Valentin Ruhry – Bitcoin und Instagram

Der Künstler Valentin Ruhry ist bekannt für seine minimalistischen Skulpturen und seine absolute formale Konsequenz. Er versteht sich als Bildhauer mit recherchebasiertem, konzeptuellem Approach. Oft arbeitet Ruhry mit dem Medium Licht als Material, bzw. untersucht Alltagsobjekte auf ihre physikalisch messbaren Eigenschaften (wie Spannung, Reibung, etc.). Bei einem mehrmonatigen Aufenthalt in den USA im Vorfeld seiner Einzelausstellung ANGEWANDTE … weiter lesen „Valentin Ruhry – Bitcoin und Instagram“

Dunne & Raby in dialog with Alex McDowell

As places where design is debated now and will be debated in the future, what is the duty and purpose of museums of applied arts? Which themes are relevant to everyday life? Which objects should be collected? And in what way and for what purpose? The MAK posed these questions to nine globally renowned design … weiter lesen „Dunne & Raby in dialog with Alex McDowell“

Incertitudes – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design

The exhibition EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design sparks an inspired and inspiring confrontation between the long-standing history of the MAK collection and contemporary design avant-garde. Tying in with EXEMPLARY’s unique presentation, nine internationally acclaimed design mavens participated in an experiment exploring the significance of the MAK collection … weiter lesen „Incertitudes – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design“

Morphing Hood Dress – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design

  Sabine Seymour combines the fields of design, fashion, science, and technology. The goal of her trans-disciplinary work in research and development is to find innovative appliqués for “wearable technology”, technology we wear directly on the body: integrated in the garment as a technically constructed “second skin” or as an accessory.   Significant impulse for … weiter lesen „Morphing Hood Dress – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design“

Sporty Supaheroe Jacket – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design

To mark the museum’s jubilee, the MAK presents an inspiring juxtaposition between the tradition-steeped MAK collection and contemporary avant-garde design. Divided into nine areas, the exhibition reveals changing perspectives between defining moments of the MAK’s history—which are told through the actions of influential protagonists close to the museum—and future topics in 21st century design that … weiter lesen „Sporty Supaheroe Jacket – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design“

Remora – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design

Sabine Seymour’s selection for extending the MAK collection within the exhibition „EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design,” displays a cross section of a futuristic market: Google Glass promises augmented reality, mechanically transformed clothing takes shape through new lighting technology, reacts to sound, touch or the emotions of the … weiter lesen „Remora – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design“

Partage Plus – Digitising and Enabling Art Nouveau for Europeana

Das Ganze sollte fabelhaft schön werden, etwas absolut neues und grandioses: der Mosaikfries für das Speisezimmer im Palais Stoclet von Gustav Klimt (1910/11). Er war mit 117.000 Kronen auch sagenhaft teuer – das Jahresgehalt eines Lehrers betrug damals 1500 Kronen! Die Werkzeichnungen dazu gehören zu den wichtigsten Exponaten der MAK-Schausammlung „Wien 1900“ und sind Teil … weiter lesen „Partage Plus – Digitising and Enabling Art Nouveau for Europeana“

Scientific Skin: iGEM 2012 | Quanticare

iGEM 2012 | Quanticare is a project developed for the worldwide undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition iGEM. Quanticare is a project developed in partnership between designers Ann-Kristin Abel and Jenny Lee, Amy Congdon acting as project facilitator, and the 2012 NRP-UEA iGEM team, with the aim of exploring the ethical implications of Synthetic Biology.