Rianne Makkink and Jurgen Bey, the architects behind the Dutch practice Studio Makkink & Bey have curated the ‘Industrious|Artefacts, the evolution of crafts’ exhibition which opened last Friday (27 May) at the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. The show, which will remain on view until 12 February 2012, explores the development of industrial processes and features works by a number of local and international artists and designers as well as projects by the students from the Applied Arts Department of the Amsterdam’s Sandberg Instituut.
From Studio Makkink & Bey:
‘NIJVERlheden: ‘Industrious Artefacts, the evolution of crafts shows the development of industrial processes. Guest curators Jurgen Bey and Rianne Makkink make connections between production processes from past and present. To this end, they invited national and international designers / artists who are reinventing these industrial systems in various machines, installations and designs.
‘The Afsluitdijk barrier dam that closed off the Zuiderzee sea in the last century, had a tremendous impact on local economy and culture and brought prosperity to the area. The craftsmanship that resulted from it, is a precursor to today’s industry. These preceding industrial phases may contain solutions that are useful in the issues of today.’
‘Through the heritage of the past and the design machines of today, we’re showing a glimpse of future solutions.
‘Hansje van Halem (graphic design) Klaske Oenema (introductory animation), Atelier NL, Maarten Kolk, Lucas van Vugt, Florian de Visser, Studio FormaFantasma, mischer ‘traxler, Kieren Jones, Jetske Visser, Merel Karhof, Raw Color, Marloes ten Bhömer, Dirk van der Kooij, EDHV, Mark Braun, ZIETA Prozessdesign, Will Shannon, Unfold & Tim Knapen, Trikoton, Jelte van Abbema, Sonja Bäumel, Elisa Strozyk, Studio Glithero, Greetje van Helmond.
‘Students of the Applied Arts Department of the Sandberg Instituut will present their projects inside the five houses of the Open Air Museum.’