Amber Chair: preserving immortal memories by Jaeuk Jung is displaying as a new edition of O’clock: time design, design time selected by Triennale di Milano [Triennale Design Museum] at CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, curated by Silvana Annicchiarico and Jan van Rossem, with a special exhibition design by Patricia Urquiola.

Chair in amber

After its great success in Milan, Triennale Design Museum is in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Beijing, has in the spaces of CAFA Art Museum, a new edition of O’Clock: time design, design time. This special exhibition is to explore the relationship between time and design. It was first held in Milan 2011 and included works by Louise Bourgeois, Kiki van Eijk, John Cage, Damien Hirst, Kouichi Okamoto, Marcel Wanders, to name a few. The exhibition in Beijing includes an expanded and updated selection of works, newly emerging and already established design potential, including some by Chinese artist and designer. A wide-ranging display of original site-specific works, installations, design objects, works of art and videos by international artists and designers seek to answer questions such as: “How is time measured?”, “How can passing time be shown?” and “How can time be experienced?”. All the works exhibited tackle subjects such as the passage of time, time’s evolution, and decay over time, in ways that are sometimes ironic, sometimes poetic, sometimes meditative and sometimes critical.

The CAFA Art Museum in Beijing is one of the most important art museums in China. Part of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, it was designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and completed in March 2008.

O’Clock: time design, design time, runs between 7th March – 10th April 2013.

Here’s some more work by Jaeuk Jung.

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