MASS OF TIME AT CUBE DESIGN MUSEUM
Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, Netherlands.
MASS OF TIME - A conceptual instrument designed by Kacper Hamilton is being displayed at a new exhibition entitled ‘Time Matters’ at the Cube Design Museum in the Netherlands. The exhibition brings together 30 contemporary time-related works by well-known artists and designers from around the world.
Man has always wondered about time, its nature and implications. Nowadays, people are obsessed by time as it has turned into something rare we avidly look for, even though we do not make the most of it. The exhibition Time Matters displays almost 30 objects around the theme of time.
Designers and artists have always had a pioneering approach to contemporary subject matters and time is an extremely fascinating theme - the very word evokes a whole spectrum of possible meanings. Encompassing art and design, these visionary projects provide a new, open interpretation of time.
The exhibits highlight the relativity of time as they suggest both the desire for a vertiginous acceleration or the need for a slower pace. In this respect, all projects reflect the contemporary world with its contradictions and multiplicity of points of view.
The exhibition is a journey with and through time in the six different sections of the exhibition. In Change the clocks are reinvented beyond all commonplaces; the flowing of minutes and hours is seen in terms of change, growth and decline. The exhibits in Personal convey the importance of personal rhythms. The devises in Valuable consider time in terms of productivity, time is money, or on the contrary encourage us to use our time to meditate. The pieces in Now focus on the present, while those in Tangible transform the perception of time into a sensory experience. Finally, the clocks in Measurable show the ancient connection of time with astronomy.
Link to the exhibition website. Exhibition dates: 1st June 2020 - 3rd January 2021.
Shown above: 'Mass of Time' by Kacper Hamilton
Concept & composition: Elisabetta Pisu (IMF Foundation), Gene Bertrand (Cube design museum), Wouter van Dillen (Cube design museum).
Spatial concept & design: Joana Rademakers (Chapters creative studio), Monique Aerts (MONOS advies).
Graphic design: Joana Rademakers (Chapters creative studio), Monique Aerts (MONOS advies).
Text: Elisabetta Pisu (IMF Foundation), Giulia Zappa (IMF Foundation).
Photography exposition: Ruud Balk.
Photography campaign image: Serge Technau.
Translation: Vertaalbureau Louvenberg, Kirstin Römer, DUO vertaalbureau.
Realisation: Madeleine van Daele (Cube design museum), Monique Aerts (MONOS advies), Alex Grijmans (MG-B Graphic Specials), Chris Gielen (Gielen Reclame B.V.), Joana Rademakers (Chapters creative studio), Tom Jannes.
Loans: Elisabetta Pisu, IMF Foundation.
Made possible by IMF Foundation.