original 19th century edice, it brings a new mood – and a new function – to this historic landmark building.     The Conservatorium regularly collaborates with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam music school and together they started the Expression of Art Award series. Each year, students from the jazz department are invited to play at the hotel. A jury is present to announce the winner, who is awarded with a monetary fund to encourage them in their musical career. The hotel’s cultural commitment goes beyond music. It has an ever-changing roster of contemporary artists displaying their work in the hotel lobby. These artists range from emerging talent to globally established names such as Banksy and Scholten & Baijings. Local artists also decorate the Artist in Residence Suites upstairs with works. These pieces are rotated frequently and are shown alongside publications giving details. They are accompanied by a series of lectures and workshops. The permanent art collection in the hotel has been curated by architect Piero Lissoni, and includes everything from reproductions of historic Dutch masterpieces to brand new commissions inspired by the Conservatorium’s cultural and musical history.   The Conservatorium has an illustrious, century-long past where society has always gathered together. This is especially apparent today in its elegant bar and restaurants. The restaurant Taiko rede nes contemporary Asian cuisine with authentic dishes made of local, seasonal products. Taiko takes its name from the Japanese for ‘drum’, and is located in the percussion room of the old music school. For something more casual, there is the Brasserie where platters full of healthy dishes greet customers as they arrive and afternoon tea is served every day. Lastly, the Tunes Bar serves cocktails, which are best enjoyed during the weekend when the in-house DJ brings the room alive.   The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre marries innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions. It boasts seven treatment rooms, including a double treatment suite, and o ers some of the nest signature spa treatments in Amsterdam. There is a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages. Akasha also features Amsterdam’s only Watsu pool for tailored hydro-treatments and guided meditation, as well as a large gym featuring Life Fitness equipment and private studios for yoga, pilates and more.     Located on Museumplein – Amsterdam’s historic cultural hub – the Conservatorium is surrounded by legendary artworks, ne examples of the applied arts and classical and jazz music in a set of world-famous institutions. Paintings by the Netherland’s greatest master can be found at the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum has a team of historic Dutch masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Contemporary art is shown close by at the Stedelijk Museum and Moco Museum and opposite is the Concertgebouw, which has one of Europe’s best music programmes. This community of culture is within footsteps of the Conservatorium.     Are you planning your next trip but want maximum flexibility? With The Set Flex you can book now, but change your dates and/or destination up to two times, up to the end of 2021. Have you booked your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel, but decide to go to Paris or London after all, with The Set Flex you can change the destination and the dates easily. Furthermore, you will get 25% discount on our best available rate and you can enjoy at the relaxing environment of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing at each of our beautifully composed properties.   We love treats - who doesn't? Book your stay with us directly or via your preferred travel advisor and we'll treat you to a €30 hotel credit (or €60 for suite bookings) to enjoy in our restaurants or spa, a guaranteed upgrade, a guaranteed early check-in and a guaranteed late check-out until 3 pm. The best offer you will find, guaranteed. T&Cs apply.   For more information and booking please visit their website: conservatoriumhotel.com The three founding hotels of The Set are located in the cultural heart of their vibrant cities. They have for decades a racted people who drive change and creativity and are places where established and emerging ideas come together to shape the future. Matching the spirit and pace of contemporary life, The Set hotels are explicitly designed to enable new discoveries and to capture the hearts and minds of guests in the process. These are places people love, want to return to and to tell others about. Simply put, they are the modern grand hotels of our time.     Over 100 years ago, architect Daniel Knuttel turned to a mix of neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau principles to visually celebrate the importance of the Conservatorium building. Today, Italian architect Piero Lissoni uses a contemporary design language to complement and continue this narrative. Inside and out, a strong design aesthetic is fundamental to the Conservatorium. It actually tells its story. The building’s original function as a savings bank is apparent in the playful details so embraced by the Art Nouveau movement. There are stone pigs carved into the staircase to symbolise piggy banks; spider webs on the tiles in the shopping arcade allude to spiders trapping ies to consume later; and the tiles also portray bees, which, metaphorically, save stocks of honey for the wintertime. These elements demonstrate an attention to design detail that remains today. Italian architect and design maestro Piero Lissoni was responsible for evolving this rich design history into a contemporary space. The way he merged the 19th century edi ce by encasing its interior courtyard in glass demonstrates a seamless, innate understanding of old and new, public and private. Lissoni’s style is rich, muted and stylishly pared-back. While his vision contrasts to the decorative nature of the original 19th century edice, it brings a new mood – and a new function – to this historic landmark building.     