In a world of homogenisation – where the product found while shopping in Copenhagen is surprisingly familiar to that found in Brisbane, the human desire for individuality is resurfacing. As we witness this shift in the culture of consumption the emergence of design/art as a global phenomenon presents the purist art market with something of a conundrum.
Reflective of the new millennium’s creative zeitgeist this unique cultural production challenges the dominance of function and manufacturing efficiency within design process, seeing the designer engage in a purely creative dialogue with material and form, embedding the work with narrative and/or conceptual meaning not typical of the design world.
Work of this nature questions convention, disengages from tradition and invites audiences and practitioners alike to entertain the idea of an alternate everyday reality – revealing a space where a lamp can literally be a log from the forest, the Greek mythology of Pandora’s box invites us into a moment of prayer and ancient timbers of historical significance adorn our walls as architectonic manifestations.
One - Part II, is a space in which practitioners from the Asia Pacific region including Grace Tan (Singapore), Nicole Voevodin-Cash (Sunshine Coast, Queensland), Christina Waterson (Brisbane), Korban Flaubert (Sydney), Booy & Haw (Brisbane) and Simone LeAmon (Melbourne) can continue this dialogue.
Curators: Jenni Baxter and Renai Grace