Craft as Myth Between Ideal and Real Life

29 April – 11 September 2022

Visual: Great Design Studio

The Craft as Myth. Between Ideal and Real Life focuses on universal values and messages associated with craft in the past, present, and future.

The show exposes romanticized notions as well as ideologies and reveals the emotions and affects, ideas and wishes the sphere of handcrafted produce evokes in the individual and society. This approach brings clarity and new momentum to many contemporary debates but also to the social dimension of design. The presentation comprises an array of objects, films, pictures, photographs, and artworks. The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the vorarlberg museum, Bregenz.

With objects from numerous collections and organizations such as: Berlinische Galerie, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Sammlung zeitgenössische Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland sowie Vincent Systems GmbH, BraunGmbH, Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Freitag lab. Ag und Mono GmbH

With works by: Blixa Bargeld, Olivier van Herpt, Olaf Holzapfel, Sofia Hultén, Hella Jongerius, Abir Kobeissi, Bele Marx & Gilles Mussard, Jens Risch, August Sander, TSATSAS, Heidi Vogel-Hennig, Donata Wenders und Babette Wiezorek

Curators: Grit Weber (Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main), Kerstin Stöver and Ute Thomas (Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), and Theresia Anwander (vorarlberg museum, Bregenz).


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