The Conservatorium regularly collaborates with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam music school and together they started the Expression of Art Award series. Each year, students from the jazz department are invited to play at the hotel. A jury is present to announce the winner, who is awarded with a monetary fund to encourage them in their musical career. The hotel’s cultural commitment goes beyond music. It has an ever-changing roster of contemporary artists displaying their work in the hotel lobby. These artists range from emerging talent to globally established names such as Banksy and Scholten & Baijings. Local artists also decorate the Artist in Residence Suites upstairs with works. These pieces are rotated frequently and are shown alongside publications giving details. They are accompanied by a series of lectures and workshops. The permanent art collection in the hotel has been curated by architect Piero Lissoni, and includes everything from reproductions of historic Dutch masterpieces to brand new commissions inspired by the Conservatorium’s cultural and musical history.   The Conservatorium has an illustrious, century-long past where society has always gathered together. This is especially apparent today in its elegant bar and restaurants. The restaurant Taiko rede nes contemporary Asian cuisine with authentic dishes made of local, seasonal products. Taiko takes its name from the Japanese for ‘drum’, and is located in the percussion room of the old music school. For something more casual, there is the Brasserie where platters full of healthy dishes greet customers as they arrive and afternoon tea is served every day. Lastly, the Tunes Bar serves cocktails, which are best enjoyed during the weekend when the in-house DJ brings the room alive.   The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre marries innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions. It boasts seven treatment rooms, including a double treatment suite, and o ers some of the nest signature spa treatments in Amsterdam. There is a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages. Akasha also features Amsterdam’s only Watsu pool for tailored hydro-treatments and guided meditation, as well as a large gym featuring Life Fitness equipment and private studios for yoga, pilates and more.     Located on Museumplein – Amsterdam’s historic cultural hub – the Conservatorium is surrounded by legendary artworks, ne examples of the applied arts and classical and jazz music in a set of world-famous institutions. Paintings by the Netherland’s greatest master can be found at the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum has a team of historic Dutch masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Contemporary art is shown close by at the Stedelijk Museum and Moco Museum and opposite is the Concertgebouw, which has one of Europe’s best music programmes. This community of culture is within footsteps of the Conservatorium.     Are you planning your next trip but want maximum flexibility? With The Set Flex you can book now, but change your dates and/or destination up to two times, up to the end of 2021. Have you booked your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel, but decide to go to Paris or London after all, with The Set Flex you can change the destination and the dates easily. Furthermore, you will get 25% discount on our best available rate and you can enjoy at the relaxing environment of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing at each of our beautifully composed properties.   We love treats - who doesn't? Book your stay with us directly or via your preferred travel advisor and we'll treat you to a €30 hotel credit (or €60 for suite bookings) to enjoy in our restaurants or spa, a guaranteed upgrade, a guaranteed early check-in and a guaranteed late check-out until 3 pm. The best offer you will find, guaranteed. T&Cs apply.   For more information and booking please visit their website: conservatoriumhotel.com

Merijn Kavelaars presents My Dogma
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Merijn Kavelaars presents My Dogma

Art New solo exhibition in Art Chapel in Amsterdam, 10-13 September 2020     Amsterdam, 9 September 2020 – Analogue art combined with video mapping. These are the ingredients for My Dogma, the new solo exhibition by Merijn Kavelaars that is on show in the Art Chapel in Amsterdam from 10 September.  His studio, an empty church that should remain untouched, is the starting point of the exhibition. Confrontation and intuition spur him to free himself from the limitation of the church and to reinvent himself as an artist. From his dogma – intuition, challenge and liberation – he brings his practice to a higher level.     The church as his canvas: Early 2020, Kavelaars temporarily occupies a 900 m2 Catholic church in Amsterdam-Noord. For the artist, who is used to not limiting himself to the canvas, this workspace is both a blessing and a curse. The walls are invitingly white, a perfect blank canvas for his large-scale murals and paintings. Sparsely decorated as it may be, the church is a monument, which makes it forbidden for Kavelaars to make any alterations to the space. The impressive interior thus remains the same and the walls must remain untouched.     