“If you would describe the works of Aliki van der Kruijs in one sentence, the phrase would probably be a fluid chain of the following key words: water, blue, textile, trance. Her textile works paint the drops of a rainfall or the cadence of the sea. They’re always blue. And they set the mind to a poetic trance.”
Text by Ringo Gomez-Jorge (more…)
Made by Rain porcelain is nominated for the Open to Art award at the Milan gallery Officine Saffi. Open to Art is a biennial competition that aims to recognise the role of ceramics in contemporary culture, art and design.
24 shortlisted artists will be exhibited at Officine Saffi gallery from February 14th through April 18th 2019. During the opening reception – on February 13th – the jury will announce the winners.
The finalists have been selected amongst 400 candidates over 45 nationalities by an international jury comprised of 8 experts from the art and design world including Felicity Aylieff (artist, Head of programme Royal College of Arts, London), Laura Borghi (Officine Saffi), Flaminio Gualdoni (journalist, art critic and professor at Brera Academy of Fine Arts), Tom Morris (editor and consultant specialized in design, interiors and architecture), Isabelle Naef Galuba(director of Ariana Museum), Elisa Ossino (architect, stylist), Ranti Tjan (director of EKWC) and Matteo Zauli (curator, director of Carlo Zauli Museum).
For the exhibition Climate as Artifact – Klimaat als mensenwerk organised by Satellietgroep I collaborated with Jos Klarenbeek on the design research project Kadans.
Kadans sprouts from a shared curiosity for invisible natural processes, and using these as a source of information for developing patterns and materials.
Buoys and platforms offshore the coast of the Netherlands measure constantly changing conditions such as wave height, wave period and wind direction. How can the motion of the sea be a direct source for an ever-changing weaving pattern?
Kadans investigates the potential of raw scientific data: textile production is combined with sciences like geography and mathematics, constructing a soft output of hard data generated by the motions of waves at sea.
12 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Made by Rain is nominated in the category fashion for the Beazley Designs of the Year award and now on show in the Design Museum in London.
Every year since 2008 hundreds of design experts from around the world nominate the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months.
Now in its eleventh year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
The international awards and exhibition showcase design projects from the previous 12 months, across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Product, Graphics, and Transport. Design experts, practitioners and academics from across the world are asked by the Design Museum to suggest potential projects, from which the museum has selected 87 for nomination to display in the exhibition. A specially selected jury will choose a winner for each category and an overall winner – to be announced in November 2018.