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CONCERTS, EXHIBITION GUIDES - PHOTO JUHÁSZ TAMÁS
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ABOUT - THE DESIGN WITHOUT BORDERS EXHIBITION AND EVENT SERIES
This year sees the 18th Design Without Borders exhibition and related event series. During the years past, the project – organised without any institutional background – has undergone enormous development and has become one of the region’s most significant design and all-arts events.
The initiative focuses on interoperability between genres and themes. Its name reflects itsinternationa-lity, regional dialogue, European unity and the influence of individual art formson each other. The organisers’ express intention is to present the broad interpretationpossibilities of design: by broadening the concept, they focus on the creative approach and innovation. In accordance with the practice of previous years, the presented works, projects, and objects combine the most diverse fields – design, visual arts, fine art and performing arts.
In 2022 the works of a total of 214 artists from 24 countries are exhibited. In addition to series-produced pieces, small-batch series of furniture and accessories, prototypes, andeven experimental pieces are included too. What’s more, visitors can also find one-offworks, object / material experiments and artworks on the borderline bet-ween design and fine art. Many invited artists deal with current social and ecological issues such as sustainability or social responsibility.
The selection includes the works of different generations, from university students in their twenties to career-starters, through defining, internationally recognized mid-generation artists to mature artists in their nineties.
In addition to the presentation of regional designers, the focus of the exhibition is on Finnish design. The selection provides a comprehensive picture of the internationally defining role of Finnish design, of Finnish design education with its unique approach, including the importance of sustainability, as well as the openness, receptiveness and creativity that characterises Finnish culture. In addition to artists active in various fields of design and belonging to different generations, the selection includes globally successful progressive Finnish brands in the form of works by Alvar Aalto and by the students of Aalto University’s Department of Design and Department of Architecture as the highlights.
Each year, Design Without Borders reflects on important professional events, so this year are presentative selection related to the International Year of Glass is showcased. A soloexhibition by Czech glass artist Lukáš Jabůrek and a selection of glass objects from the Kiscelli Museum’s collection are exhibited in the upstairs permanent exhibition spaces.
In line with this year’s motto of the Budapest Design Week – “Meeting Spaces – Architectureand Design” – the exhibit includes among others the works of Dutch architect professor Kas Oosterhuis, whose creations are on the border between architecture and design.
As part of the series presenting contemporary jewellery designers, we showcase a wide international and Hungarian selection. This year includes the jewellery of the artist-teachers and students of the Department of Jewellery of the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, the works of the prize winners of the Legnica Jewellery Festival, SILVER as well as the selections of the KHiO – Oslo National Aca-demy of the Arts, the LSFDA in Plzeň, MOME, and theVŠVU/AFAD Studio S+M+L_XL – METAL AND JEWEL.
The works of art university students form a separate unit; this includes works by students from the ASP Academy of Fine Arts Władysław Strzemiński, the EKA Estonian Academy of Arts – Product Design Department, the LSFDA Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia, MOME Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design’s Department of Design and Department of Architecture, the VŠVU/AFAD Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, TUZVO Technical University in Zvolen, and the University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca (UAD).
The organisers openly intend to place design in a wider context and to connect creators of different art forms. This is the second year that visual artists participate in the exhibition.The works of the artists of the Hermina Artist Collective are exhibited in the Oratory space.
Organically linked to the exhibition is the TEXHIBITION project, initiated in 2014 by textile designer Szilvia Szigeti. It is intended to promote the meeting and cooperation ofmanufacturers and designers. This year’s developments include the works of 19 designers,which were manufactured by Aste Bútorszövet és lakástextil, Meritum Kft., Lénárd Kft. and Lithuanian textile printing company MUZE.
