In conjunction with Milan Design Week, the annual MINDCRAFT exhibition showcases the talents of up-and-coming Danish designers and craftsmen, spearheaded by the Danish Arts Foundation. This year, they’ve enlisted the help of notable fashion designer Henrik Vibskov to design the exhibition and curate 18 works of art centered around the theme of time. Vibskov notes that the artists will “explore how time can help explain what makes us tick, for example with regard to the rhythms and rituals of life, but also how time affects the creative process — from the drying time of a ceramic glaze to considerations about when or for how long an object will be used.” Artists like Tobias Møhl reinterprets ancient glassblowing techniques in “Five-Part Black Twill Collection” while sculptor Carl Emil Jacobsen examines the history of color in industrial processes through his piece titled “Powder Variations”. Taking place at the Basilica of San Simpliciano in the center of Milan, the objects will be juxtaposed against the architecture of the medieval church, further advancing the notion of the exhibit’s chronological theme. Take a look at some of the pieces above and visit MINDCRAFT’s website to learn more the individual artists.
Basilica of San Simpliciano
Piazza S. Simpliciano, 7, 20100 Milano
April 4-9, 2017