Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Exhibitions, News

We would like to invite you to the opening of Broken White on Saturday 8 October at 16.00Broken White is the joint exhibition of Design Academy Eindhoven and the Van Abbemuseum, developed for Dutch Design Week 2016 (22 – 30 October).

The programme

– 16.00: Word of welcome by Charles Esche, director Van Abbemuseum and opening speech by Thomas Widdershoven, director Design Academy Eindhoven.
– 17.00: Tours by the curators of the show.
– 18.00: Museum closed.
For free entrance to the opening, please register online.

Broken White
Broken White is all about colours and the meaning and feeling they invoke. The entire spectrum is covered; from light, reflective objects to objects in dark, absorbent colours. Thanks to new technologies and materials the appearance of colours changes and so does their meaning. Broken White shows how designers and artists deal with this and how the latter help shape that meaning. The concept of the exhibition is based on the colour theories developed by Mathieu Meijers, artist and tutor at Design Academy Eindhoven.

Dutch Design Week
On Saturday 22 October, the first day of the Dutch Design Week (DDW), there will be a DDW kick-off moment for all DDW projects in the Van Abbemuseum at 16.00. More information will follow later.

After Dutch Design Week Broken White can be visited until 6 November 2016.

Curators Broken White
Mathieu Meijers, Jurgen Bey, Bas van Tol and Thomas Widdershoven.


Anna Badur (i.c.w. Beno Ogrin), Douwe Jan Bakker, Thomas Bakker, Walter van Beirendonck, Edith van Berkel, Lynne Brouwer, Daniel de Bruin, Andrea Büttner, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Brigitte Dalmaijer, Edith Dekyndt, Dries Depoorter, Jan van den Dobbelsteen, Léa Donnan, Alice Dunseath, ENVISIONS (Bastiaan de Nennie, Simone Post, Sanne Schuurman, David van der Stel and Iwan Pol), Katharina Fritsch, William Graatsma & Jan Slothouber, Konstantin Grcic, Theo Hoppenbrouwers, Charlotte Jonckheer, Hella Jongerius, Anish Kapoor, Annette Kelm, Job Koelewijn, Dirk Vander Kooij, George Korsmit, Tanya Long, Mathieu Meijers, Jonathan Muecke, OS ∆ OOS, Pantone, Dominic Plüer & Olivier Smitt, Pierluigi Pompei (i.c.w. Arnold Maninissen), Vera de Pont, Benno Premsela, Bas Princen, Jakob Schlaepfer, Scholten & Baijings, Maddalena Selvini, Wieki Somers, Studio Makkink & Bey, Bas van Tol & Han Speckens, Wolfgang Tillmans, Patricia Urquiola.
Gallery 8 shows the installation Aristotle’s  Room, developed by Willeke Jongejan (AkzoNobel – Flexa and Sikkens), Marijke Griffioen (Forbo Flooring Systems), Christiane Müller (Vescom) and José Maase (Royal Mosa).