Dutch Design Week in the Van Abbemuseum - Lecture, dance performance and guided tours

Performance Vesito Natura Sassi (stenen jurk). Foto: Peter Cox.
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David Maljkovic, Scene Hold Ballast, installation view Sculpture Center New York, 2009 Photo Jason Mandella. Courtesy Metro Pictures New York
Zaaloverzicht Piero Gilardi - samen werken, Van Abbemuseum 2012. Foto

Dutch Design Week in the Van Abbemuseum Lecture, dance performance and guided tours

20/10/2012 - 28/10/2012

During Dutch Design Week the Van Abbemuseum presents two artists: Piero Gilardi (Turin, 1942), and David Maljkovic (Zagreb, 1973).

Piero Gilardi
The exhibition will focus on his works from the period 1963-1985. Gilardi initially produced large, hyper-realistic sculptures of polyurethane foam, the so-called Nature Carpets. With these interactive sculptures he tried to give new meaning to interaction between viewer and artwork and nature and culture

David Maljkovic
For Sources in the Air, David Maljkovic presents an overview of his practice from the last ten years. The spectres of modernism – its politics and aesthetics – loom over and inform this multi-faceted oeuvre consisting of sculpture, collage, painting, drawing, and architectural mises-en-scène.

- Saturday 20/10, 11:00 uur - 17:00 uur
You Are Here tableau vivant on tour ’MYTHEUM’
You Are Here aims to bring art, design and fashion together in an interactive installation. They would like to express the crazy criss crossing creativeness through a piece of work where visitors will be able to participate. You Are Here invites visitors to bring a piece of white garment.
Free admission.

Location Woensel West:
- Monday 22/10, entire day
Open day neighbourhood project Woensel West
Open day at the projects initiated by the Van Abbemuseum in the Woensel West neighbourhood.
Register via +_31 40-2381031.

- Thursday 25/10, 17:00 uur
Lecturis lecture (Dutch spoken)
Robert van Rixtel, graphic designer and publisher of [Z]OO productions, will give this years Lecturis lecture. For this event you must register. This can be done via: mail [at] lecturis.nl.

- Saturday 27/10, 14:00 uur
Art? Design?
Public talk about the boundaries between art and design. With Annie Fletcher, curator Van Abbemuseum, and designer Armand Mevis, Mevis & Van Deursen, Amsterdam.
Costs: admission fee museum

- Sunday 28/10, 14:00 uur
Vestito sassi
On the occasion of the Dutch design Week the Van Abbemusuem presents a reenactment of the sixties performance with the stone dress. Musc from Riccardo Collela and piero Gilardi.

Starting in 1964 the Italian artist piero Gilardi experimented with clothes of polyurethane, with the aim to create certain situations, circumstances and provocations. His Vestiti (dresses) can be divided into two categories: Vestiti stati d'animo (mood suits) and Vestiti Natura (nature dresses). The first type represents feelings and emotions, while the dresses belonging to the second category with their themes of fruit, vegetables and organic components resemble Gilardi’s Tappeti Natura (nature carpets)

Each dress was presented by means of a performance. The first event took place in the house of the artist; then followed by performances at the Piper Club in Turin. The dresses were worn by performers who staged a dance, often in interaction with the carpets.

Costs: admission fee museum

- Daily, 14:00
Enjoy getting lost!
Guided tour through David Maljkovic'exhibition Sources in the Air. Costs: admission fee museum + €1,-

- Daily, 15:00
Not for sale!
Guided tour through Piero Gilardi's exhibition Collaborative Effects. Costs: admission fee museum + €1,-