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Mar 20, 2012

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Sound Art: The visualization of sound

A composition of the senses. At the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, the exhibition "Sound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art" will remain open and presenting a historical classification and visualization of sound art until January 6, 2013. A colourful array of music performances, concerts, sound sculptures and installations highlight the diversity of this distinct art form. Visitors are also able to play an active part in the exhibition, becoming "sound generators" themselves.


Berlin: In the tradition of the cantilever

At the beginning of the last century, Bauhaus greats such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer designed the first cantilevers. In doing so they took this idea of lightness and transparency seen in their architecture and translated it into product design. From March 21, the exhibition, "Chairs without Legs", in the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin will be focusing on this particular product category, which despite (or perhaps precisely because of) its unconventional and really provocative appearance evolved into the epitome of contemporary design in the 1920s.


Delft: The quintessence of coolness

Why are some things cool, and others not? How cool does a product need to be to gain acceptance on the market? On March 23, a symposium at the Technical University Delft will venture to decode the term "coolness". Architects, industrial designers and anthropologists from all over the world will hold talks on the topic from a design perspective. The conference will be rounded off with a competition, challenging the University's design students to develop the ultimate cool product.


Berlin: The newspaper as the subject of art

The newspaper as the subject of art: This is the central theme of the "ARTandPRESS" exhibition in Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau as of March 23. It displays over 50 artistic takes on the subject matter by a variety of artists, including Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter and Julian Schnabel. A number of them, such as Anselm Kiefer or Ai Weiwei, even created new works specifically for the exhibition. In this way, the exhibition does not remain limited to a historical consideration of the press, but also encourages a classification of the medium within today's art landscape.


Boston: Fascination Japan

At the turn of the 20th century, a surge of enthusiasm for Japanese design swept across America. Sparked by the mass of Japanese products flooding into the country at the time, the influence of the Far-Eastern culture was also reflected in the artistic expression of the day. The exhibition "The Allure of Japan" in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston presents a selection of posters, prints and ornamental artworks that document the mergence of these two such distinct cultures.