Exhibition ‘NEXT UP’
Kazerne in Eindhoven will host a retrospective exhibition entitled ‘NEXT UP’, by guest curator Jeroen Junte. Featuring almost 200 works by over 60 designers, the exhibition gives an overview of the generation that came of age during the credit crunch.
Jeroen Junte: “The engagement and open-mindedness of these young designers is remarkable. They think in terms of opportunities and solutions rather than problems and obstacles. They are enterprising and have no trouble switching between industrial and independent production. They are pragmatists and are oblivious to existing boundaries that compartmentalize art, design, science and even the service industries. They plot their own course, and their course is in ascendance.”
Jeroen Junte is a freelance design journalist, author, curator, moderator and event organiser. He is a regular contributor to the Dutch daily De Volkskrant, international magazine Frame and monthlies such as Elle Decor and Architectuur NL. Since 2012 Junte organizes the live magazine Design Matters every two months at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, featuring interviews, presentations, debates, spoken columns and lectures by a variety of guests.
Exhibition ‘NEXT UP – Jeroen Junte: Dutch design by a new, engaged, post-crisis generation’
until 26 September, daily from 11.00 hours
Kazerne Expo, Paradijslaan 2-8, Eindhoven
Photos: Ruud Balk