The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 28, 2016


'Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project' opens at the Design Museum in Gent
Debris from Hawaii. Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, 2010© ZHdK.
GENT.- Our vast oceans are indecently filled with tons of plastic garbage. And it does not get better, on the contrary. The exhibition ‘Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project’ created by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, dissects the different components of this distasteful plastic soup. Immediately the visitor is confronted by an immense heap of garbage. He then continues his way via the different ingredients of this minestrone. The composition, application and life span of plastic materials are fed to the mind piece by piece.

Playful but insisting Design museum Gent enriches this instructive tale with a large portion of hopeful design, from recycling via upcycling to ecodesign. The story develops like a spider’s web that reaches beyond the museum walls. The visitor is encouraged to continue his discovery of ecodesign in the streets of Ghent and on the world wide web.

Confrontation
Design museum Gent formulates this exhibition like a confronting question, without imposing a definitive answer. Is a large production really that necessary? Are there alternatives for plastic? Can discarded plastic get a second life? Or is plastic still a suitable material? Controversy in a plastic mould?

An uneasy depiction
Immediately on entering the exhibition the visitor wades through a sea of plastic garbage. Staggering across a network of wooden jetties he discovers different islands where plastics live or revive. The drifter floats on an ever expanding wave, garbage all around him. There is no escape. It promises to be an uncomfortable exhibition, dotted with islands of peace covered in information and objects.






Today's News

July 6, 2014

In Argentina, dinosaur hunters embark on next phase: To find a sauropod skull

Exhibition of small sculptures by Beverly Pepper opens at Marlborough Fine Art London

Arts festival celebrates the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognizes ongoing recovery of the Rockaways

John Ruskin's artistic talent revealed in new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston raises $50 million for endowment and operations

A cross section of the vibrant world of contemporary glass comes to the New Britain Museum of American Art

Exhibition commemorates the 800th anniversary of Francis of Assisi's trip to Santiago de Compostela

The Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne opens exhibition of works by Josep Baqué

Largest bottle of English sparkling wine ever made signed by Emin and Hirst goes on sale

Westfälischer Kunstverein presents a complete overview of the types of repetition in art

Ten important motor cars from the Maranello Rosso Collection for sale at Bonhams

'Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project' opens at the Design Museum in Gent

Liverpool Biennial artist initiates custodianship approach to secure artwork's post-expo existence

Kent Monkman's first solo museum exhibition in Europe opens at Rochechouart Museum

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea opens two major solo exhibitions by Mark Manders and Juan Usle

Emerson Dorsch exhibits works by Michael Jones McKean and a project by Cara Despain

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and De Verdieping present: Trouw Invites...

Exhibition of new works by Mona Ardeleanu on view at Wagner & Partner

'Pawel Althamer: The Secret of the Phaistos Disc' on view at the DESTE Foundation

Group show comprised of Lithuanian and international artists opens in Russia

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 100 nude women pose in Cleveland, reflecting on Trump

2.- West Kowloon Cultural District Authority appoints M+ Executive Director

3.- Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil: Movie has US premiere at Film Forum

4.- Masterpieces replaced by fakes in six national galleries in treasure hunt

5.- On the Verge of Insanity: Van Gogh 'suicide gun' on display in Amsterdam

6.- Getty Museum opens exhibition of illuminated manuscripts

7.- Two rolls of early Kodak film acquired by the George Eastman Museum

8.- Dark secrets of the man who opened architecture to the light

9.- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's refugee life jackets in Vienna palace pond

10.- Gallery 19C brings together two views of Venice by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful