In the context of Dutch Design Week 2018, design studio Tellurico has invited the collective Molto Molto Projects to co-curate the exhibition "The biggest living room in the Netherlands" in a special venue such the T´Karregat of Eindhoven.
"The biggest living room in the Netherlands"
Frank Van Klingeren´s multifunctional neighborhood centre was one of the most controversial buildings in the Netherlands. Now all but forgotten t-Karregat was built with the aim of creating and improving the relationships within the community. On a structural level, the complex is built around one element, the pillar, not only as a structure but as an element around which to gather and unite. Van Klingeren said ‘’ there would have to be a roof on a pillar and nothing else, they will be artificial trees, sculptures you could stand under. I can even see them all over Eindhoven as a symbol of more human society’’.
Organised by Tellurico and Molto Molto Projects “The biggest living room in the Netherlands” would explore the pillar as a concept, investigating it not only as a constructive element but also as a possible catalyser of relationships between people. The aim will be to make a heterogeneous understanding of the same element from the perspectives of different artists and designers generating a multiple reading and an exhibition intimately interwoven with the space. The original component of the column and its interpretations, whether literal or symbolic, will share the same space, creating a new but nevertheless natural situation to it: the column as an “umbrella” that embraces the different readings of itself.
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
- Andrés Izquierdohttps://andresizquierdo.org/
- Anna Aagaard Jensenhttps://www.annaaagaardjensen.com/
- Audrey Largehttp://s710959515.onlinehome.fr/
- Elissa Lacostehttps://elissalacoste.fr/
- Javier Montorohttps://www.jmontoro.com/
- Marta Armengolhttps://martarmengol.com/
- Studio Jephrïmhttp://studiojephrim.com/
- Studio La Cubehttps://www.studiolacube.com/
Marta has exhibited at Palais de Tokyo in 2015 and She is the co-founder of the Cierto Estudio, and member between 2015 and 2017. During this period the studio had different recognitions: Special Mention at Solvia Innova Prize 2014, Shortlisted at Solvia Innova Prize 2015, awarded with two Premis Ajac X 2016 in Unbuilt Work + Furniture and more recently, in 2017, with the First Prize for the Masterplan and construction of a social housing building in Plaça de les Glòries, Barcelona.
Stefanie moves between the fine line of contemporary Art, design and craftsmanship. Her focus is on manual work with all kinds of materials, from small to large objects, always with a humorous and critical view of the world and how we deal with it. She's part of the architectural collective. constructLab and the Hamburger Collective hallo Festspiele.
At the threshold between art and design Andrés considers himself a sculptor working with objects, looking for the destruction of their formal meaning in order to give rise to new functional and habitable systems in the plane of abstraction.
His practice ranges from the production of domestic objects to architectural ones in which often mystical and metaphysical questions raised through the perception of light and space blend with earthly themes such as body and pleasure, rites and symbolism or apprehension and sexuality.
Hands-on and instinctive, her work ensues from her quest for a sense of wilderness and grotesque in the contemporary in order to find another material vibrancy. She seeks for the wild, the inexplicable and the sensorial. Her interest in allowing the matter to show its own face and shape itself leads her to unexpected results presenting an unconventional beauty, reflecting upon our relationship to our physical environment and nature.