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from October 13 2012 until December 16 2012
The second presentation in the new Design Column series by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen focuses on the hopelessness of the prevailing economic situation. The exhibition makes clear that the financial system is completely alienated from society and it is becoming increasingly urgent to make people the central concern again. ‘Design Column #2 The Human Index’ presents projects and works of art that seize upon this urgency.
The crisis that simply won’t go away gives artists and designers inspiration for projects and works of art that make people the central concern again. Design Column #2 The Human Index shows projects that put people and human interests once again at centre stage. These projects provide a new perspective on the discussion about the meaning of value.
Ai Weiwei, Coloured Vases, 2011, Courtesy: Collectie de Heus-Zomer
Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box, Marije Meerman (director), 2011, photo: Catalogtree, Courtesy: VPRO
Atelier Van Lieshout, Smelter, 2012, Collection: the artist
Atelier Van Lieshout, Seven Prototypes, 2012, Collection: the artist
Maarten Baas, Sweepers Clock, 2009, Courtesy: Den Herder Production House
Maarten Baas, Plain clay bench, 2011, Courtesy: Den Herder Production House
Dadara, 2012 biljet, 2012, Courtesy: Dadara and Famous Auctionhouse
Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, Sugru. 2003, Courtesy: Sugru.com
The Design Column is not only a presentation but is also an opportunity for reaction and dialogue. You are cordially invited to participate in a conversation with Dadara. In November he will give a talk on the project The Exchanghibition Bank. If you would like to participate in this conversation, please contact the curators of the Design Column at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain your motivation. Due to the limited space available, we will make a selection from the submissions.