Tomorrow is the opening of the NEW CRAFT exhibition at Pon Ding in Taipei, Taiwan.

Retracing human history, all kinds of inventions and creations have made today’s life convenient and complete. Various craft technologies are widely used in life for benefit-oriented purposes.

Certain material best fits in certain production is just like an undoubted principle deeply inserted in our minds.

This kind of “the best proper way” thinking leads us to plain mindset and continuous duplication, which emphasizes pricing-efficiency and functionality and keeps us away from discovering the essence of materials, meanwhile neglecting the infinity of possibilities.

Nevertheless, we found that more and more creators try to return to the substance of materials with innovative ways in new forms beyond our imagination. Though you may be a little confused but you can’t tell them “You can’t do this”. Their appearance is like a new force to balance the old, and they define the new form of craftsmanship, so as we called “New Craft”.

In order to be able to discuss specifically about the development of New Craft, we presented 8 artists’ works which are invited by an emerging platform called “Post Modern Collection” in the Netherlands. Each and every work is a refreshing inspiration of adopting rust metal, 3D printing, CNC process, magnetic rubber, pottery and light clay…etc. By slowing down enough to feel, you can realize how the artists fall into the unknown and fight with the dilemma in the process of creation.

Whether it’s material or technique, or the interaction between the two, each piece is an independent reflection based on and beyond existing knowledge and operating processes. The experimental steps that cannot be digitized make each work unique and original. Those unusual and elusive new perspectives make our socialized thinking gradually more optimistic.

If we can live in more sensational status, how would you feel bored to things around you? Humans have a changeable appearances and personalities, so as objects. If you would take away the preconceived of passive thoughts, everything would be fine.

This exhibition is a collaboration with Post Modern Collection, concept proposed by Pon Ding.


Vrijdag 15 november 2019: De Circulaire Stad 51: Van afval tot product, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

Hoe ontwerpers kunnen bijdragen aan een circulaire stad zonder afval. Met o.a. Thomas Rau.

Is er een tweede leven voor oude pvc-pijpen, sportschoenen of tentjes die achterblijven op Lowlands? Veel te veel van onze spullen komen nu nog terecht in de vuilverbrander. Gelukkig proberen steeds meer productontwerpers hier iets aan te doen, bijvoorbeeld door gerecyclede materialen te gebruiken, of na te denken over het volgende leven van hun eigen product. Maar hoe maak je zo’n circulair ontwerp? En wat zijn de lessen uit de praktijk? Ontmoet deze avond de ontwerpers van de circulaire stad.

Sprekers: Yassine Salihine, Claire Teurlings, Han Nguyen, Thomas Rau, Jeroen van Vorsselen

Moderator: Woes van Haaften


De komende periode tonen wij de Post Modern Collection op de volgende events:

OBJECT
7 - 9 februari 2020
Rotterdam, NL

KunstRAI
29 april – 3 mei 2020
Amsterdam, NL

This Art Fair
21 – 24 mei 2020
Amsterdam, NL

Post Modern Collection verkooppunten:
The Amazing Crocodile, Berlijn, DE
De Werkwinkel, Amsterdam, NL
Museumshop Design Museum Den Bosch, Den Bosch, NL
Edwin Pelser, Den Haag, NL
The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, NL
Just Haasnoot, Wassenaar, NL
Kunst Centrum Haarlem, Haarlem, NL
O.o @ Meubart, Diest, BE
Museumshop Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, NL
Fondation Thalie, Brussel, BE
Unobvious, Amsterdam, NL
Venice Art Projects, Venice, IT
WonderWood, Amsterdam, NL


There is so much going on and there is so much more to do!
We are looking for a supernatural intern for our curatorial projects; a focused and eager Master of Production, detective, social media miracle and a playful original text writer to help us out with Post Modern Collection, exhibitions and much more.

Well , come !

Woes van Haaften, info@woesvanhaaften.com
Roosje van Donselaar
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Guys! We are desperately looking for a new STUDIO.. SOS MAYDAY HELP US! We pray to hear from you.

Roosje & Woes
info@woesvanhaaften.com
0624232050


ERDE Gerhard Seyde – Joost van Haaften

Die Ausstellung stellt Arbeiten von Gerhard Seyde (1935- 2011) und Joost van Haaften gegenüber, deren gemeinsamer Ausgangspunkt das Thema „Erde“ ist.

Die drei Zeichnungen von Gerhard Seyde (Erde I – II – III) zeigen, wie ein komplexes, anfänglich stabiles System schrittweise aus dem Gleichgewicht gerät.

Das mehrschichtige, große Gemälde von Joost van Haaften lässt unterschiedliche Deutungen zu. Zeigt es den Prozess einer Landgewinnung / Urbarmachung oder wurden diese Länder bereits wegen Unfruchtbarkeit aufgegeben?

Eröffnung: Freitag, den 17.05.2019 ab 19 Uhr
Ausstellung: 18.05. – 07.06.2019

LABOR, Ebertplatzpassage 5, 50668 Köln, DE

Öffnungszeiten LABOR: Fr. bis Sa. 16 – 19 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

www.labor-ebertplatz.de


Op donderdag 9 mei organiseert Design Post Amsterdam de tweede Talk van het jaar. Editie #20, ‘Plastic (not so) fantastic’, zal in het teken staan van het productieproces, techniek en eind- en restproducten van gerecycled plastic. Projecten waarin duurzaam plastic is toegepast komen ook aan bod.

Sprekers: Sanne Schuurman (Envisions), and Els Woldhek (Odd Matter)
Moderator: Woes van Haaften

Datum: Donderdag 9 mei
Tijd: 17:30 - 19:00
Adres: Cruquiusweg 111M


Thursday 25 April 2019: DDMP x WeMakeThe.City - Fashion: Distributed Design, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

How can we create a circular fashion industry through distributed design? Inspiring ideas by makers and experts.

Distributed Design is a new field emerging from the intersection of two global trends: the Maker Movement and the digitisation of the design discipline. This convergence has lead to the rise of a new market, in which creative individuals have access to digital tools that allow them to design, produce and fabricate products themselves and easily connect to a global network of tools and collaborators to undertake aspects of this process with them: the Distributed Design Market Platform (DDMP). The fashion industry is one of the front runners, working reproducible and distributable to minimise the footprint, and implementing innovative technological tools. This evening fashion designers and experts share their view on the distributed future of fashion.

Speakers: Karin Vlug, Natalie de Koning, Peter Leferink, Marlies Reukers

Moderator: Woes van Haaften


At This Art Fair 2018 we’ve presented the “Hidden Color Squares” by Chris Kabel (aluminum mesh, paint, 31x31cm, 2018). Super proud this triptych is now part of the Nationale Nederlanden collection! A BIG thank You to Elisah van den Bergh!


Dutch Design Daily LIVE #15: DDA calls for future winners
Vrijdag 22 februari 2019, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

Dutch Design Daily en Dutch Design Awards (DDA) presenteren in samenwerking met Pakhuis de Zwijger een avond waarop we met een aantal spraakmakende winnaars kijken naar wat Dutch Design Awards voor hen heeft betekend, hoe het nu met ze gaat en waar ze staan, en hoe het winnen van de Award kan bijdragen aan het versnellen van hun carrière. Naast presentaties van eerdere winnaars, presenteert DDA de plannen voor 2019.

Sprekers: Martijn Paulen, Teresa van Dongen, Joost Grootens, Michel van Schie, Frank Kolkman, Bas Timmer
Moderator: Woes van Haaften