Onomatopee is the design group that reflect, counter and question contemporary culture through talks, workshops, research and presentation. One of the Dutch design world's most outspoken arts organisations, they come to London for the weekend to launch their 2011 series entitled Comfort Zone & Disillusion, bringing their own brand of quixotic questioning and social subversion.
The weekender exhibition kicks off tonight with a talk, launch and opening at So Far, the Future, the West End gallery and project space. Here the group will discuss the works contributors including heyheyhey, Willem Claassen, Nacho Carbonell and Jozua Zaagman, and how they define our age as being "…characterised by the cumulative establishment of 'comfort zones' in which we feel at home." Stop Playing Safe, there's more to life than 'wellbeing'.
The launch of the box set of publications, featuring four periodicals and a textual compendium has been produced in collaboration with students from the Dept. of Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. This new course, rapidly establishing itself within the fabric of the London art world, presents modes of enquiry parallel to Onomatopee: Progressive qualities in thinking about art and design in order to approach and engage people in the most cutting edge of today's art.
Talk, launch and opening: Tonight, Friday 24 February at 2000
Exhibition closes 26 February 1800 at So Far, the Future