Tag: Design

NGV Triennnial | Opening Weekend – Candice Breitz, Humberto Campana, Joris Laarman, Formafantasma

CANDICE BREITZ IN CONVERSATION | SUN 17 DEC, 6.30PM–7.30PM $20 M / $25 A / $22.50 C https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/candice-breitz-in-conversation/ International artist Candice Breitz, discusses her multiscreen video installation Love Story, 2016, a work that focusses on the current, worldwide refugee crisis, in conversation with director and producer Ivan O’Mahoney. Doors open at 6pm with drinks available for purchase. Candice Breitz is internationally recognised as a leading contemporary photographic and video artist. Her latest video installation Love story, 2016, considers the global scale of the refugee crisis. The work reflects on how celebrities are often treated by the media as more newsworthy than people facing real-world adversity. The film is based on interviews conducted with six people who have fled their countries as a result of a range of oppressive conditions: Sarah Mardini, who escaped war-torn Syria; José Maria João, a former…

Robert Wilson Decorative Arts Lecture | The Throne Chair – Wolf Burchard | NGV International

The Throne Chair - A Symbol of Status from Antiquity to the Present Day for the Robert Wilson Annual Decorate Arts Lecture 2017. Queen Victoria’s Ivory Throne, India 1840-50, The Royal Collection © Her Majesty The Queen (RCIN 1561) © Her Majesty The Queen

Almost every human culture has created furniture or established seating arrangements that reflect hierarchical distinctions within their society. Wolf Burchard revisits the history of the throne chair from antiquity to the present day, and explores its function and design based on the most intriguing examples known to survive. Speaker Wolf Burchard, Furniture Research Curator, National Trust, London Date: Monday 20th March, 6.30PM Venue: NGV International, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt) Free but bookings required at: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/the-throne-chair-a-symbol-of-status-from-antiquity-to-the-present-day/

Lecture | Design and Violence – Paola Antonelli | NGV International

Design has a history of violence. Aside from commercial and aesthetic successes, many design objects have ambiguous relationships with violence, challenging us with moral ambiguities and inconsistencies. MoMA curator Paola Antonelli explores how design can provide extraordinary insight into society and human nature, uncovering the dark side of the world’s ‘second oldest’ profession. Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator, Architecture and Design and Director of Research and Development at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Antonelli’s work investigates design’s influence on everyday experience, advocating for often overlooked objects and practices. Antonelli recently began adding to the MoMA Collection a range of important contemporary designs – videogames, the @ symbol and Google Map drop pin. Speaker Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design and Director, Research & Development, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Date: 5-6pm, October 4th 2015 Venue:…

Floortalk | Inspiration by Design| State Library of Victoria

Floor talk: Exhibition co-curator Elizabeth James, Victoria and Albert Museum Join special guest Elizabeth James from the Victoria and Albert Museum as she shares her intimate knowledge of the exhibition. Elizabeth James is the Senior Librarian in charge of National Art Library Collections, and one of the lead curators for the exhibition Inspiration by Design. Her research interests centre on the history of the book and book arts since 1800, including museum publications and artists’ books. About the Exhibition Inspiration by Design: Word and Image (until 14th June) from the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases some of the world’s finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration. The exhibition celebrates 150 years of collecting by the Victoria and Albert Museum’s National Art Library. See over 100 treasures including original hand-drawn illustrations from Beatrix Potter, a Pablo Picasso artist book, fashion sketches from…

Exhibition | Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum| State Library of Victoria

A new exhibition opens next week at the State Library of Victoria. This free exhibition showcases some of the world’s finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration. From London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Inspiration by Design celebrates 150 years of collecting by the National Art Library. Th exhibition will include a range beautiful books, from historic illustrated manuscripts and rare artists’ books to modern graphic design and fashion photography. The exhibition will present over 100 treasures including original hand-drawn illustrations from Beatrix Potter, a Pablo Picasso artist book, fashion sketches from Dior and Comme des Garçons, rare medieval manuscripts and much more. The exhibition will be complemented by a host of free public programming, including exhibition tours, film screenings, creative workshops and illuminating discussions. Opening hours This free exhibition is open 10am–5pm (until 9pm Thursday). Exhibition organised by the Victoria and…

Talks on Fashion, Art and Design for the final weekend of the Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV

On closing night, Sunday 8 February, the exhibition will be open from 6pm-10pm with gourmet food, drinks and entertainment. The exhibition will also be open 6pm-10pm on the closing night of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, Sunday 8 February. Talks on Saturday 7 February 11am – Mermaids and Madonnas with NGV curator Paola Di Trocchio 12pm – Sex, Identity and the Body in JPG with LaTrobe University Professor Denis Altman (Altman is an author and gay rights activist and was listed by The Bulletin as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever in 2006.) Talks on Sunday 8 February 11am – Odyssey with NGV Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles, Katie Somerville 12pm – Thierry-Maxime Loriot at The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier (Thierry-Maxime Loriot is the curator of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier from…

Exhibition | Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design | NGV Australia

