Next to the Design Academy, a 10 minutes walk to central station and 10 minutes to the Van Abbemuseum.
open during exhibitions
Thursday to Sunday, 13:00- 17:00
and by appointment
Official opening Design Week Exhibitions Onomatopee
Onomatopee, willemstraat 27
Saturday, October 22, 16:00 - 20:00
Book launch ’Dictionary Dressings’ & talk Joke Robaard
Friday, October 28, 19:00 - 21:30
Offprint art book fair Paris
Thursday, November 10, 16:00 - Sunday, November 13, 18:00
Lecture in Oslo on Onomatopee design and politics
Auditorium in Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo
Monday, November 21, 19:00
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Special Dutch Design Week opening hours:
Sunday 23rd to Thursday 27th and Sunday 30th 1 - 6 PM
Saturday 22nd, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th 1 - 8 Pm
By the artistic re-appropriation of 20th-century mass-produced industrial objects of modernism, painter and sculptor Thomas Raat calls for a renewed effort to vertically elevate the masses by questioning the formal properties of avant-garde modernism and to horizontally explore the arts and crafts within our very day-to-day cultural existence. This exhibition at Onomatopee features two room-spanning installation pieces by Raat, one of which was made specifically for the exhibition.
Opening October 22, 4 PM
Continuing until December 20, open Thursdays to Sundays
Book launch and talk with Joke Robaard
Friday October 28th, 7PM
Dictionary Dressings is an ongoing research project by Femke de Vries that uses the nature of the dictionary definition as a "zero condition" for a piece of clothing to decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary.
Dictionary definitions are constructed to be factual and rational and as a consequence the entries for items of clothing show no reference to the ephemeral or immaterial character of fashion. They describe the characteristics of the items, their use and their relation to the body but never mention fashion or style. Take the Dutch definition of a glove for example: “Handschoen: bekleding van de hand” (literally translated into English as Glove: covering of the hand). Since a hand can be covered by putting it in a pocket, by bandaging it or by sitting on it, the definition allows a pair of trousers or a bandage to be interpreted as a glove – they cover the hand and so adhere to the definition. It is exactly this particular nature of the definitions of clothing that forms the foundation and very structure of Dictionary Dressings as a research project and an emerging design approach.
VAN DALE Handschoen [Online]. Available here. [Accessed on 26/05/2015]
- just do it
Expect a comfortable workshop interiour.
Solo exhibition by Marleen Sleeuwits at the Onomatopee project-space.
Exhibition runs untill October 30th.
Is it possible for our direct sensual experience of a space to derive understanding from a different representation of space?
The solo exhibition On the Soft Edge of Space of Marleen Sleeuwits derives its title from her artists’ book, recently published by Onomatopee. Like the book, the exhibition is a stage on which space is placed at the centre by exploring it in a particular visual manner.
By means of architectural, site-specific interventions, Marleen Sleeuwits manipulates space’s artificial nature to put our sensual experience of space to the test. Although the site-specific works in the Onomatopee show merge into the space’s architecture, they remain individual, unrelated sculptural objects, as slight deformations of reality. This renders space itself contradictory – that is, like a tangible fata morgana. Her work tries to find a new horizon in these poetics.
Opening 4th September, 2016 3PM (subsequent, at 5 PM, opening Marleen Sleeuwits at Onomatopee)
exhibition continues until 6th January, 2017
Van Abbemuseum library
5611 NH Eindhoven
library open Tuesday to Friday from 11AM - 5PM
Eva Olthof’s new installation Return to Rightful Owner invites visitors to consider the thin line between the private act of reading and the public space of a library.