Collectible Talks

Saturday, 10 March at 4 pm 2018: What’s the programme?

As part of COLLECTIBLE, CID – center for innovation and design at Grand-Hornu proposes an afternoon dedicated to discovering what’s on offer from the main design institutions in Belgium, with an opportunity to explore themes that touch on the programming of three institutions, as well as the Frac Grand Large in Dunkirk. Public collections, nightclub design, the return of craftsmanship or the Limits to Growth in design are just a few of the topics that will be explored on Saturday, 10 March from 4 pm – and throughout the year. Several monographic exhibitions also feature designers such as Florence Doléac, Maarten Baas and Benoît Deneufbourg.

    Keren Detton, in dialogue with Florence Doléac and Evelien Bracke

    Minute Papillon. Florence Doléac 
    Les collections à travers le choix de KVM (Ju Huyn Lee & Ludovic Burel)
    Tubologie — Nos vies dans les tubes

    The FRAC Grand Large continues to enrich its collection and presents its acquisition with its new committee (Evelien Bracke for design). Currently, visitors can discover Florence Doléac’s work. Inspired by the childish world, the exhibition, Minute Papillon, transforms the domestic world with humour and malice. From 21 April, the FRAC invites the artist and designer duo, KVM (Ju Huyn Lee & Ludovic Burel) to design an exhibition from its collections. Tubologie – Nos vies dans les tubes is inspired by the figure of the “horizontal worker” and examines the future of eco-social art and design

    Photography: Keren Detton © Ville de Dunkerque

  • 4:30 - ADAM - Brussels Design Museum
    Arnaud Bozzini

    Soviet Design. Red Wealth
    Night Fever. Designing Club Culture
    Design Generation 

    Opened in December 2015, the ADAM- Brussels Design Museum is a recent museum dedicated to historical and contemporary design. Originating with the purchase of a large and unique private collection of 2,000 objects, all made of plastic, the museum offers as permanent exhibition an original take on the history of artistic and technical creativity from the utopian 1960s to the present day. Simultaneously, temporary exhibitions and events explore the design world through other themes, materials, techniques and times. We are excited this year to have our visitors discover two exhibitions with an innovative approach on the history of design (Soviet Design. Red Wealth and Night Fever. Designing Club Culture), and we are proud to showcase the terrific talent of contemporary Belgian designers in our third exhibition, Design Generation.

    Photography: Arnaud Bozzini

  • 5:00 - Design museum Gent
    Katrien Laporte

    Poème brut
    Hide & Seek, Maarten Baas
    Object Stories. Verhalen uit de collectie 

    From 30 March, Poème Brut (curators: Siegrid Demyttenaere + atelier lachaert d’hanis) explores the renewed interest of designers in crafts, local techniques and materials. As a counterpoint to aspects of globalisation and dematerialisation in today’s world, many designers are not only currently focusing their attention on old and new materials, but also on the creative process and its application. From 18 May, the unusual perspective of Maarten Baas will be added. Located at the intersection of art and design, his work is known as conceptual, humorous, rebellious and theatrical. Hide & Seek, Maarten Baas presents an overview of his most important work over the past 15 years. This is followed by Object Stories. Verhalen uit de collectie, which investigates how objects from a collection can be presented in a contemporary and flexible context.

    Photography: Katrien Laporte

  • CID – center for innovation and design at Grand-Hornu
    Marie Pok in dialogue with Benoît Deneufbourg

    Together: The New Collective Architecture
    Halte à la croissance. Design en transition
    Benoît Deneufbourg. Question de choix

    The Centre for Innovation and Design begins the year with an exhibition exploring new community architecture. Summer is devoted to the theme of de-growth. What responsibility does design play in the consumer society? Which projects call for reducing the consumption of raw materials and fossil fuels? Does a non-profit design exist? Could design become an experimental ground for reversing dominant economic processes? Can design escape the obligation to grow? The year ends with a monographic exhibition of work by designer Benoît Deneufbourg.

    Photography: Marie Pok © Photo Frédéric Raevens

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