PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.


Perception of Time and Contemporary Design
Golden, larger-than-life everyday objects placed on a pedestal like icons of consumption, surrounding by auras, a human skeleton covered in leather that is playing electric guitar, crockery with signs of use that is used to decorate surfaces: in an enigmatic and also critical way Now. Perception of Time and Contemporary Design examines a theme that is always present – albeit latently – in our daily lives, and furthermore calls inherited images and themes from our times into question. Contemporary design appears here as a glittering medium that functions in a range of different contexts: In the postmodern culture of consumption, as well as art, seduction and visions of the self.

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ISBN 978-3-86678-592-2

12,00 x 19,40 cm

200 Pages

115 colored and 7 b/w illustrations

Broschur, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

MARTa Herford gGmbH
Friederike Fast, Rainer Funke, Jörg Hundertpfund, Michael Kröger, Tido von Oppeln, Wolfang Pauser and Wolfgang Ullrich
graphic design
Oliver Otto
Exhibition „JETZT. Zeitempfinden und Gegenwartsdesign“, 10 September to 6 November 2011, MARTa Herford