Gallery talks — 2 May 2018

In the month of May, the Stedelijk Museum organizes three Gallery Talks by curators and artists through the exhibition Studio Drift: Coded Nature.
€ 3,- (excl. museum entrance)
Meeting point museum entrance hall, tour through the exhibition galleries
2 May 2018, 4 pm until 5 pm
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The Gallery Talks provide room for in-depth conversations with the experts behind the exhibition concept. Curator Ingeborg de Roode (Curator of Industrial Design, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) will give the first tour. Based on her knowledge and expertise she will highlight and elaborate on a number of works in the exhibition.


The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents the first museum solo of the successful Dutch duo Studio Drift. In addition to early designs, the exhibition features new, previously unseen works by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, the founders of Studio Drift. The work of Studio Drift occupies a unique postion on the intersection of tech art, performance, and biodesign. Gordijn and Nauta engage with contemporary topics such as sustainability, the significance of natural processes for today’s environment, and issues raised by the use of augmented reality. One striking example is Drifter, a floating concrete monolith measuring four by two by two meters. After its world première at New York’s Armory Show in 2017, this magical installation will be on display in the IMC Gallery at the Stedelijk.


Ingeborg de Roode has been the curator industrial design at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since 2001 and is currently the curator of the exhibition Studio Drift: Coded Nature with co-curator Pao Lien Djie. For the Stedelijk Museum she has organized many exhibitions, such as the recent presentations Solution or Utopia? Design for Refugees (2017), Living in the Amsterdam School (2016) and Marcel Wanders Pinned Up: 25 Years of Design (2014). For the reopening of the museum in 2012, she co-curated and developed the well-received design collection presentation with two colleagues.

Ingeborg, curator industrial design.