Design Without Borders at Kiscelli Museum

Arts from across the board, across the region

For 15 years Design Without Borders has been one of Central Europe’s most significant dynamically evolving independent exhibition and all-arts event series, and this year features the works of more than 140 designers, jewellery designers and visual artists from Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Switzerland, in Budapest’s Kiscelli Museum until November 15.
7. November 2020 14:05

The name refers both to the ever-growing number of international exhibitors and the interoperability of the various art disciplines. An express will of the curators is to demonstrate the wide array of possibilities in interpreting design.
By broadening the concept, they lay emphasis on a creative approach and innovation that are based on constant inspiration, dialogue between different social, professional and generation groups, the clashing of their divergent opinions, and systematically arranging and transmitting information.

Design-based thinking also serves as the starting point for innovation, education, making strategies and even solving problems.

The works, projects, objects and related events showcased in the exhibition emphasise the importance of productive interaction between the various disciplines of art – the visual arts, design, as well as the visual and performing arts.
The selection highlights not only the artists but also the role of social responsibility, civil society and creators in society, as well as the importance of networking.

The exhibition features design objects in the narrower sense – one-off and small-batch furniture, home accessories, carpets and soft furnishings – as well as prototypes, contemporary jewellery, projects (and films about projects) that interpret genre boundaries freely, propositions that are eco-conscious, serve sustainable development or highlight the role of civil society in shaping society as a whole, and works that present the cultural and creative connections within gastronomy.

Linked to the Design Without Borders exhibition is TEXHIBITION, a textile designer project. Created five years ago by textile designer Szilvia Szigeti, this project fosters cooperation between designers and manufacturers.

Design Without Borders also operates as a sort of designer network and platform, aiming to create the opportunity of dialogue between the different generations.

As a part of this guests will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the works of students from various arts and design schools and universities.

This year’s exhibit features the works of the artists of the 2019 “Graduation Show” of Design Academy Eindhoven; as well as the works of the students of five faculties of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of Bratislava, two faculties of the Academy of Fine Arts of Warsaw, the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia of Pilsen, and the MOME Design Institute.

Visitors can learn how the art of jewellery is taught through the works of the students of the Abendkolleg SchmuckDesign faculty of KunstModeDesign Herbststrasse of Vienna.

Kiscelli Museum

1037 Budapest, Kiscelli utca 108

Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Tel.: +36 1 388-8560


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