Il V&A sbar­ca a Shen­z­hen / The V&A Lands in Shen­z­hen

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Tra le mo­stre inau­gu­ra­li del gi­gan­te­sco De­si­gn So­cie­ty – il nuo­vo polo cul­tu­ra­le di ol­tre 70mi­la mq ap­pe­na na­to a Shen­z­hen da una part­ner­ship tra il Chi­na Mer­chan­ts She­kou Hol­dings e il Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum – non po­te­va man­ca­re un per­cor­so espo­si­ti­vo trat­to dal­la col­le­zio­ne per­ma­nen­te del no­to mu­seo lon­di­ne­se: la mostra Va­lues of De­si­gn (aper­ta fi­no al 4 ago­sto nel­la V&A Gal­le­ry), pro­get­ta­ta dal­lo stu­dio Sam Ja­cob, è il ri­sul­ta­to di tre an­ni di ri­cer­che ap­pro­fon­di­te e di dia­lo­go in­ter­cul­tu­ra­le con i pro­fes­sio­ni­sti e gli stu­dio­si ci­ne­si del de­si­gn. L’idea è esplo­ra­re la re­la­zio­ne che in­ter­cor­re tra il con­cet­to di va­lo­re e quel­lo di de­si­gn at­tra­ver­so un’espo­si­zio­ne di ol­tre 250 og­get­ti trat­ti dal­la va­sta col­le­zio­ne per­ma­nen­te del V&A e pro­ve­nien­ti da 31 Pae­si di­ver­si. Set­te i te­mi-gui­da: per­for­man­ce, co­sti, pro­blem sol­ving, ma­te­ria­li, iden­ti­tà, co­mu­ni­ca­zio­ne e me­ra­vi­glia. (IG)

Among the inau­gu­ral ex­hi­bi­tions of the De­si­gn So­cie­ty – the new 70,000-sqm cul­tu­ral cen­tre re­cen­tly born in Shen­z­hen out of a part­ner­ship bet­ween Chi­na Mer­chan­ts She­kou Hol­dings and the Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum – the­re is an ex­hi­bi­tion dra­wn from the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of the fa­mous Lon­don mu­seum. Va­lues of De­si­gn (open th­rou­gh 4 Au­gu­st in­si­de the V&A Gal­le­ry), de­si­gned by Sam Ja­cob Stu­dio, is the re­sult of th­ree years of re­sear­ch and in­ter­cul­tu­ral dia­lo­gue wi­th Chi­ne­se de­si­gn pro­fes­sio­nals and scho­lars. The idea is to ex­plo­re the re­la­tion­ship bet­ween the con­cept of va­lue and that of de­si­gn, th­rou­gh 250 ob­jec­ts dra­wn from the va­st per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of the V&A and ori­gi­na­ting from 31 dif­fe­rent coun­tries. Se­ven the­mes gui­de the se­lec­tion: per­for­man­ce, co­st, pro­blem sol­ving, ma­te­rials, iden­ti­ty, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and won­der.

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