- A-Z night
- art in public space
- Art on the Meuse
- De Unie Hasselt-Genk
- Francesca Torzo
- Francesca Torzo
- Kunst in open ruimte
- Mies van der Rohe Award
- Milan Design Week
- Open Call
- performative exhibition
- Pit – Art in Public Space in Borgloon-Heers
- School of Time
- Studio Future
- The Time of Work
- The Wilde Things
- The Work of Time
Picturesque Sketches: after Léon Becker
The concrete bridge at the Hoogzij connects the Heem Park with the nature reserve Kattevennen, but also brusquely interrupts this green area. British artist Nils Norman has painted the concrete walls with a collage of pictures that are inspired by the illustrations of the landscape painter and arachnologist Léon Becker (1826-1909). In the 19th century, Becker visited Genk and published a standard work on spiders. Norman’s painting refers to the surrounding nature and the importance of ecological balance. In it likewise a critique of the closing of the Ford factory and its social impact.
Future Thinking. Interview with Tobias Revell
In the first Z33 Debate, ‘Future Thinking,’ Jan Boelen and Tobias Revell explore a series of questions related to design and future thinking. Whereas all designers design for the future, some do it more intentionally than others; for some, proposing or facilitating alternative future visions is the core of their work.
Gravitational Waves is a subtle installation by artist Tomás Saraceno (°1973, Argentina/lives and works in Berlin). His projects are inspired by, among other things, spheres, cloud formations and… spiderwebs. In his work, he observes patters that occur both in the macrostructures of our universe and in the microsystems of nature. To Saraceno, the web is the best metaphor to connect everything that lives and survives. The installation seamlessly matches the surroundings of the Kattevennen and the Cosmodrome, where microcosms and macrocosms meet.
Imagining Futures. Perspectives on World-building
Future visions are everywhere. Politicians promise us a better future – certainly in times of elections – scientists and technologists work towards it, companies try to shape a version of the future in which their products and services become necessities, and you and I sometimes think about our future, or our children’s and grandchildren’s. But can we find our way in the midst of all those visions? Can we read and appraise them? Which parameters are important in order to do so?
Exhibition MANUFACTUUR 3.0 searches for new production models in a fast changing world. Digital revolutions, ecological awareness and shifts in the fields of work and labour encourage us to rethink the traditional industrial production model. MANUFACTUUR 3.0 brings designers and artists together to work around alternative production scenarios. The exhibition functions as a production platform, continuously in progress.
The Green House
The Green House in the middle of the Arboretum at Bokrijk was once ready to be demolished. Krijn the King decided to save it. He stripped the building from the inside out and added an extra layer to it, making it part of the Arboretum as a ruined pavilion. The design focuses on the beautiful enclosed garden that boasts a profusion of vegetation. He plays with the visitor’s gaze, sense of direction and perception. The work invites you to experience the place in a new way.
OpenStructures. Interview with Thomas Lommée
What is authorship in open source design? How is an object system based on open source distributed? Belgian designer Thomas Lommée, initiator of OpenStructures, talks about OpenStructures and prospective future of open source design in an interview published in connection with BIO 50 – 24th Biennial of Design Ljubljana in 2014.
Future Thinking in Art and Design. A Book
New Z33 Research book, ‘Future Thinking in Art and Design,’ approaches questions imagination, future literacy and ethics of future-oriented design and art practices. The publication, which will be published in the early 2018, consists of essays and reflections of prominent art and design thinkers and designers, and art and design projects.
Once again the artist militia meets in an unruly group portrait
The Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde is creating a Night Watch 2.0. This monumental charcoal drawing was inspired by the genre of group portraits from the 16th and 17th century. He is bringing this tradition to Hasselt’s legendary local café Cambrinus. He depicts a fictional community of artists featuring both people from his own personal circle and the café’s regulars.
The Swiss Atelier Amont designed Canal Pavilion, a pleasant meeting spot where you can relax or have a picnic. The expressive roof-shaped wooden structure, surrounded by curtains, was built in the Quartier Canal in Hasselt in 2014. You can now find it in the green environment of the Bethany Campus Hasselt.
Vera Sacchetti & Tamar Shafrir. A Good Virus
Partly triggered by the crisis and partly fighting to stay relevant, in recent years biennials have stepped out of their traditional boundaries by inviting multidisciplinary teams of curators to share relevant perspectives, exploring controversial niches in the design world or overlapping design and architecture with politics and policy.
Opening talk Konstantin Grcic-Panorama
Prior to the opening on March 21, 2014, of the exhibition Konstantin Grcic: Panorama (coproduced by Z33 and the Vitra Design Museum), the Vitra Design Museum hosted an opening talk in Zaha Hadid’s Fire Station on the Vitra Campus. Konstantin Grcic talks about his work with Mateo Kries (Director, Vitra Design Museum), and Jan Boelen (Artistic Director, Z33 ). They discuss inspiration and innovation, the challenges of contemporary design, and the social and technological utopias that could shape the world of tomorrow.
Dunne & Raby. Not Here, Not Now,
In a Z33 commissioned ‘Not Here, Not Now,’ Dunne & Raby present different interfaces for an alternative world. The interfaces belong to the digitarian world; one of the kingdoms of the United Micro Kingdoms project, characterized by neoliberalism and digital technology.
Mentorship and Collaboration. Interview with Aldo Bakker and Rianne Makkink
In the third debate, Jan Boelen, Aldo Bakker and Rianne Makkink discuss their practice of mentorship and collaboration in their role as teachers at the Design Academy Eindhoven, in their own studios, and as mentors in the upcoming design biennial BIO 50 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in September–December 2014.
The Rock Show
In 2014, Erik Odijk expanded the Emile Van Doren Museum with an outdoor exhibition space. Along with an ensemble of artists, he transformed the villa of landscape painter Emile Van Doren back into a place of encounter. The museum garden features the permanently exhibited works ‘Meeting Place of Memorial Stones for Lost Loved Ones’ (Erik Odijk), the ‘Prediction Module’ (Vaast Colson), ‘A meteorite named Erika’ (Erik Odijk) and ‘A Landscape for the Painter’ by Rudy J. Luijters.
Designing Scarcity. Scarcity in Rotterdam
When key materials and ingredients are scarce, those who control them have power. The rising value of a commodity can cause it to take on new meaning and can alter our relationship to it. Jan Boelen, artistic director of Z33 House for contemporary art, curated the exhibition ‘Designing Scarcity – Design and Innovation in Times of Scarcity’ at The New Institute in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.