Exhibition and curation, 2013

in collaboration with with Thomas Widdershoven, Jan Konings, Irma Foldenyi
and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven-NL

In the exhibition ‘Self Unself’, Design Academy Eindhoven invites the visitor to explore the tensions between ‘I’ and ‘we’ in contemporary design. What is the role of the individual in the work of the latest generation of designers, and how do they value the collective?
‘Self Unself’ contains works by alumni, designers and artists related to Design Academy Eindhoven.
The exhibition is the start of a lengthy dialogue which these two top institutions in Eindhoven want to conduct together in order to learn from each other and reach a lively exchange about the key ideas behind creativity. The similarities and differences between the ways in which artists and designers work are examined, and an exchange is set in motion between the “design public” and the “art public”.