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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.