I recently reviewed this exciting exhibition of Modern Dutch Design at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach thru June 11th.
The Centre Pompidou is presenting “Mutations/Créations“: a new event decidedly turned towards
the future and the interaction between digital technology and creation; a territory shared by art,
innovation and science. Drawing on all the disciplines in a mix of research, art and engineering,
the first edition of this annual event calls upon music, design and architecture. It consists of
two exhibitions (“Imprimer le monde“ and “Ross Lovegrove“), an Art/Innovation Forum entitled
“Vertigo“, and various study days and get-togethers.
Each year, thematic and monographic exhibitions will be staged around meetings and workshops
that turn the Centre Pompidou into an “incubator“: a place for demonstrating prototypes, carrying
out artistic experiments in vivo, and talking with designers. This platform will also be a critical
observatory and a tool for analysing the impact of creation on society. How have the various forms
of creation begun using digital technologies to open up new industrial perspectives? How do they
question the social, economic and political effects of these industrial developments, and their ethical
limits? What formal transformations have come about in music, art, design and architecture with
regard to technical and scientific progress?