DDW: In No Particular Orderby Creative Industries Fund NL
During Dutch Design Week 2017, Creative Industries Fund NL presents in the Studio of the Van Abbemuseum the new group of designers, artists and architects who received a Talent Development over the last year. They are collectively making a statement about contemporary design practice in nine installations under the title In No Particular Order.
For this fourth edition of In No Particular Order, the Fund invited Jules van den Langenberg, a participant in the Talent Development programme, to serve as curator. In search of what represents this new ‘crop’, the exhibition creator is employing an anthropological approach. Which ideologies or social and economic structures inform the work of this generation of designers? In 12-hour studio exchanges, Van den Langenberg gathered fragments from the practice of the 32 participants, such as equipment from their studios or an influential book, archive materials or sketches for a future project. The nine installations at the Van Abbe Museum place these fragments in a new context and thus attempt to denote contemporary design practice in a practical, poetic or critical manner.
Participating designers and makersAlissa + Nienke (Alissa van Asseldonk and Nienke Bongers), Amy Suo Wu, Isabelle Andriessen, Paula Arntzen, Atelier Frank Verkade, Marjan van Aubel, Christiaan Bakker, Mariska de Groot, Max Dovey, Ting Gong, Rudy Guedj, Sophie Hardeman, Chrissie Houtkooper, Ruiter Janssen, Elisa van Joolen, Jules van den Langenberg, Yaolan Luo, Simone C. Niquille, Kirstie van Noort, Simone Post, Roomforthoughts (Jennifer Kanary Nikolov), Benjamin Sporken, Studio Amir Avraham, Studio Iwan Pol, Studio RAP (Wessel van Beerendonk, Léon Spikker and Lucas ter Hall), Studio Truly Truly (Joel Booy and Kate Booy), PWS studio, SulSolSal (Johannes Bernard and Guido Giglio), Thomas Trum, Janna Ullrich, Dieter Vandoren and Giuditta Vendrame.
Reflection on the design practice
Every day from 11.00-12.00 o'clock there will be meetings in the exhibition, where the participating designers, professionals from the field and others who are interested will start a dialogue about one of the nine themes in the exhibition. More information.
talent development programme
Talent development is one of Creative Industries Fund NL’s six key objectives. Every year an independent committee selects about 30 highly promising designers/makers to receive a year-long stipend of €25,000. These designers must have graduated within the last four years and be active within the diverse disciplines of the creative industries, from fashion design to graphic design, from architecture to digital culture. The stipend and accompanying programme are intended to facilitate the artistic and professional development of these individuals. The Fund has been showcasing this programme and its participants during Dutch Design Week since 2014. More information (Dutch only).
About the fund
Creative Industries Fund NL is the Dutch cultural fund for architecture, design and digital culture, as well as every imaginable crossover.