SORRY WE ARE TRYING


BIOMATERIALS IN PRACTICE




ANTI-WASTE POP UP SHOP 


Please visit us at Gallery Zichy

16th - 17th December 2021

from 11am - 20pm


Lockdown is The exhibition, including a concept store, is at Zichy Gallery, Ventúrska 265, 811 01 Staré Mesto, Slovakia until 8.1.22. 

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BRATISLAVA DESIGN WEEK 2021 PANDEMIC EDITION 


TALKS ON SATURDAY 4.12.


Talks hosted by ︎︎︎Bratislava Design Week (︎︎︎Facebook stream) 


15:00-15:40 Clemens Lauer (DE)
15:40-16:20 Jirf Krejcfrek (CZ)
16:20-17:00 Wendy Andreu (FR)
17:20-18:00 Lucas Munoz Munoz (ESP)
18:00-18:30 Verena Michels (DE)/ Vlasta Kubusova (SK)
Biomaterials in practice
18:30-19:10 Tal Erez (ISR)
19:10-20:00 Gabriel Roland (AT) Vienna Design Week), Tal Erez (ISR/ Jeruzalem Design Week), Lubica Husta (Bratislava Design Week)


MEET-UP ON SUNDAY 5.12.


Designers Vlasta Kubušová and Verena Michels will speak with circular economy consultant Ivana Maleš (SK) about the future of biological waste cycles. The conversation takes place at ZICHY gallery and a recording will be uploaded on this website. 



INTRODUCING A SOUNDTRACK 6.12.


Designer Aurelia Noudelman has made a plant based ︎︎︎ Soundtrack for this exhibition which will be launched online and in the gallery space.



INTRODUCING VIDEOS 7.12.


We are screening educational and seductive ︎︎︎Videos digitally on this website and from Sunday on also in the exhibition space. Stay tuned!


Videos by designers Elissa Brunato, Bananatex, PEELSPHERE and Mogu.
The exhibition Sorry, we are trying. Biomaterials in Practice investigates themes of sustainable action and brings together organic products, ephemeral materials and functional designs exploring possibilities of new biological production and waste cycles.

Since Bratislava Design Week, Zichy gallery has been transformed into a stylish, futuristic bio material concept store which shows fashion items along with innovative materials and a research lab section. The opening was supposed to kick off introducing the soundtrack to these ideas, products and challenges on display: a live performance to set the tone for the program and meet-ups to come. Due to current Covid measures, some events and presentations have been postponed or moved online.


Update: The exhibition will be open until 31st January, 2022.

EXHIBITORS:
Zuzana Gombošová (Malai, Kerala),
Mogu, Inarzo (VA),
Aurelia Noudelmann (Amsterdam),
Elissa Brunato (Radiant Matter, London),
Bananatex by QWSTION (Switzerland),
Eugenia Morpurgo and Sophia Guggenberger (Syntropia, Venice and Vienna),
Youyang Song (Peelsphere, Berlin),
Lukas Wegwerth (Berlin),
Verena Michels (Weather Underground, Berlin),
Vlasta Kubušová and Miro Kral (Crafting Plastics studio, Bratislava)

EXPERTS:
Tal Erez (design curator),
Galit Gaon (design curator),
Ivana Maleš (circular economy consultant),
Sven Bergmann (cultural anthropologist)

CURATORS:
Vlasta Kubušová and Verena Michels

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT:
Marlene Stach

Poster series by Šimon Chovan, image credits: PEELSPHERE, crafting plastics studio!, Radiant Matter, Syntropia

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① Exhibition ② Designers ③ Shop
④ Videos ⑤ Documentation ⑥ Program
Posters  ⑧ References ⑨ Sound





2021 by Verena Michels / Vlasta Kubušová, Berlin / Bratislava