MuDeTo Yearbook - Vol. II | MUDETO - Museo del Design Toscano Association

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Jason Dodge. A permanently open window, Collezione Maramotti 2130A permanently open window is Jason Dodge's first permanent installation.The project was conceived for an abandoned industrial space, now transformed into a commercial outlet, adjacent to the Maramotti Collection, in Reggio Emilia.

The Installation is realized in what was once the tower of a factory's electrical power plant.

Collezione Maramotti
Via Fratelli Cervi 61 - 42124 Reggio Emilia
T 39 0522 382484

Studio 63 Architecture + Design, Showroom DEX spaCommissioned by DEX spa – a company owned by Tanini family –, the new Showroom in Florence of the tuscan company is designed by the team of Studio 63 Architecture + Design.
«Located in Osmannoro, the flat industrial area North of Florence littered with undistinguished warehouses, the project addresses the client request, which was that of giving the building a strong identity in order to make it noticeable among its surroundings.
Unexpectedly a row of trees runs along the plot, and that was the inspiring source that leaded the team to design a quiet and cheering architecture, which dialogues with the context, softly taking place in it but being at same time strongly characterized.
Studio 63 Architecture + Design, Showroom DEX spa As a contrast with most of the buildings in the area, which are solid and set with neon lights and giant advertising billboards, DEX showroom concept is that of silence, dematerialization, and presence/absence.
The guidelines of the project are leaded by the search for a dialogue with the landscape, obtained through the understated elegance of the façade that reflects and amplifies the row.
Made by 270 laser-cut metal frames painted white - which holes change in dimensions and distances - the skin of the building appears like a pixelized picture of the trees that are in front of it.
This kind of metalwork allows the façade to change its aspect according to the change of the external daylight as well as of the night inner light. In this way the skin becomes sort of theatrical flat that mediate the relationship between the outside and the inside.
Studio 63 Architecture + Design, Showroom DEX spaThe façade is interrupted by a long display-window that shows off the inside designed like an art gallery where the products of Devon & Devon and EX.T (the two main brands of DEX spa) are placed and displayed like installations, so to express at their best their singularities and differences.» (text by: Alessandra Orlandoni)

Showroom DEX spa
Via Arno, Osmannoro - Firenze
Concept design: Studio 63 Architecture + Design
Design Team: Massimo Dei, Piero Angelo Orecchioni
Project management and art direction: Studio 63 Architecture + Design
Lighting: Davide Groppi
Façade skin: Danieli lasercut
Façade lighting: Targetti

Michael Craig-Martin, Parade, 2008, photo: Christian MosarInfluential British artist Michael Craig-Martin has created two large scale artworks for the new building of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, using DuPont™ Corian®.
Located in the Kirchberg area of Luxembourg, the East building is linked to the EIB’s existing headquarters, expanding the available workspace to 72,500 square metres. The glass-shelled building is elegant and innovative. Unostentatious, functional, fully transparent and environmentally-friendly, it reflects the priorities of the bank, which is committed to devote a major bulk of its lending to projects aimed at or protecting the environment and especially provides backing for projects that help to combat global warming.
Renowned for his use of bright colours and images of everyday objects to elevate public spaces into works of art, Craig-Martin has produced an 88m long “painting” titled Parade – his largest work to date - for the staff cafeteria, and a “sculpture” set into the floor of the building’s main atrium titled One world. Both installations exploit the special properties of DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces, using inlaying and marquetry techniques, and a range of specially-developed vibrant colours, to create intricate line-drawings on an immense scale.
Michael Craig-Martin has been a driving force in contemporary art for four decades and is considered a key influence on the emergence of the Young British Artists. Throughout his career, he has explored the expressive potential of commonplace objects and brought conceptual art to prestigious public spaces, and his latest work for the EIB reflects both of these themes. Parade is made up of more than 60 overlapping line drawings of everyday objects, while One World consists of 3 drawings of a globe overlaid so as to create an immense single image.

European Investment Bank
Kirchberg area - Lussemburgo

Arx Portugal launches website with new and improved format. Sixteen years after the birth of the architecture office, ARX Portugal opens up its website in both Portuguese and English versions. It presents, under a totally renewed design (proj. R2), the essential information on the projects, awards, publications and participations in several initiatives related to Architecture.

