Media previews only after allocation of fixed viewing times in the following time windows:
01.06. – 09.06.2021, 10:00 – 14:00 am
(Except weekend dates and on June 3, 2021)
Accreditation at presse@pinakothek-der-moderne.de


Open from: June 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Duration: June 10, 2021 – October 3, 2021

With the exhibition MAARTEN BAAS – NEW TIMES
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum is showing for the first time a solo exhibition of Maarten Baas in Germany.

Baas (*1978) is considered to be one of the most influential Dutch designers in the early 21st century. In 2002 he had his international breakthrough with his graduation work “Smoke”, in which he burned design classics such as those by Gerrit Rietveld or Ettore Sottsass without destroying their function.

Considered rebellious, playful, intellectual, and artistic, his work earned him an autonomous position in the design scene early in his creative career.

Baas’ varied approach and understanding of design is also evident in the series “Real Time” (since 2009), in which he devotes himself to the theme of time.

In close collaboration with Maarten Baas, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum shows several works from the series “Real Time”, for example his grandfather clocks, videos as well as a related installation specifically designed for the exhibition.

By combining different disciplines such as performance, film, technology, art and design, he manages to rethink clocks.

The hands of the clocks  are moved manually in real time in 12-hour films. Tirelessly someone wipes away the past minute and paints the new one. This action highlights the transience and, above all, irretrievability of time. 

With his clocks, Maarten Baas has found new ways to deal with the phenomenon of time and tell stories with his design. 

Video:

Maarten Baas – New Times. Exhibition Tour



On the occasion of the exhibition a publication (ger./engl.) is published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, designed by Selitsch Weig – Büro für grafische Gestaltung.

 

Supported by

FURTHER INFORMATION
Rosa Carole Rodeck M.A.
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum
T +49 (0)89 272725-577
rodeck@die-neue-sammlung.de

Tine Nehler M.A.
Head Press & Communication
Pinakothek der Moderne
T +49 (0)89 23805-122
presse@pinakothek-der-moderne.de

These images may be used free of charge for editorial reporting on this exhibition, on condition that the credit is clearly and fully indicated.

 

Maarten Baas. Self-portrait, 2015. Photo: Kenton Thatcher

Maarten Baas. Real Time. Sweepers Clock, 2009. Photo: Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas. Real Time. Grandfather clock – Self-portrait (detail), 2015. Photo: Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Maarten Baas. Real Time. Veneer with bell (detail), 2014. Photo: Maarten Baas

Exhibition view „Maarten Baas – New Times“ with Clay objects, 2021. Photo: Hannes Rohrer

 

 

Exhibition view „Maarten Baas – New Times“, 2021. Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Real Time I Analog Digital Clock (Maarten Baas, 2009). Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Real Time I  Confetti Clock (Maarten Baas, 2020). Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Real Time I Grandfather Clock Corten (detail), (Maarten Baas, 2013). Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Real Time I Grandfather Clock Self Portrait (Maarten Baas, 2015). Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Exhibition view „Maarten Baas – New Times“, 2021. Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Exhibition view „Maarten Baas – New Times“, 2021. Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Real Time I Paddington Clock (detail), (Maarten Baas, 2021). Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Real Time I Sweepers Clock, (Maarten Baas, 2009). Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Real Time I  Stamp Clock (Maarten Baas, 2016). Photo: Maarten Baas

Real Time I Paddington Clock, (Maarten Baas, 2021). Photo: Hannes Rohrer

Real Time I Paddington Clock, (Maarten Baas, 2021). Photo: Maarten Baas

Real Time I Paddington Clock, (Maarten Baas, 2021). Photo: Maarten Baas