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Category Archives: Netherlands

Graphic Detour: Crossing Borders in European Design

Graphic Detour: Crossing Borders in European Design Graphic Design Museum Breda, NL, June 11 – November 27, 2011 Direktorenhaus, Berlin, DE, December 16, 2011 – February 3, 2012 Curator: Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer) Statement: «Graphic Design isn’t what it used to be. Whereas traditional graphic design was a clearly defined craft, now technology allows anyone to […]

Connecting the Past and the Future
Graphic Design Museum, Breda

Connecting the Past and the Future Graphic Design Museum / Museum of the Image, Breda, NL January 15 – May 29, 2011 Statement: «The past and the present are always connected. And this has persuaded the Graphic Design Museum to make connections between the history and the future of graphic image culture. The exhibition Connecting […]

UnCOVERing Women

Uncovering Women Graphic Design Museum Breda, NL September 25, 2010 – May 29, 2011 Curator: Margriet van der Linden Statement: «In the 19th century wealthy women browsed through women’s magazines mainly out of boredom. In the 20th century, women became more aware of their role within the family and at work. Where women’s magazines were […]

Shaping Time, by Lev Manovich

Shaping Time Graphic Design Museum Breda, NL May 11 [?] – June 2010 Curator: Lev Manovich Statement: «Lev Manovich is one of the most influential thinkers in the field of new media and digital culture. He is professor of visual arts at the University of California, San Diego and director of the Lab for Cultural […]

The Situation Room
P/////AKT, Amsterdam

The Situation Room P/////AKT platform voor beeldende kunst, Amsterdam, NL April 8-24, 2010 Statement: «The Situation Room [is] an exhibition of works by graphic designers Hilde and Janna Meeus, Our Polite Society, Karl Nawroth, Young Na Kim and Nina Støttrup Larsen. […] The Situation Room is a 150 square meter temporary set up and documentation […]


Infodecodata Graphic Design Museum Breda, NL February 20 – September 5, 2010 Statement: «The weatherman on TV has been replaced by the shower radar; you can check whether your train is delayed with your iPhone App. We use transitory media such as internet and the mobile telephone to find information much more quickly, in any […]

Take On Me (Take Me On)
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Take On Me (Take Me On). An alternative production factory Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL Dutch Design Week 2009 October 17 – November 8, 2009 Curators: Freek Lomme and Hadas Zemer Statement: «During the Dutch Design Week 2009, from 17 to 25 October, the Van Abbemuseum presents Take on me (take me on), a live-exhibition project […]

Stadtstaat. A Scenario for Merging Cities

Stadtstaat. A Scenario for Merging Cities a project by Metahaven Episode 1: Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, July 17 – September 12, 2009 Episode 2: Casco, Utrecht, September 26 – November 15 2009 Statement: «Stadtstaat explores the interlocked, equivocal relations between contemporary models of governance and their visual identity, by taking an imaginary city-state as a case study. […]

Credit on Color

Credit on Color Graphic Design Museum Breda, NL Summer 2009 Statement: «… [T]he Graphic Design Museum is presenting thousands of credit cards, free cards, discount cards, gift cards and credit card look-alikes on one wall, arranged by colour. A rainbow of cards. Everywhere Credit cards and personal debit cards were invented by banks. Nowadays, it […]

Dutch Design Database on show

Dutch Design Database Graphic Design Museum Breda, NL June 2009 – January 2010 «Around 1950, there were just over 100 graphic designers in the Netherlands. Sixty years later, there are more than 5000 people active in the graphic design sector. The exhibition Dutch Design Database shows how the profession has developed from a few individuals […]