A new visual language:   The monumental church, presenting as many opportunities as it does limitations, may be one of the largest artistic challenges Kavelaars has faced. “This building symbolises a dogmatic way of thinking – despite the possibilities it presents me as an artist, it is a rigid place that hangs on to conventions. Within this limitation, my work shows that I am diametrically opposed to that. I show my dogma – intuition, challenge and liberation,” says Merijn Kavelaars.  The church makes him rethink his art practice. Here he 'discovers' digital media, develops new ways of working, and starts a new chapter in his visual language.     Live painting:   Looking for a way to paint the church, Kavelaars turns to a digital approach. He decides to create stop-motion animations that are projected onto the walls and ornaments by creative studio Mr. Beam. Together they blend an analogue approach with new media without losing sight of the autonomous process. In dozens of shots, the artist captures the development of an artwork. The church is taken over by doodles that follow the architecture of the space. Kavelaars then makes room for his expressive, more autonomous work – he challenges his own figurative doodles with harsh black strokes of paint. He erases his doodled universe and replaces it with bold colours and elements that result in 12 entirely new works.     My Dogma in Art Chapel:   During the exhibition, the 12 works that are on show, were all assembled in the same way. Each of the works has been turned into a stop-motion animation and projected onto the church walls. The projections are documented in a video that is shown during the exhibition.     In order to follow the current rules regarding Covid-19, visitors are asked to sign up and reserve a timeslot via: www.kavelaars.com       MERIJN KAVELAARS – 'MY DOGMA', 10-13 September 2020. Afterwards, the exhibition will be available online. Press presentation: 9 September 2020 Location: Art Chapel, Pr. Irenestraat 21, 1077 WT Amsterdam Website: www.kavelaars.com New solo exhibition in Art Chapel in Amsterdam, 10-13 September 2020     Amsterdam, 9 September 2020 – Analogue art combined with video mapping. These are the ingredients for My Dogma, the new solo exhibition by Merijn Kavelaars that is on show in the Art Chapel in Amsterdam from 10 September.  His studio, an empty church that should remain untouched, is the starting point of the exhibition. Confrontation and intuition spur him to free himself from the limitation of the church and to reinvent himself as an artist. From his dogma – intuition, challenge and liberation – he brings his practice to a higher level.     The church as his canvas: Early 2020, Kavelaars temporarily occupies a 900 m2 Catholic church in Amsterdam-Noord. For the artist, who is used to not limiting himself to the canvas, this workspace is both a blessing and a curse. The walls are invitingly white, a perfect blank canvas for his large-scale murals and paintings. Sparsely decorated as it may be, the church is a monument, which makes it forbidden for Kavelaars to make any alterations to the space. The impressive interior thus remains the same and the walls must remain untouched.     A new visual language:   The monumental church, presenting as many opportunities as it does limitations, may be one of the largest artistic challenges Kavelaars has faced. “This building symbolises a dogmatic way of thinking – despite the possibilities it presents me as an artist, it is a rigid place that hangs on to conventions. Within this limitation, my work shows that I am diametrically opposed to that. I show my dogma – intuition, challenge and liberation,” says Merijn Kavelaars.  The church makes him rethink his art practice. Here he 'discovers' digital media, develops new ways of working, and starts a new chapter in his visual language.     Live painting:   Looking for a way to paint the church, Kavelaars turns to a digital approach. He decides to create stop-motion animations that are projected onto the walls and ornaments by creative studio Mr. Beam. Together they blend an analogue approach with new media without losing sight of the autonomous process. In dozens of shots, the artist captures the development of an artwork. The church is taken over by doodles that follow the architecture of the space. Kavelaars then makes room for his expressive, more autonomous work – he challenges his own figurative doodles with harsh black strokes of paint. He erases his doodled universe and replaces it with bold colours and elements that result in 12 entirely new works.     My Dogma in Art Chapel:   During the exhibition, the 12 works that are on show, were all assembled in the same way. Each of the works has been turned into a stop-motion animation and projected onto the church walls. The projections are documented in a video that is shown during the exhibition.     In order to follow the current rules regarding Covid-19, visitors are asked to sign up and reserve a timeslot via: www.kavelaars.com       MERIJN KAVELAARS – 'MY DOGMA', 10-13 September 2020. Afterwards, the exhibition will be available online. Press presentation: 9 September 2020 Location: Art Chapel, Pr. Irenestraat 21, 1077 WT Amsterdam Website: www.kavelaars.com

Garage Amsterdam presents 8th Ply group exhibition