The founding curators of the exhibition are interior designer Tamás Radnóti and textile designer Szilvia Szigeti. Both graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and were fellows at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. Szigeti was a member of the board of trustees of the Akademie Schloss Solitude between 2012 and 2020. During the course of their career as designers they participated in several domestic and international exhibitions and their activities received numerous professional awards. Among others, they won the Lajos Kozma Scholarship for Applied Arts and Crafts, the Hungarian Design Award, the Design Management Award and the Ferenczy Noémi Award. They jointly established Unikát All-Arts Stúdió Lp. and the Eventuell Gallery in 1994; and besides the exhibitions organised in this creative workshop, they have organised nearly 200 Hungarian and international events (Textivál’s textile and fashion theatres in the 90s at the Szabad TérTheatre and in the Budapest Kunsthalle; the BútoroSOKK exhibition presenting avant-garde furniture designers in the Museum of Applied Arts). They have jointly organised ‘madeinhungary’ since 2004, which focuses on Hungarian designers; MeeD (Meeting of European and Central European Designers) since 2012, which focuses on regional artists; and the Design Without Borders exhibitions and all-artsevent series since 2014. Over the years they have worked with around 4,000 artists.
The exhibition will be accompanied by wholesome prog-rammes, guided tours, concerts, and film screenings.
For detailed programmes see the exhibition’s flyer or visit the exhibition’s website under ‘Programmes’.
Texts by: Gabriella Rothman
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ABOUT THE ORGANISERS
Since 2004 the exhibition has been organised by interior designer Tamás Radnóti, and Szilvia Szigeti, who is a textile designer and holds a Ferenczy Noémi Award.....read more
Both are graduates ofthe Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and were fellows of the Akademie SchlossSolitude of Stuttgart. Szilvia Szigeti is currently a member of the Akademie Schloss Solitudeboard of trustees. Working as designers, they have participated in numerous Hungarian andinternational exhibitions and their activity has earned them a good number of professionalrecognitions. Among others they were awarded the Lajos Kozma Arts and Crafts Fellowship,the Hungarian Design Award, the Design Management Award and the Ferenczy NoémiAward. In 1994 they founded the Eventuell Gallery and besides the exhibitions organised atthis creative workshop they have organised nearly 200 Hungarian and international events(The textile and fashion shows of Textivál in the 90s in the Open-Air Theatre and theKunsthalle; or the BútoroSOKK exhibition of avant-garde furniture designers in the Museumof Applied Arts.). Since 2004 they have been organising madeinhungary, which focuses onHungarian designers; and the MeeD exhibitions since 2012; and, since 2014, the HatártalanDesign without borders exhibitions and now all-art event series which focus on internationalartists. During the years they have worked together with almost 4000 designers and fellowartists.
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2022 - FEATURED FINNISH EXHIBITORS AND ALVAR ALTO UNIVERSITY WITH THE SUPPORT OF FINNAGORA
Aalto University is where science and art meet technology, creativity, innovation, research and business.....read more
Following the approach of multidisciplinary thinking, students are encouraged to solve the wicked problems of our contemporary world in and across the university’s disciplines. The School of Arts, Design and Architecture began operating in 2012 when the School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture merged together. Each department in the school has its own unique history.
The school is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and one of the most prestigious and highly ranked ones in the whole world due to its unique teaching method, academic research and input in the world of design, art and architecture. The areas of research in the field of arts and design include design, urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture, digital media, photography, film, art education and visual culture. Students are encouraged to pursue their own artistic interests and bold experiments, while they also gain experience in the world of start-ups, professional companies and art institutions. The viewpoint of usefulness forms the foundation of artistic activity and artistic research. In the past years, Aalto University has examined the question of how we perceive and interact with the new challenges of our times, with a special focus on sustainability.
Photos: Public image bank/Aalto University – Copyright © Aalto University
The Department of Design is a diverse community of competent, creative and responsible individuals who can study design, fashion and textile design, co-design, design leadership and sustainable development. In the program, the understanding of appreciate technical skills, social significance and artistic expression are equally important. The department educates front-line design professionals and visionaries for established, changing and emerging fields of design, and also renews its expertise through high level research in continuous collaboration with stakeholders.
The current exhibition shows a selection of works of the Design Department’s exhibition series, Design for a Cooler Planet. The exhibition celebrates the entwinement of creativity and sustainability through art and design, and it also highlights the need for multidisciplinarity in order to achieve profound change and truly novel solutions. The presented works focus on the ability to use different resources – such as natural resources, raw materials, energy – with consideration of the next generations and the ecosystem, and by promoting well-being and sustainable development. Wise design respects our common future. It advances wellbeing and carefully considers the impacts of our choices on future generations, society and biodiversity.
