Wouldn't it be nice

10 Utopias in Art and Design

08.02.2008 - 25.05.2008
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm,
Wen 10am-8pm
Halle, Ausstellungsstr. 60

Art and design have had an enduringly productive relationship. Artists and designers, as well as graphic artists, fashion designers, and architects, share common strategies, methods, and aims. While some artists employ design strategies to make socially critical statements, others use design as a way of reflecting everyday phenomena, emotions, or conceptual approaches. Many designers on the other hand, having dispensed with any belief in the ideal of neutrality, intervene increasingly in social, political, ethical, or ecological discourses. This exhibition confronts ten contemporary positions on the edge of reality, on the border of what is possible. Featuring: Jurgen Bey (NL), Bless (FR/DE), Dexter Sinister (GB/US), Dunne & Raby and Michael Anastassiades (GB), Alicia Framis (ES), Martino Gamper (IT/GB), Ryan Gander (GB), Martí Guixé (ES), Tobias Rehberger (DE) and Superflex (DK). A co-production with the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève and the Haute école d’art et de design Genève.


Wouldn't it be nice... wishful thinking in art and design, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, ed., With contributions from Katya García-Anton, Emily King and Christian Brändle, Design: Graphic Thought Facility, London, F / E, 320 pages, JRP|Ringier, CHF 38