October 4th 2018 until February 6th 2019

A variety of polls show us that the low countries are among the happiest countries in the world. However, what is it that characterizes a typical Dutchman? And how does it influence our culture? When we dive into our culture, are we really genuine and authentic ‘Dutch Design’, or did we become more of an artistic, multi-cultural mixture? 

In Dutch art and design our culture gets reflected in things like the adventurous side of it, and the little winks within its reality and ingenuity. For his creations, Mondriaan got inspired by the artistic lines of our country sides. But there are many artists and designers that have spread their wings and found their inspiration beyond the borders of our country. 

During the new exhibition ‘Culture Cult’, the D&A (Design&ARTemis) Platform wants to show which genetics or experiences with other cultures influenced the formation of Dutch art and design as we know it today. Therefore we present the visions and creations of Dutch based artists who dare to go beyond the artificial boundaries of our culture in order to shape their creations. ’Culture Cult’ will become an immersion of cultures with all its varieties in comparison with our small country where we find a world of unity.

Dutch Design as a colorful mishmash of cultures A mishmash of cultures, led by the capable artist who got touched by the Burgundian way of life and who wants to convey this into the Dutch society through his catchy creations. Or what about a true woman of the world, who promotes our multicultural society in an authentic Dutch manner, by taking a genuine Dutch icon to a whole new level?! No longer it’s a typical Dutch farmer and his loyal wife on wooden shoes who find each other in one of the world’s most famous kisses, but instead you’ll now encounter an Asian couple who seal the love in a similar pose, dressed up in the same Delft blue colors. 

During this D&A exhibition ‘Culture Cult’ we present the enlightening visions and creations of Dutch based artists, who got inspired far beyond the
tightly shaped borders of our culture. In other words, this exhibition will not only be an immersion of cultures, but more even it will be about the fascinating fusion of cultures.

Exhibitors

Connections Food & Drink design

A special Culture Cult Food & Drink design menu is daily available in restaurant-bar De Stijl.

Free entrance

The exhibition ‘Water’ can be visited free of charge daily from October 4th 2018 until February 6th in Dutch Design Hotel Artemis, John M. Keynesplein 2 in Amsterdam.

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