On the politics of (museum) exhibition

More about the future (potential) of museums I was at a very thought provoking talk today at Bard Graduate Center [Link]. Yannis Hamilakis told us about an exhibition he has helped curate that is currently running at Haffenreffer Gallery, Brown University USA. It is called Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migration in the Mediterranean. Yannis leads…

design and antiquarians – 8

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] [Link] This week – two more aspects of the antiquarian project – description and care. Pragmatography – writing and representing things and things done And what to do because things matter Designer Hideshi Hamaguchi explores possibilities Ceramics in…

design and antiquarians – 6

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] [Link] Our exploration of the world of engaging things continues. This week the theme was Assemblage We visited the Manhattan studio of Ghiora Aharoni – Genesis sculptures – seven extraordinary and wonderful assemblages of laboratory glassware, engraved texts,…

design and antiquarians – 5

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] [Link] Our exploration of the world of things continues. This week the theme is Community We visited Pincoff’s Hotel in Rotterdam to talk with Sjarel Ex, Director of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam – Winy Maas’s design for…

design and antiquarians – 4

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] [Link] This week – George Kubler’s extraordinary “Shape of time” from 1962, and the philosophy and archaeology of R.G.Collingwood [Link]. Both crossed (disciplinary) borders in looking at how we connect things and history. A key question (of pragmatography)…