Hutt Valley Community Arts August Newsletter
18 August – 1 September 2013
Design Between Tradition and Innovation – NEW OLDS
24 August – 22 September 2013
Everyday objects are imbued with new qualities in a design exhibition featuring 60 works by 45 European and American designers.
New Olds: Design Between Tradition and Innovation, an exhibition by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart (ifa).
Opening at The Dowse on 24 August, presents household objects with a quirky 21st century twist.
The exhibition is curated by German architect and designer, Volker Albus, who will be in New Zealand for the show's opening.
"I don't want to be nostalgic with this exhibition. Yes, some of these pieces are very experimental – they show how you should leave all borders behind and think very open, by looking forward as well as looking back. The fact that many of these works are innovative and may not be a commercial success is very important for me." Volker Albus
The New Olds exhibition investigates concepts of the 'new' and the 'old' and questions the increasingly global and complex nature of contemporary design, the reinvention of design classics and traditional ways of using new materials.
Dowse Art Museum
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