Next Nature: Bone Pickers, 2014. Bone Pickers, made of cultured meat around an ersatz bone scaffold.
  • Exhibition

Subversive design

  • Applied Arts
  • Digital-Art
Image: Next Nature: Bone Pickers, 2014. Bone Pickers, made of cultured meat around an ersatz bone scaffold.

Subversive design is critical design and does not offer direct solutions, but first asks questions. Critical design scrutinizes the status quo of the classical design system and wants to break it up creatively. It strives for a change, a design revolution. The group exhibition deals with urgent issues of our time such as climate protection, digitalization, nationalism, discrimination and gathers contemporary designers who offer alternative designs. The exhibition runs from 13 August 2021 to 9 January 2022, and we are looking for about a dozen critical, humorous designers who want to help us transform the NRW-Forum into a “Kaufhaus der Kritik”— department store of criticism—  the entire exhibition will be auctioned off in the end.

Curatorial statement

We are very happy about the diverse submissions of our open call “Subversive Design”. However, due to the pandemic situation, the exhibition will be postponed to spring 2022. In order to have enough time for the conceptual and curatorial process, we will announce the final participants in fall 2021. Until then, stay tuned on our Telegram-Chat-Group.

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Subversive design is critical design and does not offer direct solutions, but first asks questions. Critical design scrutinizes the status quo of the classical design system and wants to break it up creatively. It strives for a change, a design revolution. The group exhibition deals with urgent issues of our time such as climate protection, digitalization, nationalism, discrimination and gathers contemporary designers who offer alternative designs. The exhibition runs from 13 August 2021 to 9 January 2022, and we are looking for about a dozen critical, humorous designers who want to help us transform the NRW-Forum into a “Kaufhaus der Kritik”— department store of criticism—  the entire exhibition will be auctioned off in the end.

Curatorial statement

We are very happy about the diverse submissions of our open call “Subversive Design”. However, due to the pandemic situation, the exhibition will be postponed to spring 2022. In order to have enough time for the conceptual and curatorial process, we will announce the final participants in fall 2021. Until then, stay tuned on our Telegram-Chat-Group.

Submissions

The Rated Republic of China
  • Design
  • Foto
  • Post internet

The Rated Republic of China

Filipe Vilas-Boas

The “Social Sphere”
  • Design
  • Mixed Media

The “Social Sphere”

Lucas Garvey

fast food interaction
  • Design

fast food interaction

Henrieke Neumeyer

Form Perform
  • Design
  • Post internet

Form Perform

Katherina Gorodynska

fuzzy match, 2020
  • Foto
  • Mixed Media

fuzzy match, 2020

Irene Anton

Synchronizität
  • AR
  • Design
  • Digital art

Synchronizität

Justus Pfeifer, Thamina Rastagar

SAVE it or DELETE it (when we rethink our being)
  • Mixed Media

SAVE it or DELETE it (when we rethink our being)

Sofia Anguelova

COMPAGNO
  • Design

COMPAGNO

Henrieke Neumeyer, Vaia Tatopoulou und Marleen Bauer

Boolean Agars
  • Design
  • Installation

Boolean Agars

Manuel Cornelius

Unter die Haut
  • Design
  • Mixed Media

Unter die Haut

Vaia Tatopoulou

Material Conversations
  • Mixed Media

Material Conversations

Marius Foerster

Chromoculars
  • Mixed Media
  • Post internet

Chromoculars

Nitish Jain and Emmanuela Mastora

fashion trash trail (2019)
  • Mixed Media

fashion trash trail (2019)

Irene Anton

The Pink Food Movement – Saving Food by Changing Your Visual Perception
  • AR
  • Mixed Media
  • Post internet

The Pink Food Movement – Saving Food by Changing Your Visual Perception

sylva lamm

Meeting table
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media

Meeting table

Patrizia Ricci

Zweifelhafte Objekte
  • Design
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media

Zweifelhafte Objekte

Irene Anton

Earth Candy
  • Design
  • Drawing

Earth Candy

Vanessa K. Nickel

Desintegratia
  • Digital art
  • Post internet

Desintegratia

Max Upravitelev

Space Communism Agitprop
  • Design
  • Mixed Media

Space Communism Agitprop

Max Upravitelev

Beverage beard
  • Design
  • Foto

Beverage beard

Kārlis Bogustovs

Flags for the Earth
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Installation

Flags for the Earth

Christine Birkhoven / Claudia Heiniger

Treasure or Trash
  • Design

Treasure or Trash

Christine Birkhoven / Claudia Heiniger

Carrying The Cross
  • Design
  • Foto
  • Video

Carrying The Cross

Filipe Vilas-Boas

PARANOIA SANS

  • Design
  • Digital art
  • Video

PARANOIA SANS


Florian Egermann

Besinnung und die Illusion von Stabilität
  • Design
  • Mixed Media

Besinnung und die Illusion von Stabilität

Anna van Eck

VON AROMATEN UND ALIPHATEN
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media

VON AROMATEN UND ALIPHATEN

Sebastian Wanke & Philipp Specht

YOU CAN’T STOP STEEL
  • Design
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media

YOU CAN’T STOP STEEL

Sebastian Wanke

“Dress me up in eternal love/Mama, šalji me vodi”
  • Mixed Media

“Dress me up in eternal love/Mama, šalji me vodi”

Aida Kožar

Future Love/ Zeix Berlin
  • Mixed Media
  • Post internet

Future Love/ Zeix Berlin

Jérôme Chazeix

Bethandschuh (english: Praying-Glove)
  • Design

Bethandschuh (english: Praying-Glove)

Liora Epstein

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