The exhibition of contemporary Slovenian design will be displayed on main venue of BELGRADE DESIGN WEEK 2012 at renovated building of National Library of Serbia in Belgrade and then in Maribor Art Gallery within European Capital of Culture 2012.
The exhibition comprises a compelling selection of design production spanning the first two dynamic decades of a young European country. A broad array of distinctive designs set in dialogue with historically iconic design objects captures the exceptional strength, quality and specific character of contemporary design in Slovenia. »The latter /historic design/are thrilling: Peter Florjancic's ubiquitous 1969 slide frame became famous when used by Agfa and Kodak, while Davorin Savnik's 1979 ETA 80 phone for Iskra is an elegant plastic archetype, and was a common sight in homes and offices of former Yugoslavia. Only a few of the contemporary examples emanate the same vitality, but curator Maja Vardan's selection is impressive and diverse. … Slovenian design is active in the sports, tech, fashion, furniture and luxury fields…There is even a humanitarian design example.«(Domus, Vera Sacchetti, February 2012)
The Silent Revolutions’ exhibition has already been successfully presented in London, United Kingdom (Tent London, London Design Festival), Eindhoven, the Netherlands (Dutch Design Week) in 2011 and in Milan, Italy (La Triennale di Milano) in 2012. It received positive response from the foreign media and was so far well attended with altogether more than 40000 visitors. After presentation in Belgrade it will travel to Helsinki, Finland. For more information visit WWW.SILENTREVOLUTION.SI (source: www.mao.si)