Arx Portugal

Once every ten years there is a very special constellation for all those interested in art: three of the major exhibitions of contemporary art and one of the leading art fairs in the world are all held in the same summer. In June 2007 the 52nd International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia (, Art 38 Basel (, documenta 12 ( and skulptur projekte münster 07 ( are all opening in quick succession - providing an ideal opportunity for an art excursion right through Europe in the summer of 2007.
The Grand Tour 2007 initiative aims to inspire visitors to attend the three exhibitions.
The shared online platform provides basic information and services for all visitors, for the art tourist as much as for the art professional.

The Grand Tour 2007

objectif_exhibitions is a non-for-profit organization, focusing on the research, production and presentation of contemporary art.
Located at the heart of the Antwerp gallery and museum district, objectif_exhibitions plays a vital role in mediating and promoting cultural exchange both within Belgium and beyond. Moreover, through ongoing collaborations with established (inter)national artists and art institutions,
You possess that ceaseless energy that motivates those around you, be it staff, artists, public, sponsors or the government.
Please send your application before February 20, 2007 to

Coquilhatstraat 14 - B-2000 Antwerp Belgium

Expanded Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego opens January 21 in Downtown San Diego.
The West Coast's newest contemporary art museum space is an architectural transformation of the historic Santa Fe Depot baggage building coupled with a new three-story structure.
Expansion features landmark permanent commissions by artists Jenny Holzer and Richard Serra and opening exhibitions by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Roman de Salvo, Ernesto Neto, and Richard Wright.
Combined with the existing galleries across the street at 1001 Kettner Boulevard, the expanded Museum will have more than 16,000 square feet of exhibition space-featuring light-filled galleries and large spaces to present site-specific work-as well as a new lecture hall and education room for hands-on, interactive art activities.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

It opens to Milan the first "Eco-Biblioteca sui materiali riciclati". Il 26 october to Milan will come inaugurated MATREC: the first center in Italy on the materials and products recycles to you that from first free database on-line on the ecodesign it is transformed and it become the first center in Italy on the materials and products recycle . In a space dedicated near the School Polytechnic of Design to Milan from 26 October will be in extension material recycle from all the world side by side to you from the products meant more.

Scuola Politecnica di Design
Via Ventura 15 - Milano
Tel: 02 20239384
Cell: 346 6338968

Ell Art Exchange, unveils its newly designed website.
Ell Art Exchange is an online gallery that shows modern and contemporary paintings, photography and sculpture from some of today's finest artists.
Ell Art Exchange is also proud to announce a new addition to our roster, world renowned sculptor Lawrence (Larry) Mclaughlin.

Ell Art Exchange
Contact: Lisa Bagley 805-520-1900.

Manifesta is the European Biennial of Contemporary art, changing locations every two years. The next Manifesta edition, Manifesta 7, takes place in 2008 and will be situated along a string of locations on Europe's North-South transit route, linking the regions of the Austrian Tyrol to the Italian South Tyrol and Northern Italy.
The Autonomous Province of Bolzano / Bozen - South Tyrol and the Autonomous Province of Trento who together constitute the region of Trentino Alto Adige have been selected by the International Foundation Manifesta (IFM) for its industrial heritage and cultural infrastructure, which will form the basis for formulating a new strategy for the next edition of Manifesta.
The International Foundation Manifesta, whose permanent seat is in Amsterdam, will co-organise the next edition of the Manifesta Biennial. For this the Manifesta Foundation and the Region of Trentino - Alto Adige will pool both their resources and their cumulative know-how. The artistic team, which will be responsible for the content of Manifesta 7, will be selected between now and January 2007.

Manifesta Foundation
Laurierstraat 185 - NL - 1016 PL Amsterdam
T +31 (0) 20 6721435 F +31 (0) 20 4700073

The new inner space to the Galleria Forni, via Farini 26 – Bologna, entire dedicated to art editions will come inaugurated friday 1 December to 18,00 hours.
Near FORNIBOOKSHOP they will be in sale various publishing products: it not only catalogues of the extensions accommodated from the Gallery in the course of the time, but also the published volumes from prestigious publishing houses. In occasion of the inauguration the bookcase will accommodate the presentation in preview of the catalogue of extension Di Ulisse e d'altri viandanti di Sergio Zanni published from Skira. ATo follow, after the presentation, a Jazz Session from Five Friends in Jam will accompany the exposure of one selection of images of the releases of photographer Larry Fink.

