NeedKnot – Carpet Exhibition, Paris Nov. 2012
When Franziska Kessler called one day to ask if I’d like to contribute a design for her carpet exhibition I eagerly accepted.
At once I saw a long awaited opportunity had arrived. I could take Venice the city in which I have lived, apply its essence its architecture and somehow weave it into a carpet. To explore the never seen before angels, infants, saints and sages, columns, pillars, domes and arches, marble lacework, marble folds, the rich the opulent the lavish proportions, and copy these overwhelming sights into a proportionately small camera. While merging these awe inspiring images with technology a journey unfolded and the aim became clear, I am spinning a yarn for the master weavers.
The Design days Dubai 2012
Palazzo – Silk Carpet
Franziska Kessler Gallery at QUBIQUE Berlin 2011
The monolith-2 is a small-scale version of the monolith-10 a sculpture with a purpose.
With a simple movement it transforms from an object into a dining table for two and two dining chairs.
Material: stainless steel. Dimensions: W 54 cm x D 39/78 cm x H 74 cm. Photo: Daniel Kessler.
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signum foundation presents
particolare paths of democracy
Curated by Grzegorz Musial and Andrzej Turowski
Venezia 1968 – Photo © Archivio Alberto D’Amico /Silvestro Lodi.
Giovanni Anselmo, Miroslaw Balka, Elzbieta Jablolska, Zuzanna Janin, Jerzy Janiszewski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zofia Kulik, Goshka Macuga, Angelika Markul, Gioia Meller Marcovicz, Anna Molska, Ewa Partum, Józef Robakowski, Jonasz Stern, Mladen Stilinovic, Marek Szczesny, Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Andrzej Wróblewski, Gilberto Zorio, Artur Zmijewski.
June 4–November 26, 2011
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10 am to 1 pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays 3 pm to 7 pm
Catalog published by:
Marsilio with texts by Giorgio Agamben, Federica Barozzi, Germano Celant, Cesare De Michelis, Grzegorz Musial, Elisa Prete, Kacper Przyborowski, Andrzej Turowski, Andrzej Wirth.
Signum Foundation, Palazzo Donà
Campo San Polo 2177
30125 Venice, Italy
Particolare. paths of democracy, the second exhibition of the diptych presenting selected works from the Signum Foundation Collection as well as works by invited artists will take place at the Venetian headquarters of the Foundation during the 54th Biennale. With the first part of the diptych, entitled Awake and Dream, the Polish foundation inaugurated its activity in Venice two years ago. While the first exhibition was dedicated to the concept of desire, the second one, under the title Particolare (from the work by Giovanni Anselmo, 1972). paths of democracy, refers to the concept of democracy. The concepts of desire and of democracy lie within the field of the foundation’s interests. Throughout a variety of artistic and societally-engaged activities, the foundation seeks to realize the ideal of openness to others. The desire of democracy arises in a society as a result of the pursuit of equality, justice and freedom. The exhibition—within the obvious limits—is an attempt to illustrate the complex links between art and democracy. The changing course of history defines their mutual dependence in many ways but the defense of democratic values as well as the criticism of any new threats are always very important to the artists.
In addition to the Particolare exhibition,
Gioia Meller Marcovicz a studio show.
Inquiries: +39 3405777409
Architektur & Wohnen – 01/2011
International Judges’ 12th National University Student Master Designer Award
Tongji University, Shanghai.