Under two subthemes (Better to Wear and Infinite Materials), Designs for a Cooler Planet presents glimpses of a wiser future with eleven of Aalto’s research-based projects.
The Department of Architecture at Aalto University is an internationally renowned education and research unit. While respecting Finland’s esteemed architectural heritage, we find solutions to the future challenges of construction. For decades, our teaching has maintained strong ties to the practical work undertaken at architecture firms.
To us, architecture is an art form that requires practical knowledge, individual artistic development, as well as technical and economical knowledge regarding construction. We educate critical thinkers who accept their responsibility to research and design a socially, culturally and ecologically sustainable built environment.
The research done at the Department of Architecture produces knowledge about architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies and planning, design practice, the role of architecture in society and the future of construction. We also study architectural history and conservation. Furthermore, our focus areas include construction in the social and health sector, construction for a sustainable future, computer-assisted design methods, and humanitarian architecture. Our research profile covers both basic research in architecture and applied research answering the needs of the industry and public sector.
The research relates to multidisciplinary research areas at Aalto University, especially the human-centred living environments, supported by the Living+ Platform.
The chairs exhibition presents five Aalto University, Interior architecture MA students furniture prototypes. All are made of 15x10mm, 15x20mm steel tubes and 5mm steel rods.
The prototypes are designed and made by the students themselves, with the aid of workshop masters. The simple function of a chair, the limited materials and the uniform finish allow space for personal expression and interpretation. As all unnecessary elements are eliminated, the students are faced with the ultimate question of all arts. How do I express my desire and ability with the little that I have?
The chairs are pure compositions of lines and planes. They share the same basic dimensions, structure and relative comfort, well suited for bars and cafes.
NL / Kas Oosterhuis
This Dutch artist is an architect, inventor, writer, university educator and designer in one person. Read more....
After graduating from the Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft University of Technology), he designed a number of innovative office buildings with Peter Gerssen. In the late 1980s, he founded a joint office with Ilona Lénárd called ONL, which progressively combines digital-based art and architecture.
One of the most important early stages of Oosterhuis’s career was the Saltwater Pavilion, completed in 1997. The building is a real milestone, which, with its sculpturesque contour and digital-based construction method, had a huge impact on the development of contemporary architecture. The essence of Non-Standard Architecture, i.e. freeform architecture based on computer design, is that no two pieces of the building are the same. Each piece is unique, made with CNC, a computer-controlled tooling machine. The implementation is based on a process called file-to-factory, which directly connects parametric 3D models to machines. Among others, the Web of North Holland pavilion, the A2 Cockpit showroom in Utrecht and the Bálna (Whale) building in Budapest were created using this innovative method.
From 2000 to 2016, Oosterhuis was a professor at Delft University of Technology, where he set up a research laboratory called Hyperbody to study the relationship between complex geometric shapes and interactive architecture; and protoSPACE to delve into the interactive virtual space / environment, now known as the metaverse. From 2017, he worked as a professor and researcher at Qatar University in Doha for two years. He is also the author of a number of thought-provoking books that examine the practice and theory of architecture and its possible future directions.
ONL – BODY CHAIR
The method of Non-Standard Architecture developed over the last 25 years can also be perfectly adapted to furniture production. Debuting in 2016 as part of the Dutch Design Week, the Body Chair is a designer furniture piece based on high-end manufacturing that can be customized in every detail. This seat consists of 28 individual elements, a total of 56 triangles, each a different size and shape, but part of the same network of connections forming a single parametric system. The essence of the system is that by changing a single parameter, the entire furniture piece changes along with all its components, so it can be easily molded into a unique shape without having to modify the design as a whole. The open system allows the user to change the individual parameters, creating a final piece of furniture that best suits their body size and personal needs, as a kind of co-creator. The design process can be done on a mobile phone or tablet with the help of an app, and by transferring the final configuration data it is also possible to produce the individual components quickly, which can be done anywhere under the appropriate technical conditions. LINK
NL / Ilona Lénárd
She studied acting at university in Budapest, hence the importance of intuition and gestures in her creative work. She later studied sculpture at the Willem de Kooning Academy and won the prestigious Startstipendium scholarship after graduating. She has been working with architect Kas Oosterhuis since 1983. She became interested in interdisciplinary creative processes during her one-year creative sabbatical with him. Since then, she has created works that encompass a variety of fields: intuitive computer sketches, paintings, sculptures. She collaborates with architects to create interactive spaces, paints abstract calligraphic paintings, designs carpets, and more recently creates paintings using robots. In 2018 she worked for a year in Doha, Qatar, where she was a mentor of the Doha Fire Station arts centre’s residency programme. In 2021 she presented herself at the Art Market in Budapest at the Bálna; in 2022 the K.A.S. Gallery organized an exhibition of her works.