Forni Galleria d'arte
Via Farini 26, Bologna
Tel. 051 231589

Will be kept to Napoli (17 - 19 december 2006) three sessions of auctions near Blindarte, the house of auctions founded in the 1999 from Blindhouse, society specialized in the guard services, expertise and valorization of objects and patrimonies of art.
The auctions (catalogue from 20 November on web-site
) will have place in the elegant exposition gallery in Via Caio Duilio 10.
ixed in periods of high affluence and cultural tourist interest, the auctions are an occasion in order to visit Napoli and to breathe the evocative christmas atmosphere of the city.


Accompanied from the Martians and the lunar shapes of the artist Judi Harvest, it arrives directly to Florence from Piazza San Marco by Venice Florian, the new premises that family Vedaldi inaugurates 18 saturdays November in Via del Parione.
Judi Harvest reinventa for the occasion the works recently in extension in Piazza San Marco, inspiring to the reasons of the art fiorentina with collages and installations. The extension of Judi Harvest aurposely opens a cultural program that will be rich of events thinks to you and created for the premises of Via del Parione.

Caffé Florian

Andy Warhol. The Bomb: Cycle of encounter and projections. On purpose of Andy Warhol … Live in direct the aesthetic of the duration in the vain life of the Factory. To Padova the case explodes Andy Warhol. Exposure to Vecchiato New Art Galleries beyond thirty works of the father of the Pop Art, selected to understand the birth of the reality. To November a cycle of encounter analyzes the cinematographic production and have been invites in gallery from via Alberto da Padova three experts that will develop the thematic interesting on the aesthetic cinematographic warholiana:
  • 22 novembre 2006 - Bruno Di Marino - "The Time and the body. Aesthetic of the duration in the cinema "muto" of Warhol"
  • 29 novembre 2006 - Sirio Luginbuhl - "On purpose of Andy Warhol: the life like a film. Scenes, notes, filmate sequences, images from Jonas Mekas, Maria Menken, Ronald Nameth "
  • 6 dicembre 2006 - Mirco Melanco - presentation of the book "Andy Warhol. The cinema of the vain life"
Vecchiato Art Galleries
Alberto da Padova, 2 - Padova
Tel. 049 665447
Tel. 049 8561359

Robert Scherer – chosen works . Date: 25.11.2006 - 22.12.2006. From Merano in arte.

Studio di architettura Markus Scherer
via Plankenstein 10

Sound Zero – Art and Music from the POP to the Street Art . Date: 09.09.2006 - 07.01.2007 . From Merano in art.

Studio di architettura Markus Scherer
via Plankenstein 10

Claudia Peill: Personal extension of 11 works and an only dipintodi Mario Schifano of 1992, from the title it "Leptis Magna, I am been born here". Inauguration tuesday 5 November to hours 18.30. The extension it will remain opened until 5 December.

La città delle ombre bianche - Galleria Anna D'Ascanio
Via del Babuino 29 Roma
Tel. 0636001804

DAIMON: the review scandita from the encounter with the artists and with psychologists of clear reputation it coordinates to you from Ada Cortese di Gea. Inauguration 18 saturdays November from hours 18.30 the extension will be concluded to fine May .

Tel. 010 2474544

Oliviero Rainaldi: personal extension with approximately 60 works, between sculptures in bronze, chalk, marble, paintings and designs edited by Danilo Eccher 15 Inauguration November 2006. The extension it will remain opened until 22 December.

Palazzo Venezia
Via del Plebiscito 118 - Roma
Tel. 081-2395261

A "strada della ceramica" in Tuscany is born, that joins in a route the 11 cities of ancient tradition, is delivered up in an Association. A guide exits who for before the time tells the history and the patrimony of these cities and territories. To the way a Cantiere di Arte Contemporanea della Ceramica, one of the initiatives of the Associazione Terre di Toscana for biennium 2006 - 2007, between which "Biennale della Ceramica" and the exposure of the historical manufactures in the 11 cities of Terre di Toscana

Associazione Terre di Toscana
Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Dusseldorf
Tel. +49-(0)211 8996211 Fax +49-(0)211 8929504

