Craft evolution

Jurgen Bey curates an exhibition that looks to the connection between production processes of past and present.
Posted 28 May 11 By Design Indaba Craft Creative Work / Design News Comments

Industrious Artefacts is an exhibition that examines the evolution of crafts by showing the development of industrial processes. Guest curated by Jurgen Bey and Rianne Makkink, the exhibition considers production processes from both past and present.

The exhibition takes place at the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, Netherlands, and runs until 12 February 2012. Bey and Makkink address the evolution of production processes and small industries through the work of various Dutch and international designers.

Designers and artists were invited to reinvent these industrial systems in various machines, installations and designs. Industrial developments are shown along the lines of the Zuiderzee history and extends to current representations of the production process.

Industrious Artefacts is organised around the themes of local resources, industrial processes and imaginative hybrid objects. The exhibition will feature the work of, among others, Dirk van der Kooij and Sonja Bäumel.

The exhibition aims to show how the interaction between past and present-day expressions of design, affects our understanding of design on a daily basis.

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