The Jacquard-woven Omniverse tapestries are based on digitized versions of her earlier abstract acrylic paintings, and were made in the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. These extremely exciting works have already been exhibited at design festivals such as the Dubai Design Week, the Beirut Design Week, the Salone del Mobile in Milan and the Dutch Design Week. LINK
CZ / Lukáš Jabůrek
A Czech glass designer and glass artist who laid the groundwork of his skills at the Higher Vocational School of Glass and Applied Arts in Nový Bor. Between 2013 and 2018 he was the artistic director of the renowned Moser glass factory, his works made there are still the factory's most sought-after products. Read more....
He has won numerous awards, including the Public Award of the prestigious Czech Grand Design in 2012. He creates his ground, faceted, blown, polished and often multi-layered glass works – vases, serving bowls, awards, small sculptures, candle jars – with precision, meticulousness and refinement. In addition to traditional materials – uranium glass (glass coloured with uranium oxide) and rosaline glass – he uses colours boldly and likes to combine various grinding techniques.
CH / Denizay Apusoglu, Jonas Kissling – Studio Eidola
This Swiss studio engages in interdisciplinary research and design and explores possible narratives for the transformation of different materials. Read more....
The practical approach of Denizay Apusoglu and Jonas Kissling aims to develop new ways of creating with nature and life in mind. In their work they place great emphasis on learning and experimenting with handicraft methods.
Ocean Articulated is a research project that focuses on locally available raw materials and how they can be used in a novel way while reducing the use of harmful substances. The project began with a geomorphological study of the material cycle of salt and sand in the Upper Rhine region, which also includes the remains of a prehistoric ocean and sediment from erosion during the ice age. By adding natural binders to these materials, the designers developed a new, easily and perfectly degrading, yet extremely strong material which they used to create furniture using a process known as sand casting. The method is simple and doesn’t require much equipment, and the finished pieces – although raw and robust – tell a poetic story about the concept of time and durability, the origin and life cycle of the material, but also show the possibility of a new approach to our environment. LINK
CZ / Jakub Pollág and Václav Mlynář / Studio deFORM
CH / Thibault Dussex & Yann Mathys – Egli Studio
The Swiss duo, Thibault Dussex and Yann Mathys, deal with industrial design, interior design project assignments and the creation of exhibition installations. Read more....
The Swiss duo, Thibault Dussex and Yann Mathys, deal with industrial design, interior design project assignments and the creation of exhibition installations. They primarily design furniture and objects of use, but are also keen to work with artists, galleries, and brands that are open to design but operate in other fields. A responsible way of thinking and an interest in new technologies and raw materials are both present in their work. They use almost exclusively simple geometric shapes. Their objects are thought through down to the smallest detail, and their workmanship is of extremely high-quality. They were awarded the Swiss Design Award in 2014, the IKEA Foundation Award in 2015 and 2016, and the Innovation + Architecture + Technology Award in 2016, as well as numerous additional professional recognitions in recent years.
One of their latest collections was developed for Embru in Switzerland, specialists in the production of public furniture. Easy Aluminum was unveiled to the general public at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in June. As its name suggests, this outdoor series includes a bench and table and is made entirely out of aluminium. The lightweight, yet extremely durable pieces are light despite their relatively large size. Due to their streamlined design, rounded corners and smooth surface, they may look like a single piece at first glance, but thanks to their precise structural solutions they can be completely disassembled and even shipped flat-packed. LINK
SK / Zuzana Zmatekova
This Slovak textile designer and design researcher works simultaneously in Stockholm, Helsinki and Bratislava as a freelancer. Read more....
