“Made in Britain” Auction at Sotheby’s

“Made in Britain” Auction at Sotheby’s

18 September ‘18

Showcasing the very best in Modern British Art across the disciplines of paintings, works on paper, prints, photography, contemporary and studio ceramics and design, Made in Britain offers the perfect opportunity to acquire works by some of the century’s most celebrated and sought-after artists and makers.

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Ugliness Is Underrated: Ugly Design

Ugliness Is Underrated: Ugly Design

News from the Web

I covet a piece of technology that never existed and likely never will. I can’t stop thinking about it. I covet the seashell e-reader from the 2014 film It Follows. The movie is one of my all-time favorites because it so fluidly combines three of my main interests: awkward sex, sudden death, and timeless design.

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Like something from Pompeii' – Battersea Arts Centre's scorching resurrection

Like something from Pompeii' – Battersea Arts Centre's scorching resurrection

News from the Web

At Battersea Arts Centre it can be hard to tell where the audience stops and the acting begins. The rambling Victorian town hall in south London, home to experimental theatre since the 1970s, has long revelled in blurring the boundaries of stage and seat, mingling performers with guests and presenting plays on landings, in the bar and even in its offices.

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Christien Meindertsma: Beyond the Surface at Vitra Design Museum Gallery

Christien Meindertsma: Beyond the Surface at Vitra Design Museum Gallery

18 August ‘18 - 20 January ‘19

The Vitra Design Museum exhibition »Christien Meindertsma: Beyond the Surface«, is the Dutch designer's first solo presentation outside her native country. The exhibition will be shown from 18 August 2018 until 20 January 2019 at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery. For Christien Meindertsma, the creation of a product is only one element of the design process.

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"An Instrument for Greater Equity." More Guidance from a Leader on Creative Placemaking

"An Instrument for Greater Equity." More Guidance from a Leader on Creative Placemaking

News from the Web

Earlier this year, the Kresge Foundation published the first in a series of white papers to help grantmakers and practitioners more successfully integrate arts and culture into community development. Given the foundation’s role as a leader in the field in creative placemaking and aligning the arts with social justice, inequality and urban development, the announcement was timely and important.

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Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 at MOMA

Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 at MOMA

through January 13, 2019

Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

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Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl

Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl

DeTnk Bookshelf

In Making Dystopia, distinguished architectural historian James Stevens Curl tells the story of the advent of architectural Modernism in the aftermath of the First World War, its protagonists, and its astonishing, almost global acceptance after 1945.

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Jonathan Muecke OPEN OBJECTS at Volume Gallery

Jonathan Muecke OPEN OBJECTS at Volume Gallery

Opening 14 September ‘18

Open Objects is an ongoing and continuous exploration and approach to design encompassing the practice of Jonathan Muecke. Tracing a decade of work, these objects are the manifestation of his philosophical and practical approach to design. Open Objects create layers of exploration: between the objects within the group and within each individual object.

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Supernova by david/nicolas at Carpenters Workshop Gallery | Paris

Supernova by david/nicolas at Carpenters Workshop Gallery | Paris

6 September- 6 October ‘18

Carpenters Workshop Gallery | Paris presents Supernova, a solo show of new works by the Lebanese design-duo david/nicolas from 6 September to 6 October 2018.

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Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent by Owen Hatherley

Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent by Owen Hatherley

DeTnk Bookshelf

'A scathing, lively and timely look at the "European city", from one of our most provocative voices on culture and architecture today' Owen Jones

A searching, timely account of the condition of contemporary Europe, told through the landscapes of its cities

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The inflatable ‘antepavilion’ by Thomas Randall-Page and Benedetta Rogers is afloat on the Regents Canal

The inflatable ‘antepavilion’ by Thomas Randall-Page and Benedetta Rogers is afloat on the Regents Canal

News from the Web

Moored alongside a collection of artists’ studios on Regents Canal in east London, the Architecture Foundation’s second annual ‘antepavilion’ comprises a bulbous yellow inflatable enclosure emerging out of the hull of a 1930s barge.

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Akari: Sculpture by Other Means at the Noguchi Museum

Akari: Sculpture by Other Means at the Noguchi Museum

28 February ‘18 - 27 January ‘19

Akari: Sculpture by Other Means occupies includes several installations that allow visitors to experience ways that Isamu Noguchi’s Akari—a modular ecosystem of lightweight, collapsible paper lanterns—can create and transform space.

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Enter the Matrix: An Interview with Ken Isaacs

Enter the Matrix: An Interview with Ken Isaacs

News from the Web

The highly individual practice of American architect and designer Ken Isaacs (born 1927, Peoria, Illinois) challenged conventional definitions of modernism through designs that sought radical solutions to the spatial and environmental challenges of modern life.

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The London Open 2018 at Whitechapel Gallery

The London Open 2018 at Whitechapel Gallery

8 June – 26 August ‘18

The London Open 2018 brings together the most dynamic and critical contemporary art being made in the capital today. The latest edition of this triennial summer exhibition offers a free, lively space to discover new work and reflect on a time of significant change in this global city.

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2018 DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report

An Analysis of Design Sales During 2017

DeTnk is pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report.

The DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report is a holistic analysis of the emerging collectible design market. The report focuses on the past nine years of sales from 5 of the largest auction houses including: Christie’s New York, Paris, and London; Sotheby’s New York, Paris, and London; Phillips New York and London; Dorotheum and Wright.

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