Third Ratti Lecture autumnal from the title it “Perché non possiamo essere cristiani”, debate on theologicals, philosophicals and ethicals reasons in support of this thesis (from a test of Benedetto Croce: : “non possiamo non dirci cristiani”). The encounter will keep to Como 17 November hours 21,00 (free-access , reservation) with host the scientist Piergiorgio Odifreddi..
Other appointments:
  • 11 Decembers 2006 - Predrag Matvejevic - L'Europa e l'altra Europa
  • 19 January 2007 - Ferruccio De Bortoli - Informazione, potere e democrazia
  • 2 February 2007 - Claudio Magris - Scrittura diurna e scrittura notturna
  • 16 February 2007 - Hanif Kureishi - Qualcosa che vorrei dirti, Something to tell you
  • 30 March 2007 - Vicente Todoli - La collezione come rete: il nuovo allestimento alla Tate Modern
  • 20 April 2007 - Natalia Aspesi - Che fine ha fatto il mondo della moda?
Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Lungo Lario Trento 9, Como
Tel : 39031 233210 / 211

The Hentrich Glass Museum, one of the largest glass collections in Europe reopens and presents its treasures from October 8, 2006.
Its worldwide reputation was initiated by Helmut Hentrich, a renowned Dusseldorf architect who left the legacy of his house and his collections to the City of Dusseldorf with the obligation that it would expand the glass museum. Following extensive preparations by the museum Otto Steiner in Sarnen/ Switzerland, a specialist firm with a proven record in such tasks, was commissioned with planning the new design. The aim of these plans was to develop a form of presentation which not only demonstrates the importance of the Glass Museum Hentrich as one of the world's leading special collections straight away, but which also realises new and attractive ways of presenting this for a wide range of visitors.
The museum Kunst Palast Foundation is a public-private partnership between the City of Dusseldorf, E.ON AG, METRO Group and degussa AG.
Closed on Monday

Museum Kunst Palast
Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Dusseldorf
Tel. +49-(0)211 8996211 Fax +49-(0)211 8929504

Look and Learn Magazine Ltd, a private company that now owns rights to Look and Learn and thirteen other classic British children's magazine mainly from the 1960s and 1970s, is pleased to announce the launch of the web site.
The magazines in the Look and Learn stable, which had a combined run of almost 200 years, include over half a million illustrations, many millions of words covering most subjects of perennial interest to children, innumerable puzzles and quizzes and over a hundred characters (such as Harold Hare, Gulliver Guinea-Pig, Katie Country Mouse and Wee Willie Winkie).
The purpose of the web site is to revive interest in and encourage private and commercial use of this largely forgotten treasure trove. Above all, however, aims to become Britain's best on-line picture library for children, parents and teachers. At its launch, the site contains over 10,000 pictures of extraordinary scope and quality, many of them reproduced from the original artworks.

Look and Learn Magazine Ltd
For further informations:
Stephen Pickles
+44 (0) 20 77237732

Martha Rosler Library opens a website and an online forum.
e-flux is pleased to announce the launch of Martha Rosler Library's website. Comprised of approximately 7,700 titles from the artist's personal collection, the Library was opened to the public by e-flux in November 2005 as a storefront reading room. The bibliography, currently in process, can now be accessed online at:

Serpentine Gallery and e-flux announce Agency for Unrealised Projects (AUP) .
For every planned project that is carried out, hundreds of other proposals by artists, architects, designers, scientists and other practitioners around the world stay unrealised and invisible to the public. Agency for Unrealised Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works through publications, a developing archive and a physical office, in this way charting the terrain of a contingent future.
The aim of the Agency for Unrealised Projects (AUP), starting from an archive amassed by Hans Ulrich Obrist over the last 10 years and continuing to invite submissions by artists, is to give life to these as yet unachievable plans, by making them available to the public to be disseminated, discussed and most importantly, to be realised.
This is the first in a series of new projects and programmes for the Serpentine Gallery devised by Julia Peyton-Jones, Director, Serpentine Gallery and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects.
The Agency for Unrealised Projects (AUP) will also be the first in a programme of research and collaborations with e-flux, under the name Institute for New Social Research, initiated by Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle.

Press Enquiries:
Rose Dempsey/Tom Coupe
020 7298 1520/8

Italian Area is a database documenting the Italian artistic scene, with particular attention to the works by artists that came up from the late eighties to the present.
Italian Area is a project of the Careof & Viafarini Documentation Centre, developed with Artegiovane and with the primary support of the Chambers of Commerce of Milan and Turin.

Viafarini Documentation Centre
Via C. Farini 35 - 20159 Milano
Tel/fax +39-02-66804473

InSite announces the launch of its website.
inSite is a network of contemporary art programs and commissioned projects that maps the dynamics of permeability and blockage that characterize the liminal border zone of San Diego-Tijuana. Over the course of twelve years, since its inception in 1992, inSite has focused on the specificity of the San Diego-Tijuana corridor as a context of unexpected political and cultural rearticulations.