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Garage Amsterdam presents 8th Ply group exhibition

Art Seven layers of maple wood, or 7-ply, is the core construction of the skateboard deck and the bedrock of this globally popular sport/lifestyle. In a year when skateboarding was destined to debut as an official Olympic sport for the first time in history, 8th Ply is here to put a focus on another layer of this popular activity. Continuing their successful collaboration Sasha Bogojev and Mark Chalmers team up again for 8th Ply. Curated by Sasha Bogojev and presented by e Garage Amsterdam, 8th Ply is a group exhibition featuring artists whose lives were, and are, signi cantly marked by their connection with skateboarding.     Working in a variety of mediums, applying different techniques, and using a diverse range of aesthetics to express their creativity, the presentation aims to provide a glimpse at the uniqueness, imagination, and resourcefulness of the people closely connected to skateboarding. And while skateboarding itself is now a big part of popular culture and is getting heavily branded as a mainstream sport, 8th Ply serves as a metaphor for the cardinal ingredient that turns a wooden plank into a form of identi cation.     “From my perspective, 8th Ply represents the channeling of human energy and emotion into the artifact of the skateboard. e combination of board and rider together allows each to become greater than the sum of their parts. My work across the globe bears witness to the inspiring magic that occurs when skateboarders—particularly among SOC—are allowed to move beyond the local and contribute their viewpoints, actions, and activism to the global language of skateboarding culture. Each rider carries a di erent thread of humanity which, when woven into the broader fabric of skateboarding, emboldens the next generation to see skateboarding as an outlet for their voice.     As a young Black teenager, I witnessed rsthand how overt and covert racism negatively a ected the lives of people of color, and I sought ways to disrupt its e ects. Once discovering skateboarding, I found a new space of freedom and self-ex- pression, as part of a multi-gendered, multiracial collective dedicated to pushing through life’s challenges atop 7-Plys of Hardrock-maple. e diversity within our coalition o ered a blueprint, which demonstrated that when harnessed correct- ly, skateboarding culture might o er the possibility to challenge power, build community, and create social change.” - Dr. Ne alie Williams, Artist. Scholar. Diplomat. Activist. Skateboarder.     8th Ply features work by Ed Templeton, James Jarvis, Jean Jullien, Adam Neate, Boris Tellegen, Parra, Josh Jeferson, Andrew Schoultz, and Jeffrey Cheung.     Garage Amsterdam was created in 2004 by Mark Chalmers, a creative director and founder of the interna- tionally lauded Creative Social. Mark also runs the international studio Chalming.Co where he is working with artists and art to build global brands through culture. Brands such as Nike, Dior, Google and Patagonia. Fascinated by the power of grassroots networks, Chalmers started e Garage Amsterdam, as a place where artists could stay while in Amsterdam, create and exhibit work and connect with other artists. Since 1631 and now a UNESCO World Heritage site the space has born witness from Calvanism through Rem- brandt, and as a former brewery, restation, church and squat, continues its cultural theme embracing artists working with museums, causes and contemporary shows.     Adam Neate - British artist whose works on recycled cardboard le in the street for anyone to collect made a big push towards transferring street art into galleries. rough his studio practice has been exploring with Dimensional Painting in which he mixes unordinary mediums and techniques to elevate his gure-based works above the at surface. e artist has been actively skateboarding for decades and had an exhibition comprising of 100 hand- illustrated skateboard decks with Clown Skateboards in the UK.   Andrew Schoultz - LA-based artist equally popular for his large-scale intricate murals, and his densely layered pain- tings that are transforming the illustrative elements into a visual language of its own. Created as an intuitive response to various social, political, and economical issues, the works’ visual chaoticness follows their thematic complexity. Over the years his love for skateboarding and art has been intertwining through the di erent projects including painting the In nity Plaza skate park in Miami, the Community Skatepark in Las Vegas, or the infamous Tampa skatepark.   Boris Tellegen - Dutch visual artist who started his artistic career in the 1980s under pseudonym DELTA, treating his tag/name as a sculpture and being one of the pioneers of dimensional gra ti. rough his practice, he is regularly mixing the in uences of his education in industrial design with a constructivist approach, while working with every- thing from architecture, painting, sculpture, and installation. Over the years he collaborated or worked on many skate- boarding-related projects, including designing a Supreme logo or working on a line of apparel with Pop Trading Co.   Ed Templeton - American professional skateboarder, contemporary artist, and photographer., founder of the iconic skateboard company, Toy Machine, based in Huntington Beach, California. roughout his life, he’s been intertwining his passion for street photography, drawing, and painting, regularly exhibiting these works together as well as using them as key elements in the visual identity of his skateboard company. With a focus on suburban America, youth culture, and the neglected, Toy Machine made a critical change opening the skateboarding world towards diversity and inclusion.   