Friday, April 20, 2012

You're invited to Cool Germany



EVENTS SCHEDULE

1
somewhat different
Contemporary Design and the Power of Convention
Designers and designer teams:
47 working and living in Germany,
20 in other European countries
May 2 to 31, 2012
Yuchengco Museum

Opening reception
with live experimental music
Wednesday, May 2 at 630 PM
Travelife readers and FB friends are invited to the reception.
Please call Meg at Travelife for more details.
Tel 8138400/ 8922620

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2
OPEN HOUSE
@ Goethe-Institut Philippinen
Friday, May 4 at 7 PM

Demo teaching, DJ workshop, techno-music.
German dances, cocktails and drinks
+ a chance to win a language study course in Germany

Travelife readers and FB friends are invited to this workshop.
Please call Meg at Travelife for more details.
Tel 8138400/ 8922620


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3
A NIGHT OF BERLIN TECHNO
@ Time Club Makati Avenue
Saturday, May 5 at 10 PM

A live set by some of Berlin's top DJs

A special live set by FALLING COWS
followed by 
MOOG CONSPIRACY & BREGER
together with
PAV PAROTTE & ALINEP

This is a fee-based event.
Please call Meg at Travelife for more details.
Tel 8138400/ 8922620


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Goethe-Institut Philippinen (Goethe Institute), the Goethe Institute proudly presents a series of events in May for the young and young at heart. These events will certainly be of great interest to creatives with a profound interest in traveling as well as in current international trends.

The Goethe Institute is really thinking out of the box here for a comprehensive approach. They're opening the design exhibit with an experimental electronic music act by well-known DJs and then having a DJ workshop with them at the Open House.

For the Open House, they plan to project German words and letters in a VJ presentation to the techno beats of electronic music, to establish a platform for an exchange of creative ideas.

YOU'RE ALL INVITED

Travelife readers and FB friends are all invited all to join the creative process, and you're particularly encouraged to join the very cool Open House event which will have interactive programs for guests to actively participate in and experiment with.

Everyone is invited to join in and create the vibe for the night -- basically, we won't know ahead of time what kind of vibe the event will have as it will depend on the people participating and what they end up feeling like doing that night!

148 OBJECTS
67 DESIGNERS


The exhibit is all about the great diversity of designs as illustrated by 106 different items and a total of 148 objects by 67 individual designers and studios -- 47 of them based in Germany and 20 from Denmark, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and Spain.

Among the items on exhibit are a bookshelf, a Persian rug, and an easy chair. These generic terms alone trigger certain associations and the designers in the exhibit have deliberately changed their general, conventional understanding to reveal their absurdity.


The designs provoke astonishment and challenge people to reflect on general expectations, codes of behavior and established notions, and to review traditional fixations. It's also a very dynamic exhibit that is constantly changing and transforming since it invites every institution wishing to host the exhibition to add objects by designers from its own country who have approached ‘conventional’ design tasks in a somewhat different way.


The European artists will be joined by Epoch, a group of young international artists with some links to the Philippines, who are intent on challenging old concepts and provoking people to think of alternative perspectives. The six artists joining this EU exhibit are London-based Daniel Latorre-Cruz, Manila-based Wataru Sakuma, Singapore-based Jinggoy Buensuceso, New York-based Stanley Ruiz, Filipino-Austrian Martha Cech, and French-Filipino Olivia d'Aboville.

Visit this exhibition for an exercise in "out of the box thinking" and for a taste of what conceptual artists in Europe are focusing on these days.

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