Utterubbish presents the UseLess Exhibition, a design showcase with a multi-disciplinary collection of works by international and local designers. You can expect to find product, furniture, fashion, graphic and environmental design as well as architecture works. The over-arching themes include sustainable design and edo-design, design activism, promotion of craft and how design can create value for self, society and the world for a sustainable future. Some international designers you can look forward to include Jonathan Harris, KesselsKramer and Maison Martin Margiela, whilst local designers include Asylum, Kinetic, Ministry of Design and Woods & Woods, plus many, many more! 28 November 2007 till 16 December 2007, 4th Floor City Hall Building
15 Singaporean artists/designers were invited alongside 15 Japanese artists/designers to take part in this design exhibition, which was launched at DesignTide in Tokyo earlier this year. It’s now made its way to the Singapore Design Festival so you should totally go check it out and show support for our tow kay, Chris Lee! This exhibition aims to showcase efforts between Singapore and Japan, bringing together emerging and innovative practitioners in the fields of art, fashion, music and design. 28 November till 8 December 2007, The Hall, 11 Mt Sophia Road—
Hailing from Hong Kong, Javin Mo – graphic designer and co-founder of milkxhake, an uber cool design collective – will be in Asylum to let us pick his brains. Javin boasts an impressive resume: in 2004, Javin was invited to join the Visual Communication Department of FABRICA in Italy, where he was art director of projects like the FABRICA quarterly magazine, FAB. In 2005, he re-initiated milkxhake with interactive designer Wilson Tang as one of the most energetic design units in Hong Kong. To date, Milkxhake has received 3 excellent awards in the Tokyo Type Directors Club as well as 10 awards in the Hong Kong Designers Association Awards 05. In 2006, Javin was names as one of the Young Gun 5 from the New York Art Directors Club. Come and be inspired by Javin this Friday, 19 October 2007 at 7:30pm. Check out www.milkxhake.org for more info.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Nike 26° Windrunner, Asylum was invited to design and cutomise 40 Nike be@rbricks, including 3 collaboration be@rbricks with the interactive design gurus over at Kinetic. Each be@rbrick was carefully designed and painstakingly hand-painted, and they will be on display at various Nike retail stores, so keep your peepers open. Do also keep an ear out for more news on our Asylum+Kinetic-Nike Windrunner Be@rbricks which will make an appearance in Asylum at the end of the year.
A sound installation by Zulkifle Mahmod, 13.09.07 – 13.10.07, Party & Performance: 19.09.07, 8pm The Asylum, 22 Ann Siang Road Singapore 069702 for the month of September, the Substation and Asylum Sounds will present “In The Asylum”, a sound installation by Zulkifle Mahmod. Exhibited as part of the Substation’s Septembertfest 2007, with support from Arts Fund and Hong Leong Foundation, “In The Asylum” is Zul’s first art project since his exhibition at The 52nd Venice Biennale 2007.
Hear us rant and bitch about the creative industry in a special 10 page feature on us!
We are invite to speak in Graphika Manila, the biggest design and multimedia conference in Philippines.
Yes! It’s true! We’re organising Piana’s first concert in Singapore on the 25th of May at the substation. Opening for her will be 2 of our finest electronic artist SonicBrat and Aspidistrafly. Don’t miss it! Tickets available at Asylum, Substation and Books Actually from the 7th May onwards.