Presentation of the work "Train of Thought" by artist Marijke Appelman and a evening of card games in collaboration with Karin Arink & Solange Frankort. Running from 18 January 2018 - 9 April 2018 Gemaal op Zuid, Pretorialaan 141, Rotterdam
"What I want is to design wearable products or pieces of art that are not linked to a particular collection for a particular season of a particular year. I design, make and sell them as long as you want me to. No surpluses, no unfair labor – only joy." Sophie Holterman now is also part of the Playground. The impeccable designed and comfortable Circle Sweater in Yves blue is worn on the image by Sophie. Order online or try on in Amsterdam
‘It looks like I’m hiding’ is an exhibition where seekers count and hiders hide. Get inside the mind of those who hide and those who seek. Artist PhED FLIP will magnify the masking force of the missing person and the battle of the seeker. Step into an experience where institutional procedures, mainstream trends and dominant architecture, forces actors to impose social constraints on their daily life. Running from 18 November 2018 - 4 April 2018 Gemaal op Zuid, Pretorialaan 141, Rotterdam
In the fifth edition of Baron, Harley Weir takes us on a visual essay exploring the female body through biological conditions such as reproduction, birth and questions on how these are mediated in a patriarchal, capitalist society. The title of the book, Function begs the question what do our bodies do. Each part holds several, often conflicting, functions. The female nipple, for example, is both an erogenous zone, a feeding station, and as such causes both desire and disgust. Edition of 1000 - buy at the Playground
Be it eye-catching lights made from bamboo or hand woven sisal pillows, the designers of Ay illuminate always work with what they find in nature and cultures around the world. In close cooperation with artisans in Asia and Africa they explore the natural materials and traditional skills at hand. This results in contemporary, organically shaped designs, created by local techniques in natural materials. Ay illuminate's objects celebrate the unique beauty of traditional handicrafts around the globe.