We are very happy to announce that the central exhibition BIO 26 | Common Knowledge, together with curator Thomas Geisler, director of the Kunstgewerbemuseum at the Dresden State Art Collection, and assistant curator Aline Lara Rezende, will be brought back to life and shown in an adapted version in Dresden.
With special focus on information crisis; Common Knowledge – Design in Times of the Information Crisis questions fake news, trustful sources and examines the interrelations between multidimensional information crisis and citizenship. It explores the role and potential of contemporary design in shaping knowledge and truth and in recalibrating our infosphere. It also reflects on the post-biennial COVID19 pandemic and its informational misconducts.
It features works by Bureau d’etudes, Commonplace studio, Dunne & Raby, Formafantasma, Forensic Architecture, Futurefarmers, Marshall McLuhan, Neri Oxman, Victor Papanek, Superflux, Jaime Serra and others, that tackle information crisis and overload. The displayed works open people’s eyes and minds by, for example, speculating what life would be like in a world surveilled by drones; by mapping out the power and political structures behind media empires that directly impact public opinion and how we attempt to navigate the glut in a learning information cloud. It is not surprising that we constantly feel overwhelmed.
The exhibition, a collaboration of the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden with the Museum of Architecture and Design, and BIO 26| and its partners, will take place from 4. 7. till 1. 11. 2020 at the museum’s premises at Schloss Pillnitz, Riverside Palace, in Dresden.
Due to the current situation we unfortunately have to refrain from holding an opening event. The exhibition will open for an evening visit on Friday, 3 July 2020 from 18:00 to 22:00. The curators, artists, designers and partners will be present.
The project is part financed by by Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, European Regional Development Fund and Centre for Creativity.
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