Together with a group of Belgian artists and designer I have taken upon The Kippenberger Challenge – an open invitation to equal Martin Kippenberger's average annual printed output of 7.45 books. The project is set up by Alex Farrar and Jacqueline Bebb and is an open invitation to anyone who would like to investigate book production in relation to one's work. Together with Dieter Durinck, Elke Van Kerckvoorde, Tim Onderbeke, Maud Vandeveire, Siebe le Duc, Laura Bergans, Marie Sledsens, Leontien Allemeersch, Buren - Oshin Albrecht & Melissa Mabesoone, Chloé D’Hauwe, Kristof van Gestel and Anne De Boeck I have taken upon this challenge starting the 1st of August 2018. Keep an eye out for next year as we will be showing our work all together!
Biennale Interieur celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. 50 years Biennale, that's 50 years of the iconic logo by Boudewijn Delaere and 50 years of design history. On the occasion of this event Bureau Grusenmeyer was invited by DIFT to come up with a contribution for The New Masters.
The New Masters are a group of designers invited by DIFT who will be working on a reinterpretation of graphic design for interior design and industrial design. The starting point is an archive assembled by DIFT, in collaboration with the Design museum Gent and Biennale Interieur, consisting of catalogs, magazines, posters and newspapers from the past 50 years.
The New Masters will present the archive, in the form of a library, and the reinterpretations at Biennale Interieur 2018 in the Sint-Maartenskliniek in Kortrijk.
With: Adriaan Tas & Luca Beel, Nathalie Van der Massen, Inge Rylant, Woodpecker Studio in collaboration with Levi Lanser, Toykyo, Studio Mattan, Now Is The New Later, Annelies Vanoost, Re-Do, Bureau Grusenmeyer, Luca Ghent, Corbin Mahieu, Kymo one, Kritis & Kritis, Wonderwalls, Ship of Fools, Mathieu Cieters and DIFT of course (Fien Meelberghs in collaboration with Veerle Verschooren and Broos Stoffels)).
For this group exhibition curator Tuur Delodder and Johan Laethem went in search of visual artists whose creation process does not consist of a pure executive act that is dictated by a process, but which occurs during the (material) creation. During this process coincidence, interaction and the context of the work influence the outcome. The exhibition include works by Kristof Van Gestel, Johan Gelper, Gerd Ververs, Lauren Grusenmeyer, Frank & Robbert, Half Agustsdottir, Vaast Colson and Catharina Van Eetvelde.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 22 February 2018 at 7.30 pm in the corridors of the academy. Welcome! Read more here.
This week the new campaign for 'Ik Koop Belgisch / J'Achète Belge' (I Buy Belgian) is launched by Flanders DC in collaboration with MAD, WBDM and Creamoda. For this, Bureau Grusenmeyer had the honor to design the logo and identity.
The aim of the campaign is to promote Belgian brands in the design and fashion industry. Since 2015, Flanders DC puts local talent in the spotlight by using their 'I Buy Belgian' campaign, which you know from the window stickers in the shopping streets and the hashtag #ikkoopbelgisch. Since this month, the French variation "J'Achète Belge" (#jachetebelge) is added by which the campaign goes national.
The initiative is well represented by numerous stores that sell Belgian brands and through the brands themselves, to create awareness of Belgian production. But there is still more to be done! Spread the love for all things made in Belgium by proudly promoting our campaign! Get your stickers at Flanders DC and promote the hashtag #IKOOPBELGISCH or #JACHETEBELGE.
Read more here.
Be welcome on the opening of Europalia's exhibition 'Power & Other Things, Indonesia & Art 1835–Now' this tuesday 17.10 at 18.30. This exhibition explores the recent and often turbulent history of Indonesia, seen through the works of 21 Indonesian and Western artists. The Dutch colonialist period and Japanese occupation, the status of women and immigration are among the themes this exhibition tackles in order to understand contemporary Indonesia.
Curated by Riksa Afiaty and Charles Essche. Read more about it here.
Graphic design and scenography design by Bureau Grusenmeyer.
Bureau Grusenmeyer is invited to speak on the next edition of the biannual design conference Integrated. Mark 14 and 15 November in your agenda to be part of this two day design immergence!
The biennial event offers a platform for the compelling dialogue between art, design and society, and digs deep in the polemics of this discourse. The 2017 edition focuses on the art & design of the civil domain, an ambiguous third space between market and state, where innovative design ideas, both physical and virtual, are more than often incubated in a grey zone between legality and illegality.