Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded! Curator Walkthrough

by Volker Albus

24 October 2019, Thursday, 10:00 – 11:30 am
1F Galleries
UP Vargas Museum

The Goethe-Institut, IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), the German institute for international relations) and the Vargas Museum invite you to a walkthrough of the exhibit with curator, Volker Albus.

The exhibition showcases 76 pieces of upcycled objects from 53 designers, where they present their added value and appreciation within many diverse contexts. At every venue of the tour, IFA in addition presents local designers to showcase their works together with Pure Gold. Furthermore, workshops with local designer and maker scenes that take place at each of the venues of the international touring exhibition offer results in the shape of instructable videos on the Pure Gold platform as a further level for discussion and knowledge.

About the Speaker/Curator

Born in 1949, Volker Albus studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, from 1968 to 1976 then worked as a freelance architect. In 1984 he began to design furniture and to work in interior design. He quick became one of the most important representatives of New German Design. He has written many books and also regularly publishes essays in magazines like Design Report, Form, Hochparterre and KUNSTZEITUNG.

He has curated many exhibitions, including Gefühlscollagen – Wohnen von Sinnen (1986). For IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) he has planned five touring exhibitions which he also curated long term. Since 1994 he has been professor of product design at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany.

Posted: October 21, 2019 11:50