710 13th Street, Suite #305, San Diego, CA 92101
Tel. +1 619.230.0005 F 619.230.0035

WPS1 ArtRadio On the Web, 24 hours a day. Tune into, for a lineup of extraordinary music and talk shows hosted by artists, writers, and musicians (like Marina Abramovic, W. H. Auden, Marianne Boesky, John Cale, Gregory Crewdson, John Currin, Edwidge Danticat, Marcel Duchamp to name just a few) from around the world and rare recordings from sources including the audio archive of The Museum of Modern Art.

Art-Agenda international - a new global communication platform for galleries is a collaboration between Art Basel, the world's leading art show of modern and contemporary art, and e-flux, the art world's favorite announcement service. Art-Agenda is designed to provide timely information on current and upcoming exhibitions at international contemporary art galleries, selected from participating galleries of Art Basel or Art Basel Miami Beach.

Art-Agenda service
Sonja Dorig at +41/58-206 22 56

Edu-News, the collaboration between Artforum and e-flux, announces an expansion of its online service. From now on, in addition to employment announcements, Edu-News will provide timely information on significant cultural events at universities worldwide in the form of text and image e-mail messages. The expanded information will include selected exhibitions, conferences, symposia, and publications.


Artforum Magazine introduces A free classifieds website devoted to the international art community

agoraXchange invites visitors to Tate Online to contribute towards the creation of a new multiplayer internet game which challenges the current political system.
agoraXchange is a project by net artist Natalie Bookchin and political theorist Jacqueline Stevens. The site is a forum for the exchange of ideas, where participants are encouraged to work together on the rules, design, and code which will ultimately result in the game.


Real Art Laboratories. Questions about the nature of art have remained unanswered for millennia, making it difficult for us to know if the things we see, make, exhibit, sell or collect are real art or something else. But the uncertainty is finally over and the results are in: the key to real art lies in the genes.

Real Art Laboratories

April Greiman Made In Space announces the completed design of a new web site for SCI-Arc, Los Angeles-based SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture established in 1972, one of the foremost private architecture institutions in the world commissioned April Greiman Made In Space,, to work on its re-identification and branding via Transmedia.

April Greiman Made In Space

A new architectural portal is on the web: Already translated in six different langages, Architecturecafe has an expanding database about architecture. Built by young dutch architects, this portal provides informations about many countries: famous architects, competitions, books, organizations, museums, links, etc...


Since 1997, a newsletter dedicated to the contemporary arts entitled ACDnews has been sent out on a regular basis to over 40,000 e-mail addresses all over the world. The aim of ACD Documents of Contemporary Art is to give information on contemporary artistic expression, visual art, music, cinema, video, theater, dance, literature, on cultural-multimedia events and also on trans-cultural events such as social solidarity and ecology. If you wish to join this list, send a blank e-mail to

Archimagazine, Italian webmagazine on line of architecture, art and design proposes a collection of ideas and reflections written by critics and architects on New York after the tragedy of Twin Towers.
The service called Special New York is viewable on web site:

Via G. Spano, 4 - 80144 Napoli
Tel. +39/081.7367692

The Vermont Studio Center (VSC) has launched the VSC's new web site The Studio Center (VSC) is a nonprofit, international creative community that hosts 600 artists and writers annually (50 per month) in 4- to 12- week studio Residencies on an award-winning 30- building campus in Johnson, Vermont.

The Vermont Studio Center (VSC)
P.O. Box 613 Johnson, VT 05656

The swimming pool of Roubaix considered the finest of France, becomes a museum. Built in 1932 by Albert Baert, the swimming pool of Roubaix represents a gorgeous example of Art déco. Actually hosts the Musée d'art et d'industrie focused on history of city and relationships with texile and fashion.

Musée d'art et d'industrie<BR> 23, Rue de l'Espérance - 59100 Roubaix
Tel. +33 03 20 69 23 60

Arena Furniture Channel is a new B2B e-commerce channel devoted entirely to the design furniture industry. Through this channel manufacturers and retailers can conduct their business online, using a powerful product configuration tool (based on updated catalogs and price-lists) and a custom-built ordering system.

Arena Furniture Channel is the new architectural webzine made by a group of students from the University of Pescara.

Edited by:
Gabriella Masiello