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New Melancholy – Van Abbemuseum x Lidewij Edelkoort x Kazerne

Double exhibition at Kazerne and Van Abbemuseum shows desolate work from the collection Edelkoort and the museum

Lidewij Edelkoort. β€” Β© Thirza Schaap

After the reflection during the lockdown, we are left with a vast emptiness. Complementary emotions that arise therefrom lead to feelings of melancholy that will influence our culture. The double exhibition between Kazerne and Van Abbemuseum shows desolate work from the collection Edelkoort and the museums collection.

The pandemic has made it clear that social injustice, racial divisions and ecological evils are increasing, with possible consequences such as civil war and economic crisis.

The feeling of emptiness is nourished by the social distance and digital commu

About Kazerne – Home of Design

Kazerne Foundation creates a vibrant, welcoming and inspiring hospitality environment, where everyone can experience 24/7 how design adds value to the world we live in. To designers Kazerne offers an international stepping-stone; a welcoming and committed podium that wants to explore the β€˜zeitgeist’ through exhibitions, connecting- and in-depth activities. As a meeting place for design professionals, their stakeholders, and the public, Kazerne creates new opportunities, stimulates discovery and challenges to contemplate.Β In this way, Kazerne functions as an essential link in Eindhoven's rich infrastructure for design, technology and knowledge, which is echoed far beyond the region.

Work by Pieke Bergmans.

Work by Allan McCollum.