Monday, 13 December 2010

The Direktorenhaus

On Saturday i trudged through the snow and rain to visit a exhibition were i had herd tales of moving wallpaper! Being my mothers daughter (my mother being a wallpaper historian) i couldn't resist a visit. To my delight the exhibition was a excellent and vibrant combination of Art, illustration, sculpture, design, furniture and fashion. A entire 'Gesamtkunstwerk'. Brilliantly curated and excitingly displayed and work of a very high standard. A perfect antidote to the blank walls and even blanker art of the majority contemporary art exhibitions. If your in town this is a MUST see!
Although i liked pretty much all of it! which is very unusual.... here are a few of my favorite bits

Jose Franky

Orlaf Hajek

Hans Van Bentem

Carnowsky (RGB Wallpaper)

The Direktorenhaus is the latest project from gallery owners and Illustrative founders Pascal Johanssen and Katja Kleiss. The house is managed by Illustrative e.V., a non-profit organisation based in Berlin. The Illustrative festival was started in 2006 and is considered to be the most important forum for contemporary illustration and graphic art in the world. The festival has taken place in Berlin as well as in Zurich and Paris. Since 2009 Illustrative has published the art journal “Objects: Journal for Applied Arts” where, through articles and photographs, innovation in the applied arts is investigated. The Direktorenhaus is a coherent continuation of these projects that functions as a permanent exhibition space for the whole neocraft art versus design debate.

All the info you need about the Exhibition and artists is HERE

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