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design is the first major exhibition dedicated to Australian furniture of the 1940s to the 1970s. This was a period of dynamic social change as Australians embraced a new, cosmopolitan mode of living. The design of the period are characterised by innovative and flexible approach to furniture design. Mid-century furniture design turned its back on the overstuffed and ornate examples of previous decades and, in doing so, revolutionised the contemporary Australian interior.  New methods of furniture design took hold in Australia after World War Two prompted in part by both the availability of new materials and  the shortages of others. New production techniques were developed and the influx of European immigrants who were skilled in the traditions of fine furniture making also changed the industry. Taking their cue from international trends in furniture, local designers adopted…

Talk | An Invitation to ‘Modern’ Melbourne: Reconsidering the 1956 Olympic Games Poster Dr John Hughson

An Invitation to ‘Modern’ Melbourne: Reconsidering the 1956 Olympic Games Poster Dr John Hughson The poster designed by Richard Beck for the Games of the XVI Olympiad introduced a significant stylistic interruption to the imagery used to promote the Olympic occasion and its ideals. Posters for the previous summer Games, since 1912, had featured different renditions of the semi-naked male athletic body. In stark contrast, Beck’s poster dispensed with human figuration instead offering a sparse geometrical design said to depict an invitation card. While there is little evidence in the formal records to indicate the commission of a specified design, Beck’s image fitted well with the agenda pursued by the local organizers for Melbourne to be represented as a ‘modern’ destination; a location where the Olympic Games could be conducted at distance from old enmities. However, rather than being a…

Film Screening | Eames: The Architect & The Painter

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image presents Long Play Eames: The Architect & The Painter  Friday 1 June 2012 to Sunday 17 June 2012 Australian Premiere and Exclusive to ACMI As part of its Long Play program, the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI) presents the Australian premiere of Eames: The Architect & The Painter which will screen from 1 to 17 June. James Franco narrates the story of 40 years of creativity from powerhouse couple Charles and Ray Eames. Film makers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey cleverly collate and curate an abundant Eames archive (Ray was known to keep every note, scribble and scrap of paper in case she needed it at a later date), to give us rare insight into the world of this dynamic duo. Including interviews with Charles Eames’ daughter and grandson Lucia Eames…

NGV Lecture and Discussion | The language of things – Unexpected Pleasures with Deyan Sudjic, Susan Cohn, and Ab Rogers

Lecture and Discussion: The language of things To kick start Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery join us for this rare opportunity to view the exhibition after hours and hear Deyan Sudjic Director, Design Museum, London give a talk. This will be followed by a group discussion with Susan Cohn, Exhibition Curator and Ab Rogers, Exhibition Designer. About the Exhibition Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives.  Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery, the exhibition brings together important work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. Contemporary  Jewellery in this sense is…

Lecture – Jane Wernwick ‘Engineering Delight – collaborations on projects to make you smile’

Melbourne School of Design –  Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning,  The University of Melbourne Jane Wernick Jane Wernick Associates, Consulting Engineers, London Engineering Delight – collaborations on projects to make you smile Tuesday 3 August Jane Wernick, one of the masterminds behind London’s Millennium Wheel, will give an intimate and engaging insight into her extraordinary engineering projects and consultative practice. ‘The talk will describe how structural engineering solutions for our projects are developed as a result of a series of conversations between us, the client, and the other members of the design team,’ Jane says. It will focus on a number of projects which ‘bring delight’ to those who experience them, and will describe how the structural designs evolved. Jane Wernick (FREng Hon FRIBA FRSA CEng FIStructE FICE) is a structural engineer who likes to collaborate with architects and…

State of Design festival: Art related events

The State of Design festival begins tomorrow and runs till the 25th of July. Below are a few of the more art-related events. For a full program and further details about the below events see the website – http://www.stateofdesign.com.au/ Some events may attract an entry fee. 175 Years of Design – http://www.stateofdesign.com.au/Public-Events/All-Events/175-years-design Part exhibition, part open forum. The 30-metre long installation reflects on Victoria’s design history and encourages visitors to share their stories. The exhibition draws on photographs, archival materials, graphics and sketches to retell tales of design in our daily life from 1835 to present day. 17-18 July, 10am-5pm ($10 entry fee for public). Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson St, Carlton. 3D Stencil Project – http://www.stateofdesign.com.au/Public-Events/All-Events/3D-stencil-project Your average two-dimensional stencil artist goes out on the street with a cardboard stencil and a can of spray paint. With the 3D Stencil,…

Symposium: Alternative Practices in Design: The Collective – Past, Present & Future

Alternative Practices in Design: The Collective – Past, Present & Future 9-10 July 2010 RMIT University, Melbourne The rise of social networking and peer-2-peer technology development, the return of community focused activities (eg. gardens, knitting groups, food cooperatives) and creative collectives across the fields of the visual and performing arts has reawakened the discourse around human capital, flat structures and collectives. In response to this an international Symposium on the theme of the design collective is being convened at RMIT University in July 2010 with participants from Europe, the UK, and Australasia. The Collective offers a powerful model to conceptualise and experience the practice of design. Recent, high-quality research will be presented which uncovers historical and contemporary examples: real, virtual or theoretical; cultural and organisational theories; and, associated collective modes of practice and their ramifications for gender and political activism.…