We're part of MINDCRAFT16 in Milan on 12-17 April. The exhibition
showcases new and original works by some of Denmark’s leading designers and craftspeople.
The Danish Arts Foundation presents MINDCRAFT16 in Milan on
12-17 April. The exhibition
showcases new and original works by some of Denmark's leading
designers and craftspeople.
Since 2008, the MINDCRAFT exhibitions have presented a varying
selection of the best new design and craft at the annual
design week in Milan. This year, the Danish Arts Foundation asked
the design duo GamFratesi to curate and design the exhibition,
which is presented at the Circolo Filologico in central Milan.
Last year's MINDCRAFT exhibition was also curated by GamFratesi,
and the exhibition received both a Milano Design Award and a
German Design Award.
'It is important for the Danish Arts Foundation to be present at
key international events, and the design week in Milan is one
of the most important events in our field. Danish design and craft
has a strong reputation, and a high-profile exhibition such as
MINDCRAFT helps affirm our international standing.
GamFratesi has selected some of the leading Danish designers and
craftspeople who all have a big international potential,' says
Astrid Krogh, Chair of the Danish Arts Foundation's Committee for
Crafts and Design Project Funding.
In My Mind Craft
The combination of the words MIND and CRAFT highlights the goal of
the exhibition series, which is to showcase the capacity and
potential of a field that spans from experimental, innovative
and conceptual design to the technical proficiency and
material knowledge from crafts. This year, GamFratesi defined
a theme that provided an added dimension to MINDCRAFT16.
'The theme of MINDCRAFT16 is "In My Mind Craft". Like last year,
we have chosen a historical venue for the MINDCRAFT
exhibition: the Circolo Filologico in the centre of Milan. This
institution studies the origins o texts and literature, and
driven by the notion of tracing the origins of a project, an idea,
a thought, we looked to historical ideas about the human brain
as a source of inspiration for our exhibition concept. The
designers and craftspeople selected to take part in MINDCRAFT16
have each interpreted the theme "In My Mind Craft" in their
individual works,' GamFratesi explain.
This year's participants are:
Benandsebastian, Anne Dorthe Vester and Maria Bruun, Christina
Schou Christensen, Rosa Tolnov Clausen, Freya Dalsjø, Dark Matters,
Yuki Ferdinandsen, Halstrøm-Odgaard, Ole Jensen, Irv
Johnson Music, Marianne Krumbach, Akiko Kuwahata, Cecilie
Manz, Nicholas Nybro, Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt, Øivind
Alexander Slaatto and Henrik Vibskov.
See the new works and read about the designers at www.mindcraftexhibition.com
Photo: Tuala Hjarnø