November 29, 2021–August 7, 2022
The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue
Riffing off The Wolfsonian's focus on design history, contemporary production, and art from around the world, Dutch designer and artist Bas van Beek opens a new chapter in our close relationship with the Netherlands. This colorful, provocative exhibition presents both recent career highlights and new work by Rotterdam-based Van Beek, who draws from archival material to playfully reinterpret form and function in historical design. The show also features Wolfsonian-inspired 3D-printed objects—produced in collaboration with the artist's students from Florida International University and the Royal Academy in The Hague—and offers a peek into Van Beek's previous work with Dutch institutions such as Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Van Abbemuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and Kunstmuseum Den Haag.
Shameless is made possible by Creative Industries Fund NL; Dr. David and Linda Frankel; Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam; the Mondriaan Fund; Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; George Lindemann Jr.; and the Netherland-America Foundation.