23 November at 19:00
MOSCOW DESIGN MUSEUM
Manegnaja square, 1
The lecture will be read by JURGEN BEY, one of the brightest representatives of contemporary Dutch design. The lecture is organised by Moscow Design Museum as part of the exhibition “NEW LUXURIES: LESS+MORE IN AN AGE OF AUSTERITY”.
Jurgen Bey is known as a critical designer, driven to understand the world and to question it in a unique manner. The results of his work are frequently called radical and controversial. In the early 90´s Jurgen Bey started to collaborate with Droog, this collaboration resulted in his becoming world famous and brought into life such projects as Kokon furniture and a Tree-trunk bench, which are now being shown at the exhibition “New Luxuries: Less+More In An Age Of Austerity” taking place in Moscow Design Museum.
November 23 (Saturday) at 19:00 Jurgen Bey will read a lecture “In the perspective of nonsense and other senses that make no sense”
November 24 (Sunday) Jurgen Bey together with design students will have a tour of Moscow. Guided by the students around the city he will be able to answer their professional questions.
LECTURE “IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF NONSENSE AND OTHER SENSES THAT MAKE NO SENSE”
"In passionate search for the language of reality. Words are not what they are. Always the interpretation of the compiler and then of the unraveller. Which is closest to the truth, the almost scientific intellectual thought governed by rules or the intuitive heart that feels in fragments? Joined or separated? Innocence or ignorance? Fiction or reality? The head or the heart? I am torn apart. What do I feel? What do I think? And what is real? The heart beats.
In sanity I meditate, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know... Maybe if I repeat it a thousand times I will not know."
The project is part of the Netherlands-Russia Year 2013.
Place: Moscow Design Museum, CEH “Manege”, -1 floor
Language: English (interpreted into Russian)
Please note that due to the Orthodox forum, access to the Manege square is limited.
Guests of the exhibition will be able to enter the square through the underground crosswalk from the direction of Bolshaya Nikitskaya street (exit near the '7th continent' store). Guests will be greeted by Moscow Design Museum staff at the crosswalk. If facing any difficulties, please, call +7 965 43 49 46 7