At the centre of her interest are new-generation technologies, special structures and textures; her works are innovative in both their appearance and content. She takes commissions from several international fashion brands and sportswear companies, but also likes to participate in various collaborations in which she addresses environmental and social issues in a subjective and sensitive way.
She obtained her master’s degree in fashion and textile design from Aalto University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture. During her studies she participated as a research assistant in the project called Sun-powered Textiles, which garnered international attention. The project saw the development of a collection of woven and printed textiles that can utilise solar energy. The outfits made from these are suitable for charging various sensory devices without affecting the appearance of the individual garments.
She created the design of the Amenage printed textiles together with Roma children from Slovakia. The aim of the project was to present the Roma culture in a positive way, free of typical stereotypes, thus helping the integration of the members of the community. Part of the process was a workshop where the children made drawings that served as the basis of the later prints. The project was supported by several organisations representing the interests of minorities. In 2021 Zmateková won the Slovak National Product Design Award in the society and environment category. LINK
CH / Yasmin Knüsel
In Switzerland, up to 25,000 foxes are hunted every year. Most of them are disposed of in carcass collection facilities.
In this work, one fox acts as the point of departure for the development of jewellery pieces reflecting on violence, control and abundance. LINK
DK / Rasmus Fenhann
This mid-career designer, born in Copenhagen, designs carefully handcrafted wooden furniture from selected raw materials. Read more....
His work method is characterised by the use of traditional, often forgotten techniques and high-tech design methods. He is one of the most important Scandinavian designers in his chosen field, having graduated as a cabinetmaker in 1996 and as a furniture designer in 2013 from the design department of the renowned Royal Danish Academy. His objects have been featured in many exhibitions, primarily in Europe and the United States, and can also be found in prestigious design collections such as the collection of the Danish Designmuseum. He won the Hetsch Silver Medal in 2004, the Finn Juhl Prize in 2016, and the Wegner Award in 2020.
In 2003 he established his own workshop where he creates highly functional, yet sculpturally beautiful, unique pieces. In recent decades he has visited Japan several times, studying traditional local woodworking methods. He still draws inspiration from what he experienced during these visits and his works are permeated by aesthetics and a design language that are typical Asian. A good example of this creative attitude is the Tea Time upright chair, weighing only two kilograms, which was made by recycling the old teak bed of a Danish family. The thin wood pieces were joined using a special carpentry technique in order to fulfil their chosen new function. The chair features several structural solutions that already appeared on his first chair, designed in 1999. LINK
DWB AWARD-WINNER EXHIBITORS
CZ / LADISLAV SUTNAR FACULTY OF DESIGN AND ART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST BOHEMIA (LSFDA)
EE / ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS (EKA)
FI / AALTO UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT
FI / AALTO UNIVERSITY DESIGN DEPARTMENT
HU / HERMINA CREATIVE GROUP
HU / MOHOLY NAGY UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN (MOME)
IT / ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN – MILANO (IED)
NO / OSLO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
PL / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS WŁADYSŁAW STRZEMIŃSKI (ASP)
RO / UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN OF CLUJ-NAPOCA (UAD)
SK / TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN ZVOLEN (TUZVO)
SK / ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN, BRATISLAVA. (VSVU)
GLASS – 2022 THE YEAR OF GLASS
3-26 February 2023 On exhibit for the 7th time, the selection includes new works by Hungarian textile artists, as well as the works of Hungarian-Dutch Ilona Lénárd. .....Read more...
Éva Adorján, Réka Csíkszentmihályi, Viola Balázs, Bettina Bognár, Angéla Fanni Györfi, Evelin Horváth, Márta Kanics, Dorottya Katona, Ágnes Kollár, Daniella Koós, Gabi Lőrincz V, Viktória Molnár, Gábor Munkácsi, Emília Pájer, Anna Regős, Andrea Ruttka, Eszter Söptei, Szilvia Szigeti, Fanni Tóth, Berta Ujváry, Szilvia Vereczkey, Márta Vető, Gwendolin Zimonyi
Guest exhibitor: Ilona Lénárd (NL-HU)
Launched in 2015 based on the idea of Ferenczy Noémi Award laureate textile artist Szilvia Szigeti, the most important goal of TEXHIBITION is to draw attention to the former leading role of the textile industry, to the designers active in the field, and to the creative possibilities of the genre. Invited exhibitors and manufacturers create prototype collections in close collaboration, which the designers participating in the project can later freely use, seeking further development & retail possibilities and international relations together. As is tradition, part of the current novelties were first showcased this autumn at the Design Without Borders exhibition in the Church Hall of the Kiscelli Museum.
