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MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)

Exhibition Detail
Applied Design
Curated by: Paola Antonelli
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019


March 1st, 2013 - January 20th
Opening: 
March 1st, 2013 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
 
Mine Kafon wind-powered deminer, Mine Kafon wind-powered deminer,
2011, Bamboo and biodegradable plastics, 87 x 87 x 87" (221 x 221 x 221 cm)
© Courtesy of the artist & MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
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There are still people who think that design is just about making things, people, and places pretty. In truth, design has spread to almost every facet of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking, for a simple reason: one of design’s most fundamental tasks is to help people respond to change. A designer today can choose to focus on interactions, interfaces, the Internet, visualizations, socially minded infrastructures and products, 5-D spaces, bioengineering, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and yes, even furniture. Several outstanding examples of this vitality and diversity are presented in this installation, ranging from a mine detonator by young Afghani designer Massoud Hassani to a vessel made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are 14 videogames—including Pac-Man, The Sims, and Katamari Damacy—that constitute the beginning of a new branch of MoMA’s collection.


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