The Smart List is a monthly list of multi-media recommendations on everything design, curated by Interwoven Design. As a group of aesthetically obsessed designers, there are a lot of beautiful products, objects and events we love and enjoy. These recommendations make our daily lives special and inviting and we want to share them with you. This issue is guide to Museum Shows in New York City in 2023!
1. Jumana Manna: Break, Take, Erase, Tally
Jumana Manna is currently being featured in the first major exhibition in the United States until April 17, 2023 at MoMA PS1. The works span from two films, Wild Relatives (2018) and Foragers (2022) to sculptures that explore “ the paradoxical effects of preservation practices in agriculture, science, and the law.” (MoMA) Jumana Manna is a multi-disclinary designer that communicates a way of life that includes difficult times in connection with the environment. Her work challenges and asks questions about what is the possible future based on our current, self induced predicament.
Via MoMA PS1
2. Thierry Mugler: Couturissime
Thierry Mugler, the French designer was a daring, unorthodox visionary that innovated through techniques and rigid materials including, glass plastic, vinyl and metals. Also the creator of the famous perfumes, Thierry Mugler, experimented with provocative collections that spanned fashion shows in carefully designed environments. Thierry Mugler: Couturissime is on display at the Brooklyn Museum until May 7, 2023. Mugler’s work continues to influence and while his timeless classic gowns have been worn by some of the biggest celebrities.
via Brooklyn Museum
3. Every Ocean Hughes: Alive Side
Every Ocean Hughes, formerly known as Emily Roysdon connects interests of transitions, thresholds, relationships, memory and queer life. The exhibition at the Whitney Museum is available until April 2, 2023. The presentation is four parts that includes performances and videos that use a demeanor to tell stories touching on communities, cultures as well as a mythical story, River (2023).
vie Whitney Museum
4. Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio
Following Carlo Collodi’s 1883 children’s novel, Giullermo del Toro reimagined Pinocchio into a feature film that focused on the original stop-motion animation. Crafting Pinocchio, was the onset set view point of the creation by an international team of designers, craftspeople and animation artists that help bring a universal perspective to the film. The exhibition is available at the MoMa until April 2, 2023.
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