2018-04-20 - 2018-04-30
Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art & Museum of Urban Planning
It is a matter of cliché to talk about design. What we are talking about is the boundary of thinking, namely things beyond the field of cognition but touchable in our everyday life. This is an exhibition starting from a pair of chopsticks.
What will be the method and status of a possible design? We try to explore the possibility of design through nine sets of keywords and discuss how design influences the present and puts forward the possibility. It may not be a designer’s design, it may not solve the actual problem, or it may not have an answer. Based on the clues of “possibility of changing the habits, possibility of changing the thoughts, possibility of changing the situation, possibility of changing the needs, possibility of changing the conflict, possibility of changing the business, possibility of changing the production, possibility of changing the conclusion and possibility of changing the inheritance”, the exhibition tells 15 stories.
In these wonderful cases, you can see that we no longer pay attention to the “big design” we are talking about today. Instead, we put our vision to different corners of the world such as Africa. We display the application of design in several fields in Uganda, including health, education and agriculture. We display how to create things from unexpected materials while combing aesthetics of the times and aesthetics of life, including wearable wood, carton purses and remanufactured waste ceramics. We also display how to communicate Zen and Tao using the latest technology and forms and breaking the inherent nouns. It is more important to put the “Possibility of Design”, which is being talked about today, back to the driving force of “design value”, generating broader inspiration.
The theme exhibition makes a dark space and lets every piece of work shine in the dark. It also implies that although there are many imperfect things in the world, many people are still using their own power to make changes and explore new possibilities.