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Design Society to open in October with two exhibitions
    2017-April-6  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    DESIGN Society, a new cultural hub in Shekou, will open in October with two inaugural exhibitions: “Values of Design” at the V&A Gallery and “Minding the Digital” at the Main Gallery.

    “Minding the Digital” will explore how design shapes the present and the future, positioning digital design as a platform to connect technology with human values. Through its presentation of a cross-disciplinary array of design, “Minding the Digital” embraces digitalization as a key innovative force. It is timely to ask how we can define this phenomenon in the most creative way.

    “Values of Design” will consider how values drive design and how design is valued, as well as highlight the key role that design plays in society. It will feature exhibits drawn from the V&A’s major collections of fashion, photography, furniture, product and graphic design, theater and performance. It will showcase objects that represent key turning points in the history of design against the backdrop of Shenzhen, a city in which design and manufacturing are developing at a rapid rate.

    Ole Bouman, director of Design Society, said: “In an age of accelerating change, the future belongs to those who are agile, curious and creative. More specifically, when people are looking for answers to the big issues of our time, such as climate change, the pursuit of a better life, the protection of health, as well as ongoing urbanization and digitization, it has become increasingly clear that human creativity will be the critical factor to decide success over failure. And not just creativity as a goal in itself, but creativity as an applied human endeavor. Future-proof states don’t curb the creative drive, they support it. They make creativity a pillar of their legitimacy. I am confident that, together with the V&A Gallery, the opening show in Design Society’s Main Gallery sends the message of a thriving creative culture in China in relation with global developments in design today.”

    Tim Reeve, deputy director of the V&A, said: “The exhibition ‘Values of Design’ is the result of two years of extensive research and cross-cultural dialogue between the V&A team and scholars, creative practitioners, educators and museum professionals in China. Building on the V&A’s 160-year tradition of interpretation and display of art and design, with a particularly rich heritage in Chinese design, this partnership is an exciting continuation of our work. We very much hope that this new V&A Gallery, as a key component of Design Society, will offer a unique visitor experience and an important historical and international backdrop to understand the context in which the move from ‘made in’ to ‘created in’ China is taking place.”

    Design Society is the result of a pioneering international partnership between leading State-owned company China Merchants Shekou Holdings (CMSK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. The first of its kind between a U.K. museum and a Chinese partner, the collaboration is multi-faceted and includes the provision of professional advice and training by the V&A to help CMSK establish and develop a world-class design museum. Design Society will also generate a diverse public program and aims to activate design as a social catalyst. (SD News)

    Captions

    (Above: Clockwise from L)

    Sandal Shoes, U.K., 1820.

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    Astrolabe, Iran, 18th century.

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    Parkesine plastic comb, U.K., 1870.

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    Microstructures Adaptation Chair (Long Cell), Joris Laarman, Edition of 12, Joris Laarman, 2014. Joris Laarman Lab

    (Below: From L)

    Court coat, U.K., 1800.

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    Super Clover, Michael Young, hand-blown glass, 2017. Lasvit

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