open during exhibitions
Thursday to Sunday, 13:00- 17:00
and by appointment
Official opening Design Week Exhibitions Onomatopee
Onomatopee, willemstraat 27
Saturday, October 22, 16:00 - 20:00
Book launch ’Dictionary Dressings’ & talk Joke Robaard
Friday, October 28, 19:00 - 21:30
Solo exhibition by Marleen Sleeuwits at the Onomatopee project-space.
Exhibition runs untill October 30th.
Is it possible for our direct sensual experience of a space to derive understanding from a different representation of space?
The solo exhibition On the Soft Edge of Space of Marleen Sleeuwits derives its title from her artists’ book, recently published by Onomatopee. Like the book, the exhibition is a stage on which space is placed at the centre by exploring it in a particular visual manner.
By means of architectural, site-specific interventions, Marleen Sleeuwits manipulates space’s artificial nature to put our sensual experience of space to the test. Although the site-specific works in the Onomatopee show merge into the space’s architecture, they remain individual, unrelated sculptural objects, as slight deformations of reality. This renders space itself contradictory – that is, like a tangible fata morgana. Her work tries to find a new horizon in these poetics.
Opening 4th September, 2016 3PM (subsequent, at 5 PM, opening Marleen Sleeuwits at Onomatopee)
exhibition continues until 6th January, 2017
Van Abbemuseum library
5611 NH Eindhoven
library open Tuesday to Friday from 11AM - 5PM
Eva Olthof’s new installation Return to Rightful Owner invites visitors to consider the thin line between the private act of reading and the public space of a library.
Special Dutch Design Week opening hours:
Saturday 22nd, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th 1 - 8 Pm
Sunday 23rd to Thursday 27th and Sunday 30th 1 - 6 PM
During DDW we will show various projects.
’Dictionary Dressings’, a research project by Femke de Vries explores how clothing can be alternativeley assembled and how functions can be re-imagined.
’Standards’ by Thomas Raat, considers typologies and archetypes within chairs, as a formal and painterly representation of the social dimension in design.
The mindblowing yet minimalist project ’The Power of Imagination’, by Freek Lomme and Pinar & Viola, fosters the imagination by supplying a 5-minute workshop (soon available on vinyl).
A project by Femke de Vries
Official Opening October 22, 4 PM
Continuing until December 20, open Thursdays to Sundays
Official book launch and talk with Joke Robaard
Friday October 28th, 7PM
To decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary Femke de Vries’ research project Dictionary Dressings takes the dictionary definition as a “zero condition” of a piece of clothing. These definitions, entirely delineated in physical terms, lead to alternative assemblies and re-imagined functions.
A solo by Thomas Raat
October 8th - October 30th
official opening October 22nd, 4 PM
Thomas Raat’s work found form as remodeled mass-produced “vintage” chairs. These mass-produced chairs, not seldom spin-offs from iconic designs, were purchased at flea markets and thrift stores or found in the street. During the selection of the chairs, Raat established a specific spectrum of forms and materials. This spectrum brings the outlines in focus of an archetype or stereotype that constitutes a basic motif in the series.
By the artistic re-appropriation of these ready-made objects of 20th-century modernism, painter and sculptor Thomas Raat calls for a renewed effort to vertically elevate the masses by questioning the formal properties of modernism and to horizontally explore the arts and crafts within our very day-to-day cultural existence.
- just do it
Expect a comfortable workshop interiour.