During the past 7 years of TEXHIBITION more than 70 textile designers have created nearly 250 prototype collections comprised of various pattern and colour variations, involving several manufacturers. Besides the soft furnishings of the applied artists working in a range of styles – jacquard and dobby weaving, transfer and digital printing – the exhibition features one-off creations too. The initiative also strives to stimulate dialogue between generations, as 4-5 young textile artists are invited each year besides the already defining names in the trade.This year features the works of 25 creators, which were made by Meritum Kft. – Aste Bútorszövet és Lakástextil, Csárda Tex Kft., and Lénárd Zászlókészítő Kft.
Besides the textiles designed with set technologies and the one-off creations of Gábor Munkácsi, Emília Pájer and Szilvia Vereczkey, Viola Balázs’s graphic art resembling a gigantic crumpled drape is also included in the exhibition. It won the Design Without Borders exhibition’s 2023 prize in the textile category (created by Laguna Lakástextil Kft. in 2018).
Each year, TEXHIBITION invites creators from abroad too. This year features the creations of Hungarian-Dutch visual artist Ilona Lénárd. She studied acting in Budapest, hence the importance of intuition and gestures in her creative work; she later studied sculpting. She has worked together with professor and architect Kas Oosterhuis since 1983, this collaboration turned her attention towards interdisciplinary creative processes. She creates works spanning various artistic fields: intuitive computer sketches, paintings, sculptures. Collaborating with architects, she creates interactive spaces, paints abstract calligraphic paintings, designs carpets, and has lately also created paintings using robots. Starting in 2018, she worked for one year in Doha, Qatar, where she was a mentor for the residency programme at the Doha Fire Station art centre.The VII.TEXHIBITION exhibition features the Jacquard-woven Omniverse carpets, which were made in the Textielmuseum-Textiellab in Tilburg based on digitized versions of her previous abstract acrylic paintings.
In the spirit of all-arts, the project closely cooperates with the Transparent Sound New Music Festival, the Hermina Creative Group and classical musicians for the third time this year. This time, the textiles exhibited in the spaces of FUGA will provide the backdrop and the inspiration for the classical mini-concert set to take place at the opening, where Balázs Dolfin (cello) and Róza Radnóti (piano) will perform.
Ahead of this, the Transparent Sound New Music Festival’s ”BIO feat. Murayama x TËRÏDÖ -Mozdulat kották” will be performed also in the exhibition space of the TEXHIBITION on 2 February at 19:30.
The exhibition is supported by the National Cultural Fund and is part of the Design Without Borders exhibition and event series.
on 2 February at 19:30 – “BIO feat. Murayama x TËRÏDÖ -Mozdulat kották” will be performed as the part of the Transparent Sound New Music Festival
Opening of TEXHIBITION:
on 3 February at 18:00 – Professor and architect Kas Oosterhuis will open the exhibition; Balázs Dolfin (cello) and Róza Radnóti (piano) will perform.
VENUE: FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture
PARTNER: Transparent Sound New Music Festival
TEXHIBITION OPENING 03 02 2023
THE FUTURE LAB
Project of the Czech Centres on the occasion of the Czech Presidency in the Council of the EU
Sustainability and environmentally responsible lifestyle are resonating more and more globally. Almost no reasonable authority disputes the fact that it is essential to start behaving in an environmentally friendly way. Yet, particularly in the Czech Republic, the involvement of design in solving environmental problems is only just starting to gain prominence, and there are not many companies or individuals involved in the issue on a long-term basis. However, it is design and its possibilities that can provide the ideal starting platform for setting up new consumption habits. A well-thought-out product morphology, cleverly chosen materials and a conscious approach to production (including the incorporation of new technologies) are essential attributes that can help set up new rules.
A series of events dedicated to the theme of sustainability. In its centre is a showcase of innovative products, visions and ideas related to sustainable development entitled ECO? selected by the Czech curator Veronika Pařízková.
