Parra time-lapse of mural at SFMOMA – San Francisco, CA

April 6th, 2012 by

This time-lapse video documents the Dutch graphic artist Parra at work on his mural Weirded Out on SFMOMA’s second-floor landing over the course of several days. The site-specific work was commissioned by the museum and features the artist’s signature hand-drawn typography and hybrid human/animal figures. Installation instructions for the mural are now a permanent part of the museum’s Architecture and Design collection.

Weirded Out is on view on the second floor through July 29, 2012. See our earlier announcement on Orange Alert Dutch Art Events here.

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Niels “Shoe” Meulman video about his solo show at 941 Geary – San Francisco, CA

April 4th, 2012 by

Video teaser of Dutch artist Niels “Shoe” Meulman for his solo exhibition at 941 Geary gallery in San Francisco. On view until April 14, 2012. See our earlier announcement on Orange Alert Dutch Art Events here.

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Seeing Orange in SF: Thomas Castro and Parra speak at TYPO San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

March 30th, 2012 by

April 5-6, 2012

Europe’s premier design conference comes to the Bay Area. San Francisco is renowned as a creative hub. The unique blend of innovative thinking, design, software and technological development in the Bay Area has changed the way the world works. Well-designed connections have improved and made our lives more fulfilling. Greater connections mean life can be more challenging, and that requires innovative design solutions. TYPO San Francisco brings together incredible speakers from American and European design communities to share and discuss what it means to connect.
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Seeing Orange in SF: Joost van Bleiswijk speaks at California College of the Arts – San Francisco, CA

March 29th, 2012 by
Joost van Bleiswijk. Fotograaf: Frank Tielemans

Joost van Bleiswijk. Fotograaf: Frank Tielemans

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Industrial Design Department at CCA presents a lecture by Joost van Bleiswijk as part of the Dutch Design at CCA program. Dutch Design at CCA brings leaders of Dutch design and architecture to California College of the Arts in San Francisco for classes, workshops, and a series of exchanges that will leave no mind unmoved.

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Seeing Orange in SF: Christien Meindertsma at Supernatural – San Francisco, CA

March 28th, 2012 by
 
Christien Meindertsma. The Flax Project. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Christien Meindertsma. The Flax Project. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Design gallery Supernatural hosts a special reception for Christien Meindertsma in conjunction with the Dutch Design at CCA program, along with an exhibition of her work.

Christien Meindertsma explores the life of products and raw materials. For her first book, Checked Baggage (2004), Christien purchased a container filled with a week’s worth of objects confiscated at security checkpoints in Schiphol Airport after 9/11. She meticulously categorized all 3,267 items and photographed them on a white seamless background.

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Seeing Orange in SF: Catalogtree at California College of the Arts – San Francisco, CA

March 27th, 2012 by
Catalogtree building a crystal radio beneath the gaze of their Thomas Castro woodcut portrait. Photo: courtesy of the artists.

Catalogtree building a crystal radio beneath the gaze of their Thomas Castro woodcut portrait. Photo: courtesy of the artists.

April 3, 2012, 7:00 pm

CCA’s Department of Design presents Catalogtree as part of the Dutch Design at CCA program. Dutch Design at CCA brings leaders of Dutch design and architecture to California College of the Arts in San Francisco for classes, workshops, and a series of exchanges that will leave no mind unmoved.
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Seeing Orange in SF: Willem Jan Neutelings speaks at California College of the Arts – San Francisco, CA

March 26th, 2012 by
Mediacenter, Hilversum. Photo: courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Mediacenter, Hilversum. Photo: courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Monday, April 2, 2012, 7:00 pm

CCA’s Department of Architecture presents Willem Jan Neutelings as part of the Dutch Design at CCA program. Dutch Design at CCA brings leaders of Dutch design and architecture to California College of the Arts in San Francisco for classes, workshops, and a series of exchanges that will leave no mind unmoved.

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Seeing Orange in SF: Mike & Maaike at Propeller – San Francisco, CA

March 25th, 2012 by

Divis. Photo: courtesy of Mike & Maaike

Sunday, April 1, 2011, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

The half Dutch, San Francisco-based design team Mike + Maaike are responsible for designs as wide-ranging as X-Box and the first Google phone to kinetic mobiles, chairs and room dividers. They have been collaborating with Council, SF’s own award-winning modern design furniture company, since its inception 5 years ago. Together they have born several inventive new furniture designs.

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Seeing Orange in SF: Parra at SFMOMA – San Francisco, CA

March 24th, 2012 by
Parra, Untitled (SFMOMA installation preview), 2011; acrylic on white wall. Photo: courtesy of Parra

Parra, Untitled (SFMOMA installation preview), 2011; acrylic on white wall. Photo: courtesy of Parra

March 31 – July 29, 2012

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will display the first U.S. museum presentation of work by Dutch graphic artist Parra, whose bold and playful post-Pop style has garnered a substantial cult following. Featuring an expansive mural, the exhibition Parra: Weirded Out is organized by Joseph Becker, SFMOMA assistant curator of architecture and design.

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Seeing Orange in SF: Mike&Maaike & Proef at Zinc Details – San Francisco, CA

March 23rd, 2012 by

Thursday March 29, 2012, 6-9pm

San Francisco’s leading design voices come together on March 29th for “Fast Forward: What’s Next in Design?,” a diverse panel about emerging design trends that also marks the 20th anniversary of Zinc Details. The evening is co-sponsored by the Retail Design Institute (RDI) and the influential architecture and interior design site Remodelista.

SF-based Dutch industrial designer Maaike Evers of Mike & Maaike and strategic design and trend expert Marieke van der Poel of the brand consultancy Proef are featured for this special program.

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