On my last trip to London, I indulged in a morning of designalicious exploration at the Design Museum
, taking in the Super Contemporary
exhibit and an exhibiton devoted to Javier Mariscal
.Mariscal Drawing Life
is quite a refreshing retrospective. Key work from the past three decades is turned into a collection of 13 installations, displaying how he sees the world. “Through them, Mariscal offers insights into the language, attitude and methodology that drives him and explores the vital role that drawing has for designers” (exhibit brochure).
What was particularly inspiring was the multiple media Mariscal uses (drawing, painting, furniture design, jewellery, interior design, clothes and textiles, ceramics, film, performance). The refusal to be pidgeon-holed and the spirit of exploration, by whatever means, is something to be emulated indeed.
The exhibition closes on November 1st, 2009. There are related workshops and talks on as well. I highly recommend a visit.
Labels: design, drawing, exhibition, Mariscal