The showcase aims at providing a critical look at the notion of ecology as such and at opening a wider discussion about real impact of our consumption habits on sustainability. In this regard, each of the presented products will be accompanied by a complex evaluation of the impact using methodology developed in cooperation with Prague-based University of Chemistry and Technology.
The Czech Centre Budapest cordially invites you to the opening of its Future Lab project.
- Date: 1 October 2022 (Saturday), 14.00
- Venue: Madách Square, Budapest, District VII.
The exhibition will be open until 31 October 2022. For registration please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September.
PROGRAMS, CONCERTS, GUIDED TOURS
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10:30 Greeting and brief presentation of the meeting process – Viktória Szekér is the moderator of the meeting
10:35 HU Szilvia Szigeti and Tamás Radnóti Designers, Curators of the DWB exhibition Design without borders design-without-borders.eu
10:40 AT Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler Designers mischer‘traxler studio mischertraxler.com
10:45 CZ Veronika Pařízková Curator THE FUTURE LAB – Eco? Czech design on the road to sustainability
10:50 PL Marek Błażucki Professor, Designer Grupa Bozzetti bozzettidesign.com
10:55 IT IED Giulia Savino Senior Consultant, Jewelry Design Coordinator IED Istituto Europeo di Design Milano, giuliasavino.com
11:00 IT IED Vivian Rebecca Morad Jewellery designer, IED Istituto Europeo di Design Milano
11:05 SI Matej Štefanac Designer matejstefanac.com
11:10 CZ Jakub Jandurek, Michaela Tomiskova Glass designer DECHEM studio dechemstudio.com
11:15 FI Kirsi Niinimaki Associate Professor in Design, especially Fashion Research
Research team leader of Fashion/Textile Futures
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, presenting BioColour project in Aalto university Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Dep. of Design
11:20 FI Saara Kantele Student – Aalto University, School of Arts Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Dep. of Design aalto.fi
11:25 FI Mattelmäki Tuuli Head of Department, Department of Design
Professori (Associate professor), Department of Design Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Dep. of Design
11:30 FI Pirjo Sanaksenaho Professori (Associate professor), Associate Professor, Building Design.
Department of Architecture Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Dep. of Architecture aalto.fi
11:35 AT Gabriel Roland Art director Vienna Design Week
11:40 CZ Lukáš Jabůrek Glass designer lukasjaburek.com
11:45 NL Ilona Lénárd Visual artist lenard.nl
11:50 NL Kas Oosterhuis Professor, Architect oosterhuis.nl
11:55 IT Alessandro Mandruzzato Glass designer alessandromandruzzato.com
12:00 RO Octavian Gugu Architect instagram.com/octavian.gugu
12:05 HU MOME DESIGN DEP. Lajos Tamás Jakab MOME Student – MOME Design Institute mome.hu, behance.net/lajostomi
12:10 PL Sara Gackowska Jewellery designer saragackowska.com
12:15 PL ASP.LODZ Paulina Soltyszewska Textile designer asp.lodz.pl
12:20 PT Alves Ludovico Designer ludovicodesignstudio.com/about
12:25 ES May Gañán Jewellery designer mayganan.com
12:30 AT Margit Hart Jewellery designer margithart.at
12:35 HU Szalai Bálint, Király Adrienn Designers itthon. itthon.co
12:40 BREAK 20 minutes
13:00 ES Eduardo J. Teixeira-Alves Partnerships & International Promotion Director World Design Capital Valencia 2022 wdcvalencia2022.com
13:05 HU Mascher Róbert desiger, president of FISE FISE – Studio of Young Designers Association fise.hu
13:10 CH Denizay Apusoglu and Jonas Kissling Designers Studio Eidola studioeidola.ch
13:15 HU HERMINA CSOPORT Sztruhár Zsuzsa Visual artist Hermina Creative Group herminacsoport.hu
13:20 RO Cristina Cerga, Adrian Bursuc, Stefan Nadejde Designers Wooba wooba.ro
13:25 DE Silvia Weidenbach Jewellery designer silviaweidenbach.com
13:30 PL Michał Piernikowski Art director of Łódź Design Festival Łódź Design Festival lodzdesign.com
13:35 CZ LSFDA Industrial Design Kristina Zejkanova Student of LSDA @kristina.ze.design