James Jarvis - British illustrator and toy designer whose illustrations transcended the boundaries of the visual art form, elevating him to a visual philosopher title. rough his expressive, intuitive, quirky simplistic illustrations, Jarvis is observing the world, o en using his skateboarding sensibility to tackle everything from most mundane, to existential issues. Over the years he worked on countless skateboard-related projects, including collaborating with companies such as Krooked, Nike SB, etc.   Jean Jullien - French graphic designer and illustrator, who in recent years re-focused his creative practice from making witty commentary on everyday life towards painting a visual diary of his life. Portraying everything from family mo- ments, rural France, beachside life, to sur ng, the work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. In 2016 he designed a line of skateboards for Almost Skateboards and has collaborated with e Skateroom on a special project.   Jeffrey Cheung - Bay Area artist whose playful and intimate visuals have been showcased widely around the globe and led him to launching Unity, a printing press and skateboard company that supports queer, trans, and people of color (QTPOC). While painting and illustration have been arguably his recognized route for self-expression, he is active in the world of skateboarding and music, always putting the focus on keeping the doors open for people who have been unable to express their honest selves.   Josh Jefferson - Visual artist actively producing work since the late 1990s with a focus on material experimentation and visual simplicity. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, the artist grew up surrounded by skateboarding and sur ng culture which strongly informed his aesthetics and approach to creative expression. Boun- cing between playing Free Jazz and Free Improv and painting, his ongoing studio practice is focused on abstracted conceptualizing of the human face.   Parra - Dutch visual artist from Amsterdam who’s been working with design, drawing, painting, animation, and sculp- ture, and has been showing his work at galleries worldwide as well as collaborating with countless major brands. A few years back he launched the unique Tired Skateboards brand, focused on the veterans among skateboarders, and has recently collaborated with Nike on designing the national uniforms for Olympic Games for skateboarding teams from the USA, France, and Brazil. Seven layers of maple wood, or 7-ply, is the core construction of the skateboard deck and the bedrock of this globally popular sport/lifestyle. In a year when skateboarding was destined to debut as an official Olympic sport for the first time in history, 8th Ply is here to put a focus on another layer of this popular activity. Continuing their successful collaboration Sasha Bogojev and Mark Chalmers team up again for 8th Ply. Curated by Sasha Bogojev and presented by e Garage Amsterdam, 8th Ply is a group exhibition featuring artists whose lives were, and are, signi cantly marked by their connection with skateboarding.     Working in a variety of mediums, applying different techniques, and using a diverse range of aesthetics to express their creativity, the presentation aims to provide a glimpse at the uniqueness, imagination, and resourcefulness of the people closely connected to skateboarding. And while skateboarding itself is now a big part of popular culture and is getting heavily branded as a mainstream sport, 8th Ply serves as a metaphor for the cardinal ingredient that turns a wooden plank into a form of identi cation.     “From my perspective, 8th Ply represents the channeling of human energy and emotion into the artifact of the skateboard. e combination of board and rider together allows each to become greater than the sum of their parts. My work across the globe bears witness to the inspiring magic that occurs when skateboarders—particularly among SOC—are allowed to move beyond the local and contribute their viewpoints, actions, and activism to the global language of skateboarding culture. Each rider carries a di erent thread of humanity which, when woven into the broader fabric of skateboarding, emboldens the next generation to see skateboarding as an outlet for their voice.     As a young Black teenager, I witnessed rsthand how overt and covert racism negatively a ected the lives of people of color, and I sought ways to disrupt its e ects. Once discovering skateboarding, I found a new space of freedom and self-ex- pression, as part of a multi-gendered, multiracial collective dedicated to pushing through life’s challenges atop 7-Plys of Hardrock-maple. e diversity within our coalition o ered a blueprint, which demonstrated that when harnessed correct- ly, skateboarding culture might o er the possibility to challenge power, build community, and create social change.” - Dr. Ne alie Williams, Artist. Scholar. Diplomat. Activist. Skateboarder.     8th Ply features work by Ed Templeton, James Jarvis, Jean Jullien, Adam Neate, Boris Tellegen, Parra, Josh Jeferson, Andrew Schoultz, and Jeffrey Cheung.     