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Intersections #4. CID & Friends

Intersections #4. CID & Friends

Intersections is a biennale in contemporary design. This fourth edition is the fruit of a collaboration with the Centre d’Innovation et de Design (CID) of the Grand Hornu. This former coal mining complex in Hornu near Mons, was built between 1810 - 1830 and today houses exciting temporary exhibitions. By showcasing a selection of its acquisitions from the last five years, CID will be sharing its approach, its challenges and its prized pieces. How does a designer collection take the culture, economy and technology of its time into account? Based on what do they assemble, stock and reveal the collection? Whether it is a private collector or a cultural institution, these questions are crucial for every important and coherent collection. The CID- ‘Centre d’Innovation et de design’ from the Grand Hornu keeps on acquiring design pieces since its foundation in 1984. Nowadays, this collection pursues three goals: defining the originality linked to the program of the Center, transfer a certain world vision and supporting the production of experimental and unpublished works. Through a selection of the purchased works during the last 5 years, the CID will share its methods, its challenges and its favorites. Including works from Aldo Bakker, David Dubois, Cheick Diallo, Sofie Lachaert, Office k g d v s, Jolan van der Wiel,…