The Art of Conversation: London-Berlin will showcase specially created original work from a selected group of 20 young and established designers and design studios and exhibit the results in well respected large scale gallery spaces in both London and Berlin.
The participants, 10 London based design studios and 10 Berlin based design studios, will play a visual game of Chinese Whispers over the course of 90 days, each being involved in one stage of the chain.
Each participant is presented with a work/idea from the previous participant in the chain via a Skype chat. They then have 3 days to interpret it and forward their results to the next participant. Their response can take any form; from sculpture to performance, photograph to text. The resulting show will demonstrate that creativity is never predictable and infinitely varied.
Far from being a simple showcase of each individual’s work, this is a dynamic collaborative process in which creatives engage with and reinterpret concepts and designs organically generated by their fellow designers. The exhibitions will be an exemplification of the design process itself laying bare the ways in which ideas are realised visually through a multiplicity of techniques, materials and cultural influences.
As such the exhibition curators hope to demonstrate the different approaches and aesthetics of Berlin practitioners and their London based counterparts whilst facilitating a complex mash up of the two . . .
The Art of Conversation is a concept conceived & curated by BANK (Berlin) & INVENTORY (London)
From London: Alexandre Bettler, Anthony Burrill, APFEL, DanHasPotential, Eat Sleep Work/Play, Hudson-Powell, Multistorey, Oscar & Ewan, Simon Elvins, Value and Service
From Berlin: 123buero, blotto, Heimann und Schwantes, Hort, Jung+Wenig, Kekiretta, Manuel Raeder, Node, Siggi Eggertsson, Slang
The London Show
11th May – 24th May 2010
Idea Generation Gallery, London