23.11.2014 to 01.03.2015
For the nineteenth time, Culture Platform Design offers promising designers the opportunity to further develop themselves through free work.
After an open call, four newly graduated designers have been selected to show their universe to you in an exhibition at Z33:
- Franky Larousselle (Hasselt University, architecture)
- Judith Mertens (Sint Lucas Antwerp, illustrative design)
- Guillaume Neu-rinaudo (Design Academy Eindhoven, social design)
- Carla Swerts (MAD-faculty, illustrative design)
From the open call applications, Cultuurplatform Design also selected Rachelle Dufour (MAD-faculty, graphic design) as the graphic designer for all the Toegepast 19 communications and Jolien Fagard (Hasselt University, interior designer) is doing the scenography of the exhibition.
'Toegepast' lauraetes Franky Larousselle, Carla Swerts, Guillaume Neu-rinaudo and Judith Mertens emerge as artists that consider the environment, people and landscape as a diect source of inspiration for their work. They consider their senses as elementary and feel closely associated with the artist Paul Klee. Towards the end of his journey to Tunisia, Paul Klee was overwhelmed by the landscape; the light and colours of North Africa had changed him forever as an artist. Klee had gathered impressions, which he would unravel further in his studio. The laureates discovered their collective urge to collect not as a result of a long journey, but during their 'Toegepast 19' trajectory. After all, each of them gathered sketches, photos and memories of themes and places, which have fascinated them over the last few years. These images and memories have formed the textures of 'Toegepast 19' into the mysterious synthesis to be unravelled. After Paul Klee and his credo: Time to Unravel.
Toegepast is an initiative of Cultuurplatform Design and Z33