Wintersemester 2022/2023, BA/MA Textil- und Flächendesign Exzellenzcluster , Textil_Startseite
Material Legacies: Exhibition at KGM Berlin (Nov. 4, 2022 to Feb. 26, 2023)
The exhibition »Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin explores contingencies and ruptures between traditional crafts and the most recent developments at the crossroads of material research, design, engineering, and architecture. It brings together artifacts from the museum’s collection with work-in-progress installations by designers and researchers from the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« in order to initiate a dialogue about the historical, contemporary, and future conditions under which materiality unfolds.
By engaging with a series of different materials and techniques the exhibition encompasses both the problematization of unsustainable pasts and presents as well as the imagination of speculative material futures. Taking materiality as a starting point, each of the exhibits investigates its sociocultural, economic, and political context in order to disentangle the multiple interrelations that arise from and with materials. As such »Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« aims to challenge the passive understandings of materiality and associate with the widening discourse on relational knowledge practices in arts, design, humanities, and social science.
Weißensee School of Art and Design Berlin is part of this exhibition with contributions by Prof. Dr. Karola Dierichs, Prof. Dr. Patricia Ribault, Prof. Christiane Sauer, and quite a few current as well as former artistic associates and students.
»Design Lab #13: Material Legacies« is part of the Design Lab exhibition series at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, that since 2019, has invited selected design studios, students, and researchers to present current projects and to engage in discourse with the collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts. The series is curated by Claudia Banz, curator for design at the Kunstgewerbemuseum. It is supported by the Kuratorium Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Board of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation).
On view from 4 November 2022 to 26 February 2023.
Kunstgewerbemuseum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
Open Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Curated by Michaela Büsse and Emile De Visscher, PhD
Dr. Mason Dean
Emile De Visscher, PhD
Prof. Dr. Karola Dierichs
Dr. Michaela Eder
Dr. Lorenzo Guiducci
Dr.-Ing. Agata Kycia
Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis
Prof. Dr. John Nyakatura
Prof. Dr. Patricia Ribault
Prof. Christiane Sauer
Prof. Dr. med. Igor Sauer
Prof. Dr. Robert Stock
Charlett WenigProject subjects BA/MA Textil- und Flächendesign