Garage Amsterdam was created in 2004 by Mark Chalmers, a creative director and founder of the interna- tionally lauded Creative Social. Mark also runs the international studio Chalming.Co where he is working with artists and art to build global brands through culture. Brands such as Nike, Dior, Google and Patagonia. Fascinated by the power of grassroots networks, Chalmers started e Garage Amsterdam, as a place where artists could stay while in Amsterdam, create and exhibit work and connect with other artists. Since 1631 and now a UNESCO World Heritage site the space has born witness from Calvanism through Rem- brandt, and as a former brewery, restation, church and squat, continues its cultural theme embracing artists working with museums, causes and contemporary shows.     Adam Neate - British artist whose works on recycled cardboard le in the street for anyone to collect made a big push towards transferring street art into galleries. rough his studio practice has been exploring with Dimensional Painting in which he mixes unordinary mediums and techniques to elevate his gure-based works above the at surface. e artist has been actively skateboarding for decades and had an exhibition comprising of 100 hand- illustrated skateboard decks with Clown Skateboards in the UK.   Andrew Schoultz - LA-based artist equally popular for his large-scale intricate murals, and his densely layered pain- tings that are transforming the illustrative elements into a visual language of its own. Created as an intuitive response to various social, political, and economical issues, the works’ visual chaoticness follows their thematic complexity. Over the years his love for skateboarding and art has been intertwining through the di erent projects including painting the In nity Plaza skate park in Miami, the Community Skatepark in Las Vegas, or the infamous Tampa skatepark.   Boris Tellegen - Dutch visual artist who started his artistic career in the 1980s under pseudonym DELTA, treating his tag/name as a sculpture and being one of the pioneers of dimensional gra ti. rough his practice, he is regularly mixing the in uences of his education in industrial design with a constructivist approach, while working with every- thing from architecture, painting, sculpture, and installation. Over the years he collaborated or worked on many skate- boarding-related projects, including designing a Supreme logo or working on a line of apparel with Pop Trading Co.   Ed Templeton - American professional skateboarder, contemporary artist, and photographer., founder of the iconic skateboard company, Toy Machine, based in Huntington Beach, California. roughout his life, he’s been intertwining his passion for street photography, drawing, and painting, regularly exhibiting these works together as well as using them as key elements in the visual identity of his skateboard company. With a focus on suburban America, youth culture, and the neglected, Toy Machine made a critical change opening the skateboarding world towards diversity and inclusion.   James Jarvis - British illustrator and toy designer whose illustrations transcended the boundaries of the visual art form, elevating him to a visual philosopher title. rough his expressive, intuitive, quirky simplistic illustrations, Jarvis is observing the world, o en using his skateboarding sensibility to tackle everything from most mundane, to existential issues. Over the years he worked on countless skateboard-related projects, including collaborating with companies such as Krooked, Nike SB, etc.   Jean Jullien - French graphic designer and illustrator, who in recent years re-focused his creative practice from making witty commentary on everyday life towards painting a visual diary of his life. Portraying everything from family mo- ments, rural France, beachside life, to sur ng, the work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. In 2016 he designed a line of skateboards for Almost Skateboards and has collaborated with e Skateroom on a special project.   Jeffrey Cheung - Bay Area artist whose playful and intimate visuals have been showcased widely around the globe and led him to launching Unity, a printing press and skateboard company that supports queer, trans, and people of color (QTPOC). While painting and illustration have been arguably his recognized route for self-expression, he is active in the world of skateboarding and music, always putting the focus on keeping the doors open for people who have been unable to express their honest selves.   Josh Jefferson - Visual artist actively producing work since the late 1990s with a focus on material experimentation and visual simplicity. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, the artist grew up surrounded by skateboarding and sur ng culture which strongly informed his aesthetics and approach to creative expression. Boun- cing between playing Free Jazz and Free Improv and painting, his ongoing studio practice is focused on abstracted conceptualizing of the human face.   Parra - Dutch visual artist from Amsterdam who’s been working with design, drawing, painting, animation, and sculp- ture, and has been showing his work at galleries worldwide as well as collaborating with countless major brands. A few years back he launched the unique Tired Skateboards brand, focused on the veterans among skateboarders, and has recently collaborated with Nike on designing the national uniforms for Olympic Games for skateboarding teams from the USA, France, and Brazil.

Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors
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Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors

Art From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns. From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns.

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