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May 22, 2012

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Museum Bellerive: Jewelry Unleashed!

Jewelry is made of gold, silver, previous stones and jewels – is it not? Through September 23, the exhibition on “Urban jewelry” in Zurich’s Museum Bellerive showcases items by 80 jewelry designers that are made from everyday objects, from waste, plants or plastic. While some are presented classically in display cases, a few of the jewelry installations are almost unlimited in shape, occupying large sections of the exhibition spaces.


Future City Lab: Concentrated knowledge for the city of tomorrow

As of May 22, on Aedes am Pfefferberg there may be some trailblazing findings for the future or urban design. The Future City Lab project called “Cities in progress: Please do not disturb” brings together experts, professors and students at one place and in the form of an open-source initiative seeks to develop sustainable solutions for the city of tomorrow that spare resources. Over and above the event, the planned knowledge database will then be enriched by public debates, social networks and workshops.


ICA: Festival of moving images

Starting May 24, a joint project by art agency Lux and the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London will spend four days celebrating the moving image and contemporary film art. The “Biennial of Moving Images” program includes a broad range of different items, from screenings, cinematic events, and performances to panel discussions. Live feeds will enable all those who can’t get to the festival to follow events from a distance.


DAM: Tools, fetish, small utopia

As of May 25, Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt will be holding an exhibition that focuses on 20th and 21st century architectural models. The very title of the show “Tool, Fetish, Small Utopia” indicates the diversity of angles from which the topic will be addressed. The 300 exhibits, and they include models by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Rem Koolhaas and Peter Zumthor, highlight the breadth of the art of model making, from pure representational object to perfected gesamtkunstwerk.


New York: A new age of graphic design

In line with the times, “Graphic Design – Now in Production”, a joint event organized by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center in New York, is fully dedicated to visual communication. Enhanced technologies, freely accessible software, changed printing techniques, and a general sea change in the media world have emphatically altered the face of graphic design. Structured in eight different thematic areas, from poster, magazine, or branding through to typography, as of 26 may the event will present the entire diversity of this contemporary design discipline