The Collective Intention exhibition
Poster in collaboration with Roosje Klap
The Collective Intention examines the nature of collectives through the display of nine, A0-sized, visual manifestos created for the exhibition by nine different collectives
Despite or because of the dominating hyper-individualisation in western society, more and more people unite to avow for a mutual matter or interest. Why do these collectives arise? Does the group feel function as a motor or does the identification with the content serve as fuel for it? When is it an enrichment, when a compromise? And couldn’t the consideration for the common thread be a sustainable model for the future?
Also in Design and in Visual Arts, the aspiration to face new challenges collectively, is bringing together people from very diverse fields. Depending on the particular collective, sociologists, graphic artists, IT business engineers, architects, product designers, landscape architests, artists, historians and interaction-designers come together. The friction and the interchange give birth to works that aspire to a common identity.
Depot Basel’s concern is to reflect those aspirations and patterns of collaboration and to display this feeling of togetherness. Depot Basel invited nine collectives to emphasize their conviction in a A0 format. This way, nine expressive, elaborate works in forms of sketches, collages, illustrations and digital methods [that allow an interchange beyond the physical space] have emerged, which allow an insight into collective thinking.
- Basel, 27 June 2015
- Curator: Matylda Krzykowski
- Poster design Noviki & Roosje Klap
- Photo by Moritz Lehner
- Venue: Depot Basel