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Exhibit MAARTEN BAAS – NEW TIMES
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Die Neue Sammlung shows the first exhibit
of Maarten Baas in Germany.
Maarten Baas is a very important designer
of our time.
A designer creates objects for everyday life.
Maarten Baas was born in 1978
in the Netherlands.
He does a lot of different work:
Sometimes his objects are very unusual,
and sometimes they are playful.
With his special work
Maarten Baas has found his place
Since 2009 he has been working
on a series about watches.
The series is called: Real Time.
Maarten Baas interprets design
in many different ways.
For example, he wants to
understand watches in a new way.
In his Real Time Series,
he combines various fields:
Film, technology, art, theater and design.
There are 12 films in the exhibit.
Each film lasts 12 hours,
because it is shown in real time.
The films show, for example:
Someone keeps drawing
the hands of a clock.
Or someone keeps wiping away the past minute
and drawing the next minute.
Or someone keeps sweeping forward
the hands of a clock with a broom.
This is to show:
The time that has passed does not come back.
In this work Maarten Baas finds new ways,
how to deal with time.
And he tells us stories about time.