03 September – 02 November 2014
An exhibition for Kunstgewerbemuseums Dresden in cooperation with Okolo
At Schloss Pillnitz, Bergpalais, Dresden, Germany
The Czech design collective Okolo is at the heart of this exhibition. The members of Okolo are fascinated by the meaning of objects. They scrutinise the world of things with finely tuned sensibility,and post selected examples of paradigmatic design on their blog, okoloweb.cz. This particular interest has transformed the collective into a group of collectors.
The quintessentially human theme of collecting is therefore the focus of the exhibition, which casts light on both private and museum collecting. Experts express their views, and finally several specific themes are explored through examples. Each week, the content of the exhibition is augmented by a blogpost on okoloweb.cz, thus making it accessible to a wider public beyond the exhibition. (Text: Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden)
With contributions by Volker Albus, Jan Boelen, Moniek E. Bucquoye, David Clarke, Rudolf Damm, Bernadette Deddens, Amac Garbe, Carl Haase, Heinrich von Kleist, Tomáš Libertíny, Kai Linke, Stefan Linkewitz, Pet van de Luijtgaarden, Jana Scholze, Robert Štěrba, Bernhard Maaz, Agata Nowotny, Stefan Pabst, Héloïse Parke, Patrick Vogt, Konrad Weber, Jo Zarth, Sebastian Zimmerhackl
Lecture “Why do we collect?” with the curators of the exhibition Matylda Krzykowski (Depot Basel) und Adam Štěch (Okolo) prior the opening at 5 pm.
Guided tour with the director Tulga Beyerle on 07.09. and 19.10.2014, 3 pm