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[teacherartexchange] Is it Design? Art? - "Simply Droog" - Dutch Exhibit

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Dec 30 2006 - 07:58:55 PST


Dear Art Educators,

This exhibit may be of interest to you.
"Simply Droog" at the Museum of Arts and Design.

"If you want your view of contemporary design vigorously shaken, take
in "Simply Droog" at the Museum of Arts & Design. Subtitled "10 + 3
Years of Creating Innovation and Discussion," this show scatters
nearly 150 objects most intended for household use throughout
three floors. All have been created or championed by Droog Design, a
many-headed, loosely affiliated collective of mostly, but not
entirely, Dutch designers and architects." copied from the New York
Times article.

Is It Design? Art? Or Just a Dutch Joke?
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/30/arts/design/30droo.html?th&emc=th
By ROBERTA SMITH
Published: December 30, 2006

Here is a link to the Museum site:
http://www.madmuseum.org/site/c.drKLI1PIIqE/b.1321465/k.9943/Simply_Droog.htm
Click the link to 48 page teachers' guide - complete with images of
many of the works in the exhibit.

"Droog Design, a design collective set up in 1993 by Gijs Bakker and
Renny Ramakers, incorporates the work of an international cadre of
contemporary designers working with low-cost industrial or recycled
materials. In Dutch, droog means "dry" (as in "dry wit"), and
unadorned or simple. The Droog Design collection is now a broad
assembly of international designs that are plain and practical,
including more than 150 diverse objects whose only criteria is that
they must be informed by cultural developments and by the designer's
intuition." Copied from the Museum site.

Exhibit runs through January 14, 2007

More Art News from New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design/index.html

Regards,

Judy Decker

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