What’s on (March 1)

By Editorial team on March 1, 2010 in What's On

What’s on for the week of March 1 2010 – a weekly listing of exhibits and events from members of the illywords community.


Milan: Diego Paccagnella, who contributed to the very first issue (#0), has developed an innovative type of showroom for Lago, called Appartamento Lago: not a hotel lobby with design furniture but a real apartment that people live in, and that YOU can visit in Milan! Here’s a video tour and explanation:

London: December 8, 2009—April 11, 2010: Decode: Digital Design Sensations —Victoria and Albert Museum, London
A showcase of the latest developments in digital and interactive design, from small, screen-based, graphics to large-scale interactive installations. The exhibition includes works by established international artists and designers such as Daniel Brown, Golan Levin, Daniel Rozin, Troika, Karsten Schmidt, and John Maeda (illywords #22) and with the participation of Fabrica (from Treviso) and many of its graduates. The exhibit is extremely social: it includes the opportunity to re-write an open-source code to create original artwork – not to mention more “standard” practises like an integrated tweet wall on the website, a flickr page, and artist-generated videos (all on this page)

New York: February 12–April 28, 2010: Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, NYC.
For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum invited nearly two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum – these are now on view. Amongst the artists invited are Humberto & Fernando Campana who were interviewed in illywords #20, Home-Made.
Most of the works will be sold at auction this Thursday March 4 2010, with proceeds supporting the museum’s exhibition programming. Buy auction tickets here.


Milan: 10/04/2010 to 09/05/2010 “La Mano del Designer” – the hand of the designer – exhibit featuring 450 works byItalian and International designers, organized by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) and Alterstudio partners. Aldo Cibic and Michele De Lucchi are amongst the artists featured; Cibic was interviewed for illywords #18, “Food for the Mind” while De Lucchi contributed a dialogue (with Fabio Castelli) to illywords #16, “Beautiful and well-made”.
Exhibit locations are: Villa Necchi Campiglio & Triennale Bovisa.


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