June 23 - Septermber 15, 2009
"Interior Design as a Contemporary Art Medium in Germany" investigates the connection between fine art and applied design in twenty-five artistic positions by means of individual objects, sculptures, installations, videos and – in the exhibition catalogue – inserts.
At first glance, the mobilia, objects and interiors appear to possess an "obvious" identity as "furniture", "luminaries" or "interiors". At second glance, however, they are too uncomfortable, colourful and eccentric, all too clearly geared to our perception or a situational communicative event. They represent ideas, projects, scenic reinterpretations of situations conditioned by certain furnishing and architectural elements. The interior spaces chosen by many of the contributing artists form links between aspects of contemporary history and their own biography and critical aesthetics.
The Manila exhibition will also be featuring local artists’ works. Curator Dr. Renate Goldmann will be in Manila during the opening to give a lecture on the exhibit.
“Come-in: Interior Design as a Contemporary Art Medium in Germany” is an exhibit by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V. (ifa) / Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations presented by the Goethe-Institut Manila, Metropolitan Museum of Manila and with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.For more info, click here.