Conceived by trend forecaster and curator Lidewij Edelkoort and upcoming at the mudac, the exhibition Pop-Up. Design between Dimensions addresses the changes that the 21st century is undergoing, as revealed in the emergence of temporary, mobile and recyclable practices – be it in art, design and/or society. The pop-up trend is rooted in the singular context of the early 21st century, marked as it has been by upheaval generated by the mixing of cultures, economies strained to the limits, hyper inventive media and state-of-the-art technologies.
The disappearance of familiar structures has incited a renewed desire for synergy – a desire that feeds on practices that are flexible, immediate and temporary, making the most of the unexpected and the appropriated in the public domain. Thus pop-up boutiques and museums have tended to spring up amidst the urban fabric, only to disappear, like so many spectacular but ephemeral guerilla brands.
Concept and production: MOTI, Museum Of The Image, The Netherlands
Curator: Lidewij Edelkoort
Designers and artists: Borre Akkersdijk, Atelier Oï, Maarten Baas, Big Game, Tord Boontje, Catharina van Eetvelde, Kiki van Eijk, Eley Kishimoto & Ben Wilson, Front, Anna Garforth, Jaime Hayon, Niels Hoebers, Rei Kawakubo, Anthony Kleinepier, Eric Ku, Laurens Manders, Andrea Mastrovito, Niels Meulman, Issey Miyake, Molo Design, Bartosz Mucha, Neozoon, Camille Scherrer, Rodrigo Solórzano, Studio Job, Richard Woods & Sebastian Wrong