Milan 09: Belgian designers Studio Job will present a new bible-inspired collection in Milan next month called The Gospel.
The collection features sculptures depicting biblical scenes and a rusty cast-iron dinner service.
The Gospel is at Chiostri di San Simpliciano, Via dei Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro 3, 20121 Milan, Italy from 22-27 April 2009. Opening times: 19.00-22.00 on 22 April; 10.00-2100 from 23-27 April.
Update: see photos of the installation in our new story.
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Here's some text from Studio Job:
In conjunction with ING, the Zuiderzee Museum will present new work by Studio Job in Milan in April, during Salone del Mobile 2009, under the name The Gospel. This work consists of two large sculptures in lead glass and rosewood, depicting iconic and biblical scenes, as well as an enormous rusty cast-iron service. Together these objects form the graphic and dimensional starting point for an exclusive 12-piece, hand-made service – a collector’s item – and an industrially produced service, which can be ordered by the public at large. Dutch porcelain manufacturer Royal Tichelaar Makkum will produce both services.
Once again, links between the past and the present, between art and design, and between mastery and abstraction have been sought and found. ING, the Zuiderzee Museum and Studio Job wish to bring to the general public art that not only has a museological aspect but also touches on everyday aspects. The Gospel demonstrates that both the product and the object are accessible to the user and the viewer, either in the intimacy of one’s own home or in the public domain of a museum. Both services will be published by Royal Tichelaar Makkum. The Zuiderzee Museum and ING share a very close relationship on art and design and art, which is also why ING supports this project.
Salone del Mobile 2009
From April, The Gospel exhibition will be presented in a splendid cloister in the centre of Milan, as part of the Salone del Mobile 2009 exhibition. The Zuiderzee Museum regards the collaboration between the artist, ING, the manufacturer and the museum as an important way to realise unique work. This certainly benefits the museum, but above all it leaves a lasting impression of Dutch heritage.
Erik Schilp, director of the Zuiderzee Museum.
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