2019 Fall Exhibition at the CWAM Explores the Nexus of Time and Contemporary Design

“Design by Time,” on display Sept. 17-Nov. 24, includes 22 international designers and studios

August 9, 2019   /  

WOOSTER, Ohio – “Design by Time” features an international field of designers who explore the passage of time in fashion, furniture, textiles, vessels, and more. This exhibition kicks off the 2019-20 season at The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) and opens to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 17, running through Sunday, Nov. 24 (closed Oct. 5-14). The CWAM is located in Ebert Art Center (1220 Beall Ave.).

Bringing together works by 22 well-known and emerging designers and design studios from eight countries, “Design by Time” goes beyond traditional design norms to give functional objects a visually arresting reality that expresses the dynamism of time. This is achieved through the designers’ partnering with natural phenomena, chemical, and physical forces. Time-based works such as Bartholomäus Traubeck’s “Years” translate the annual rings of alder and spruce discs into haunting music, while Mathieu Lehanneur records the fluctuations of Saudi Arabia’s population in the profile of his vessels.

“Years,” a 2011 work by Bartholomäus Traubeck, translates the annual rings of alder and spruce into piano music. Traubeck is one of 22 international designers and studios in “Design by Time.”

The designers/studios include Atelier Mark Sturkenboom (the Netherlands); Augur-Loizeau (United Kingdom); Maarten Baas (the Netherlands); BeatWoven (United Kingdom); Sebastian Brajkovic (the Netherlands/Switzerland); Hussein Chalayan (Cyprus/United Kingdom); Edhv, Architects of Identity (the Netherlands); Patrick Frey (Korea/Germany); Front (Sweden); Glithero (the Netherlands/United Kingdom); Marlène Huissoud (France); Humans since 1982 (Germany/Sweden); William Lamson (United States); Mathieu Lehanneur (France); mischer’traxler studio (Austria); Jacob Olmedo (United States); Diana Scherer (Germany/the Netherlands); Sebastian Cox Workshop (United Kingdom); Bartholomäus Traubeck (Germany/Austria); Nicole Wermers (Germany); Jólan van der Wiel (the Netherlands); and Ryan Mario Yasin (Iceland/United Kingdom).

This exhibition and companion publication are supported in part by a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL, and as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. “Design by Time” is organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared.

The CWAM, which supports the College’s goals of teaching, research, and global engagement, is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit the CWAM’s website and/or call (330) 263-2495 or (330) 263-2388.