13:40 NO Jorge Manilla Jewellery designer, Head Professor of Metal and Jewellery Art. Head of department, Oslo National Academy Of Arts, Oslo,
NORWAY Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Department of Metal and Jewellery Art jorgemanilla.com
13:45 SK Tomáš Jančařík, Mgr. Art. Counselor – Secretary of the Support and Counseling Center Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
13:50 PT Joana Santos, Christophe de Sousa, Hugo Silva Designer DAM https://damportugal.com/the-brand/
13:55 HU Mészáros Máté, Hirotaka Mashiko Designer TATAMU tatamustudio.com
14:00 FI AA UNI ARCHITECTURE DEP. Didi NG Wing Yin Designer AALTO UNIVERSITY , Department of Architectuere DDNG Design dd-ng.com
14:05 CH Robert A. Wettstein Designer wettstein.ws
14:10 CZ Jiří Krejčiřík Designer jirikrejcirik.com
14:15 EE Tanel Veenre Jewellery designer tvj.ee
14:20 HU MOME DESIGN DEP. Szilágyi Nóra Student of MOME – Design Instituta
14:25 CZ David Karásek MMCITÉ mmcite.com
14:30 HU Final word by Szilvia Szigeti and Tamás Radnóti Curators
3, 2, 1 IN THE INFINITE
Classical music concert series in the Kiscell Museum Sculpture Hall
19:00 – 20:00 3, 2, 1 IN THE INFINITE1. TRIO Y
Flóra Matuska (cello), Oszkár Varga (violin), Imre Dani (piano).
Ravel: Trio in A minor
Presenter: János Mácsai music historian
19:00 – 20:00 3, 2, 1 IN THE INFINITE
Presenter: János Mácsai music historian
16:30 – 18:15 CURATORIAL GUIDED TOUR
19:00 – 20:00 3, 2, 1 IN THE INFINITE
F.Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Op.22
F. Liszt: The fountains of the Villa d’Este
F. Liszt: Sposalizio
F. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.6
C. Debussy: Suite Bergamasque
Debussy: The Happy Island
Z. Kodály: Dances of Marosszék
Presenter: János Mácsai music historian
One concert: HUF 2,500 / person
Ticket for the three concerts: HUF 6,000 / person!!! In case of participation in the concert, to the EXHIBITION GUIDE before the concert, STARTING AT 16:30
Instead of HUF 3,000/entrance fee, the entrance fee is only HUF 1,000/person, for which you can register or exchange tickets at the link below!!!
Online ticket purchase: https://bit.ly/3BWOPjz
A selection of short films made within the framework of the SpotOnMozART project of the Salzburg Mozarteum.
The creators of the films and Thomas Ballhausen, one of the project managers of SpotOnMozART, participate.
Moderator of the presentation: Róza Radnóti
Design without borders (dwb) and leading auction platform Catawiki are joining forces to celebrate contemporary design! dwb will curate an online auction with Catawiki, in the first weeks of November.
The Budapest exhibition in October 2020 would have been followed by a selection exhibited in Bratislava and Vienna in 2021; but these had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. READ MORE
However, the organisers made this wealth of material available for everyone – quite literally without borders. Innovative even internationally, a platform called dwb VLOG was created, containing 30-35 second short films of the works of the 154 artists from 14 countries that had been exhibited last year.
Besides design objects in the narrow sense, the dwb VLOG also features prototypes, contemporary jewellery, projects that interpret genre boundaries loosely, and environmentally conscious creations serving sustainable development in a novel artistic approach.
Dance artist Rita Góbi’s improvisations reflect upon the objects. Her movements react to the form and function, as well as the intellectual content of each piece, creating new connections on the border between design and the performing arts. The dance improvisations are accompanied by drum solos composed by Dávid Szegő.
The short films of the objects were filmed by Mikul Mácsai and Miklós Horváth, the videos of the jewellery were made by Digitális Képműhely, post-production by Mikul Mácsai.
The entire content is available on the Design without borders exhibition’s website, Instagram and YouTube channel.
The dwb VLOG was supported by the International Visegrad Fund and Pro Helvetia, with Dezeen as core media partner. LINK