Open to the public from Saturday May 11th to Sunday November 24th 2019, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, will be curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.
The pre-opening will take place on May 8th, 9th and 10th, the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday May 11th 2019.
Surrealism is one of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century. Everyday objects played a central role in its dreamlike imagery: they were alienated, ironized, or combined to create curious hybrids. This led to the creation of numerous key works of modern art, from Marcel Duchamp’s »Bicycle Wheel« (1913) to Salvador Dalí’s »Lobster Telephone« (1936). In reverse, Surrealism also exercised a decisive influence on the evolution of design. On 28 September 2019, the Vitra Design Museum will open a major exhibition that offers a comprehensive look at the dialogue between Surrealism and design. For the first time, it will unveil the extent to which Surrealism has influenced the design of the past 100 years – from furniture and interiors to graphic design, fashion, and photography. The exhibition will include works by Gae Aulenti, Björk, Achille Castiglioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dalí, Dunne & Raby, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Ray Eames, Front, Frederick Kiesler, Shiro Kuramata, René Magritte, Carlo Mollino, Isamu Noguchi, Meret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Iris van Herpen, and many others.
Press conference: 26 September 2019, 2 p.m.
Opening talk and vernissage: 27 September 2019, 6 p.m.
The first edition of Porto Design Biennale, open to the public during the extended period from 18 October to 28 November 2019, takes the tensions of the new millennium as its central theme. It takes on board the urgency of considering a changing reality and calling upon design and understanding it as critical thinking and way of intervening in that reality.
It is therefore urgent to identify, discuss and assess the forms and functions of design in the first twenty years of this millennium, and to consider the social effectiveness of the design and the new connections made from an economic, technological, political, cultural and environmental perspective. Framed within this broad and complex spectrum of tensions – of identity, geopolitics, and finance – how does the design affected by them come about? How does it interact with other disciplines and what kind of proposals are put together in these crossover areas? How does design play its role of mediator of new social meanings? How effective is design in bringing about a more inclusive, sustained and equitable society?
Three main nuclei of the theme Post Millennium Tension – Present Tense; Design and Democracy; Design Forum – together offer up seven exhibitions, two public space installations, two workshop cycles, a performance conference and a Digital Culture conference and debate event.
Territorio Italia focuses on events based on the guest country – Italy. Through three exhibitions and a conference, we are introduced to a new practice of Italian design, inseparable from the context of tension and socio-political change that affects the country and is symptomatic of a broad spectrum of tensions that mark Europe and today’s globalised world.The work of the academy will be carried out through the Schools project, in which national design educational institutions will present their visions and projects. Alongside the core schedule, several events will make up a Satellites schedule, which has a variety of forms and expressions, bringing together events hosted by Porto Design Biennale and ten projects selected from an open call. In addition to the motivations and proposals already laid out, Porto Design Biennale is intended to be a place of celebration.
From November 14th, 2019 to February 9th, 2020 in Ljubljana, the 26th Biennial of Design, BIO 26 – Common Knowledge, will present the outcomes of the exploratory work of the winning challenges at various locations in Ljubljana, complementing the main exhibition at MAO and accompanied by a special catalogue.
BIO 26 will take on one of the greatest challenges of our time: information. Concerned with the widespread crisis in information, BIO 26 seeks to harvest the best ideas that explore ways to creatively take charge and react to it, as well as to propose experiments and present alternatives to the ways we currently deal with information and knowledge.
The open call invites designers, architects, scientists, artists, communicators, educational professionals, sociologists, and the general public on a sprint journey to revisit the fundamental structures of knowledge production and transmission in society, going back to the Enlightenment.
BIO – The Biennial of Design in Ljubljana is organised by the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), and is an international platform for new approaches in design. BIO was founded in 1963, making it the first design biennial in Europe. Witnessing the many shifts and changes of the last 56 years, BIO has seen design transition from its birth at the crossroads of industrialization and modernism to a discipline that permeates all layers of life and human endeavour. Today, BIO is structured as a long-term collaborative process, where teams of designers and multidisciplinary agents develop alternatives to established systems. BIO works as a testing ground, where design is employed as a tool to question and improve our daily life, among different and multidisciplinary design approaches that touch systems, production, services, scientific research, humanistic issues, unexpected conditions for the production of our habitat. The diverse array of topics resonates with both local and global demands, with comprehensive projects aimed at creating resilient structures that develop over time, beyond the duration of the Biennial.
IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living will welcome over 400 exhibitors with a variety of products related to the entire living space from furniture to tableware, designed gadgets and living products. The show attracts a wide range of visitors from not only retailers but also hotels, restaurants, architectural designers and office designers.
The theme of the special zone in 2019 is “office”, offering new ideas for office environments to visitors in the contract sector, including architects and interior designers. The show will also welcome new exhibition directors, Mr Makoto Tanijiri and Ms Ai Yoshida from SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE, and continues to be developed as the best place to meet the new lifestyle market business.
Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd. organises Interior Lifestyle Tokyo in June / July while Japan Furniture Industry Development Association and Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd.co-organise IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living in November.
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo derives from two trade fairs – Ambiente, the largest consumer goods trade fair in the world, and Heimtextil, an international trade fair for household and commercial textiles.
We welcome over 800 exhibitors with a variety of products such as designed gift items, tableware, foods, jewellery and high-end furniture. These features of the fair attract a wide range of visitors, providing exhibitors with the opportunity to meet new buyers and expand their business.
In the American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall.
Chiang Mai Design Week is a festival jointly held by creators, designers, craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs in Chiang Mai and from other cities. It also provides a conversation space where people can get together and share design knowledge as local and international designers and creators are invited to celebrate the creative culture and the potential of design.
The festival, however, reaches beyond designers and creative professionals. It also focuses on creating a shared experience with design works among the younger generation, local communities, tourists and anyone interested in design through various activities such as exhibitions, large-scale installations, arts and music. Importantly, they further Chiang Mai’s development effort towards becoming a “Creative City” with deep art, cultural and artisan roots.
Each year, the festival takes place throughout the city of Chiang Mai in several districts with different defining elements: from the Three Kings Monument district with its rich arts and cultural heritage and local way of life to the TCDC Chiang Mai area which is a source of modern design knowledge. Everyone is invited to take a walk and see the city from a different perspective while experiencing various creative activities.
Hosted right at the start of the year, imm cologne is the most important date on the interior design calendar. It’s where the entire interiors industry gathers to present and discover new launches from around the world, to experience the major future trends and make a successful start to the new season. The trade fair is a must-attend event for senior decision-makers from all international markets and the whole interior design scene. Do you want to create moments for your brand, innovations or new collections that people will remember? Then imm cologne is the ultimate destination.