With mases of exhibitions to choose from, ARTS THREAD homes in on the student and graduate events on show starting this Saturday at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Our reporter Like van Wijck will be out and about in the city to tell us what’s happening.
The key event is, as always, the Graduation Show at the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE). Entitled Our Way, it is again curated by Ilse Crawford and showcases the work of 153 recent Bachelor and Master graduates from the academy, with exhibition design by Piet Hein Eek and Petra Janssen. The exhibition has seven themes Human, Nature, Nurture, Consious, City, Delight and Useful. Entry is 10 euros, but only 5 euros or free for students.
Close by is Modebelofte 2011 presented by De Krabbedans, a centre for contemporary visual art and design in Eindhoven. It is the fifth time the organisation has held the exhibition which showcases work by the most promising fashion graduates of Dutch and Flemish art schools, displayed as a tableau vivant by artist Bart Hess and chosen by fashion consultant Carlo Wijnands. Graduates include Nanda van den Hoek, Anne-Kathrin Bannier, Laura de Wit, Esther Boskaljon, Mattia Akkermans and Nicolaas Hein.
ID’11 is the title of the exhibition by the Department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology and shows the work of the Master graduates plus a selection of Bachelor and Master projects. ID’11 is promoted as ‘Learning arithmetics using your body, tactile texting for the blind, or eliciting repetitive curiosity in public spaces: how can Industrial Design change your world? With the exhibition ID’11, the Department invites the public to experience through interactive prototypes, what our society could be like in the (near) future.’
With ID’11 being in the Central Station area, we move over to the Strijp area and the exhibition venue Klokgebouw where we find AKV|St.Joost who present a selection of work by recent graduates including Idris van Heffen (Animation), Helen Smits (Graphic Design), Moon Brouwer (Graphic Design) and Tim Cromvoirt (Interaction Design).
In the same building see the Department of Jewellery and Product Design from ABKMaastricht with a selection of works by their 2011 graduates.
Also at Klokgebouw the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam presents The Art of Production, work by recently graduated BA students: Dennis Vedder, Koen Harmsma, Marjolein Stormezand and Giselle Segura Gelink. In addition, the academy will be showing an interactive installation featuring a giant scanner that works to create instant digital posters.
At the same venue look out for Soft Edges – the exhibition brings together the work of Catherine Aitken, Eva Malschaert, Hannah Sabapathy and Pia Wüstenberg, four designers who graduated from the Royal College of Art (London) this year. Coming from different countries with different experiences these designers will show together in the Netherlands for the first time.
Look out also at the Strijp for Fashion breaks Boundaries, a presentation by the ROC Eindhoven School for Fashion of graduation projects by the fourth-year students of Fashion Technology and Fashion Design.
Finally over in Sectie C, we find Master and Apprentice, an exhibition exploring how the work of students evolves after their graduation from the SintLucas school, with current and former students showing in pairs their work in two- and three-dimensional design and creative craftmanship.
Dutch Design Week runs from October 22 to 30 2011.
Image credits: DAE left to right: Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven, Art Direction: Petra Janssen, Photographs: (Joost Govers).
Graduation Show 11: Design Academy Eindhoven
ID’11: Department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology
Graduates 2011 ABKMaastricht Jewellery & Product Design
The Art of Production, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam
Fashion breaks Boundaries: ROC Eindhoven School for Fashion
Master and Apprentice: SintLucas