Saturday 15 - Sunday 23 September 2018 Free display

Reconsidering Canon

Discover iconic designs, reimagined by contemporary designers in this free display in collaboration with Gallery FUMI and emerging curators from the MA in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston School of Art.

What to expect

Saturday 15- Sunday 23 September 2018

This exhibition presents a series of newly commissioned work within the context of current perceptions of design canon. Design canon is a term used in museum curation to describe both a collection of specifically selected design objects, and the set of criteria by which these objects are judged.

The curators selected objects or topics that they consider to be part of design canon, and invited nine designers represented by Gallery FUMI to respond.

Designers including Max Lamb, Glithero and Thomas Lemut, will be contributing works. Alongside the collaboration with designers, the curators conducted interviews with international curatorial professionals including Paola Antonelli (MoMA, New York), Aric Chen (M+, Hong Kong) and Helena Koenigsmarkova (Museum of Decorative Arts Prague) to explore the contemporary relevance of canon in a diverse world and the ways this might impact on the collecting strategies of museums as well as on the wider public.

Booking information

Entry to exhibition is free.

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