Studio Job & the Groninger Museum

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Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

A solo show of work by artists Studio Job opened at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands this week.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

Entitled Studio Job & the Groninger Museum, the exhibition showcases the museum's extensive collection of work by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, including the duo's HomeworkRobber Baron and Last Supper collections.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

Studio Job completed the Job Lounge for the musuemin December last year, which is used for welcoming guests to meetings, business engagements, drinks, parties, dinners and weddings - take a look at it in our earlier story and see all our stories about Studio Job here.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

The show continues until 4 March 2012.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

Photography is by R. Kot.

Here are some more details from Studio Job:


Groninger Museum presents solo exhibition of the work of Studio Job

From 16 October 2011 to 4 March 2012, the Groninger Museum will present the exhibition entitled Studio Job & the Groninger Museum.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

The exhibition displays the world-famous designs of Studio Job, which consists of Job Smeets (1970) and Nynke Tynagel (1977).

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

In the past ten years, the Groninger Museum has accumulated a substantial collection of work by Studio Job. Important series such as Homework (2006-2007) and Robber Baron (2007) illustrate Studio Job’s virtuoso handling of extraordinary materials and extreme techniques. But the archetypical and monumental objects show, above all, an expressive engagement at the interface of art and design.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel both graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In 1998, Smeets founded Studio Job and two years later, after her graduation, Tynagel joined him in the enterprise. The duo became known for their caricatural and non-scaled designs, such as Curved Cabinet (1999) and Craft (2001), by means of which they gave commentary on widely held ideas within the world of design.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

In the past few years, Studio Job has worked with various partners, including Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Moooi, Swarovski, Bisazza and Venini.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

Furthermore, Smeets and Tynagel have presented their work in leading galleries all over the world and many private and public collections now contain examples of this work.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

The Groninger Museum has been following Studio Job closely since 2001, and currently possesses the largest collection of their products. In December 2010, as a component of the building revitalization that has just been completed, the Museum opened a new reception area conceived by the designers: the Job Lounge.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

The solo exhibition is the result of a unique relationship between the designers and the Museum, where the Museum occasionally assumed the role of sparring partner as well as that of co-producer.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

The exhibition shows the exceptional interaction and most important artistic developments of Studio Job. The key works, determinative series, and the products of major co-operative ventures with external partners illustrate the versatility and conceptual stratification of the work of Studio Job.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

Thanks to the presentation of a large and important section of the oeuvre, the mutual connections within the body of work and their artistic significance are brought to the forefront.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

Activities

During the exhibition period, the Groninger Museum will organize special step-in guided tours on the theme of Studio Job & the Groninger Museum.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

During the Design Weekend Groningen, which will take place from 3 to 6 November, these guided tours will be available for free. More information on the activities is presented on the website.

Studio Job and the Groninger Museum

Compilation

The exhibition entitled Studio Job & het Groninger Museum has been compiled by curator Mark Wilson.

  • http://www.granitetransformations.com/blog Alex Levin

    Amazing pieces! Makes it easy to love abstract art. First table is very morbid — not sure I wanna see animal skeletons at the table, but maybe that's the point. The second cubic table blew my mind — reminds me of Miyazaki.

  • http://blog.faverodesign.com/ sean

    funtional art, right on!