Instead of seeing it as just a potential site for groundbreaking scientific discovery, sci-fi tourism or the lucrative exploitation of extraterrestrial natural resources, Rubio chose to look at the Moon as a universal and mythical idea. The Moon, unlike Earth, has no boundaries, no divisions, no nations. Do we have a right to change that? And so he decided the best way to symbolise this dilemma was to build a temple on the Moon. A temple to celebrate the Moon as a powerful symbol of unity for mankind.
Jorge Mañes Rubio is in Seoul to participate in ‘Activating the City: Urban Gastronomy’, a new exhibition at the MMCA, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Rubio will be presenting his work ‘Street Food Lighting’ and kicking off the exhibition with an open discussion together with curator Bora Hong and chef Ara Ahn. ‘Activating the City: Urban Gastronomy’ includes the work of several artists, designers and activists such as Gordon Matta-Clark, Bonnie Ora Sherk and Jongbuhm Kim. The exhibition imagines design methodology as a device to form relationships among people in consideration of how we shall live, rather than producing new objects or work.
‘Activating the City: Urban Gastronomy’ opens today and will be running till 19 March 2017. Opening discussion will take place on Wednesday 7 December at 18:30. For more info visit MMCA.
We’ve created a very special book that celebrates and documents our exhibitions, events and work so far! The publication includes a manual with the ‘lessons learnt’, a catalogue showing our first collection of chai cups and a series of essays from contributors such as urbz, Nadine Botha, Steven van den Haak and Dewi Pinatih. The book is entirely handmade, designed and printed by The Future Publishing & Printing, comes in a limited edition of a hundred copies and we still have a few copies left!
The Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s flagship exhibition and awards which celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. We are proud to announce that Design Museum Dharavi has been nominated in the category of Product and that we are part of the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition in London.
All shortlisted nominees have their work displayed or represented at the Design Museum during the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition and are in contention for the prestigious Beazley Designs of the Year awards. Beazley Designs of the Year is the opening exhibition for the Design Museum at its new home in Kensington, west London. We hope to see you there!
24 NOVEMBER 2016 – 19 FEBRUARY 2017
The Design Museum, open 10:00 – 18:00 daily
224 – 238 Kensington High Street
Jorge Mañes Rubio was a speaker at TEDxMadrid. Whether in a parking lot in a supermarket in London or in abandoned cities in China, Rubio’s work makes us travel and see things that are not what they seem to be. By researching exhaustively and reinterpreting , the artist suggests new values for familiar places. Through memories, pictures and interventions, Rubio re-creates his own story-telling. He mixes fictional elements with reality on purpose, and this unconventional approach becomes the vehicle for sending a social message about art and change.
This talk is in Spanish. For english subtitles click in the video settings.