“The Alligator and the Bird” is a curated group exhibition of international designers, focusing on object design and collaborative methods. By bringing together designers from different disciplines, backgrounds, and generations, this exhibition aims to create new perspectives and methodologies.
The alligator gets its teeth cleaned by the bird. The bird gets its food from the alligator's teeth.
Our focus is on building a network and sharing skills and experiences, leading to tangible outcomes. This process mirrors the symbiotic relationship between an alligator and a bird, where each benefits from the other's presence.
The exhibition is structured to showcase newly formed duos- Clara Schweers & Emilija Povilanskaitė, Dirk Duif & Sho Ota, Paul Coenen & Lena Winterink, Teun Zwets & Pepijn Fabius Clovis, Yen Hsu & Hsin Min Chan, Jiin Yoon & Hannah Kuhlmann, Athanasios Paspaliaris & Eunsol Kim, Pyeori Jung & Delphine Lejeune, Tim Teven & Flora Lechner - highlighting their exploration of differences and common affinities through expressive pieces.
Our first exhibition is based on the culmination of our conversations and shared interests. While our works showcase distinct styles and narratives, we collectively place a strong emphasis on objects and craft.