DESIGN BY TIME
from the Pratt Institute
January 24-May 17, 2020
From the Pratt Manhattan Gallery comes Design by Time, an exhibition with work from 22 international designers portraying time and its dynamic effects on fashion, furniture, textiles, vessels, and more.
In this exhibition, the featured designers employ all manner of influences – chemistry, crystallization, magnetism, astronomy, oceanography, and the more expected forms of drawing, music and weaving – to portray relationships between time and creation, its relationship with nature, and its inevitability. The objects on display reveal a partnership of sorts between each designer and their chosen materials, and how that relates to the intersection of space and time. The resulting textiles, vessels, objects, fashions, clocks and calendars depict “Time as Creator,” “Time Performed,” and “Time Visualized” offering wide-ranging responses to the questions of how time is spent, how time can function either as a collaborator or a force to overcome, and, ultimately, how time’s complexity inspires a wealth of interpretation.
With work by: Atelier Mark Sturkenboom; Auger-Loizeau; Maarten Baas; BeatWoven; Sebastian Brajkovic; Hussein Chalayan; Edhv, Architects of Identity; Patrick Frey; Front; Glithero; Marlène Huissoud; Humans since 1982; William Lamson; Mathieu Lehanneur; mischer’traxler studio; Jacob Olmedo; Diana Scherer; Sebastian Cox Workshop; Bartholomäus Traubeck; Nicole Wermers; Jólan van der Wiel; and Ryan Mario Yasin. This exhibition and companion publication are supported in part by a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL, and as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Design by Time is organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is co-curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared.