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Current: Blood & Dust – Putting waste material to good use

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Current: Blood & Dust – Putting waste material to good use

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Preview: Maarten Baas – New Times

The Gewerbemuseum Winterthur mounts exhibitions which explore the points where design, art and society intersect. The museum shows the familiar in unfamiliar ways, asks pertinent questions, provides startling, multisensory insights into current topics and offers easy access to the world of materials. 
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Fri 01.03.24 − Sun 01.09.24

Current “Blood & Dust – Putting Waste Material to Good Use” exhibition

Exhibition

Current exhibitions

01.03.2024 – 01.09.2024

Blood & Dust – Putting waste material to good use

Blood & Dust – Putting waste material to good use
Something is always wasted when materials are extracted and processed. At industrial manufacturing plants, construction sites and workshops, and during the process of making, finishing and packaging the end products, the material left over is often incinerated, dumped or exported.
Exhibition

Forthcoming exhibitions

07.06.2024 – 27.10.2024
Maarten Baas – New Times
PreviewMaarten Baas – New Times
For the first time in Switzerland, the work of the internationally renowned Dutch designer and artist Maarten Baas is being shown in a monographic exhibition. Its central focus is on his diverse and long-standing exploration of the phenomenon of time and the motif of the clock, which he expresses by means of large-scale video installations, design objects, sculptures and conceptual projects.
Exhibition
20.09.2024 – 16.03.2025
Workshop Show with Dafi Kühne
PreviewWorkshop Show with Dafi Kühne
Swiss designer Dafi Kühne combines contemporary graphic design with old printing technology in a uniquely creative way. In addition to digital design and production tools, he uses letterpress printing equipment dating from the 1960s, traditional type made of lead or wood, laser-cut woodblocks, plastic printing plates and hand-cut linoleum.
Exhibition
22.11.2024 – 11.05.2025
Lighten Up! In the Rhythm of Day and Night
PreviewLighten Up! In the Rhythm of Day and Night
The planet on which we live revolves, day alternates with night and the length of the day changes with the seasons. All living organisms have internalized this external light-dark cycle as a type of biological clock which enables them to adapt their behaviour and bodily functions appropriately.
Exhibition

MATERIAL LAB

MATERIAL LAB
Fotos: Michael Lio

Please feel free to touch! From glass, metal, wood, paper, plastic and stone to ceramics, colour pigments, textiles and leather – the permanent MATERIAL LAB exhibition is an interactive laboratory for studying materials. It is like a vast, three-dimensional textbook with an online database, some 1,000 specimen materials, experiment tables, video and audio stations and a library, all offering an in-depth yet enjoyable way of finding out about the world of materials. The MATERIAL LAB is thus a fun learning opportunity, as well as a place where interested members of the public, specialists and students of all ages can carry out research and make discoveries.
 

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