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Dresden: Studio Rygalik and young creatives
September 3, 2016 - November 1, 2016
Studio Rygalik and young creatives
In many cultures, it is tradition for people to get together for meals and talk while they are eating. This is the eating culture aspect that the designer duo “Studio Rygalik” intends to redefine artistically and revive experimentally in the Museum of Decorative Art in Schloss Pillnitz.
Like every year, the museum will present a design position from one of the eastern neighbouring countries from late summer onwards. In Gosia (*1982) and Tomek (*1976) Rygalik, museum director Tulga Beyerle has succeeded in bringing on board an internationally renowned designer duo from Poland for the exhibition “Creative Collisions. Studio Rygalik and Young Creative People”, to be held from 3 September to 1 November.
The project objectives extend beyond a conventional exhibition of design objects. Envisaged as a “work in progress” show, it will involve Dresden university students, design enthusiasts and refugees newly arrived in the city collaborating with “Studio Rygalik”. The joint work will be based on the ideas, experiences and stories that the people involved wish to tell with their pieces. “It’s about the people and their stories,” said Tomek Rygalik, summing up the concept.
There will be two workshops to discuss how furniture and the materials they are made from shape eating culture. A table designed by “Studio Rygalik” will serve as the starting point. It represents a “creative collision” of diverse dining table shapes (from polygonal to round) from different countries, joined to make a large table in collage fashion. During the first workshop, the participants will set up the table together with the designers, jointly create further design objects and finally arrange a ceremonial meal together. In a second part, the aspect of food design will be examined in greater detail. The idea behind this approach of Gosia Rygalik’s work is that “eating” can be designed consciously in its cultural practice.
The design exhibition will not only show the design process itself but also the objects designed and realised by all those involved. The museum thereby provides a platform for collaboration between a renowned designer duo and young creative people of the city of Dresden.
The project is being realised with kind support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, operating under the Culture.pl brand, Polnisches Institut Berlin and the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation as well as the Society of Friends of all museums.