CONNECTIES, THE FLEMISH PLATFORM
Bram Kerkhofs, recently awarded designer of the year in Belgium, was invited to curate a Flemish platform at the festival. Kerkhofs selected five leading architectural, design- and artist studios from the Flanders to exhibit next to him on the team of Connecting – therefore the title, Dutch for Connections- a keyword to his work and this year’s festival. Participants in the exhibition include the duo Gijs-Van Vaerenbergh, Wesley Meuris, Oscar Hugal, Daan Gielis, and Ief Spincemaille (Werktank). Moderated by Max Borka, they also debate the connections between art and design on the opening day of the festival. Connecties, as the exhibition will be called in Flemish, has been made possible with the kind support of the Flemish Community in Belgium, and the Flemish representation in Berlin.