Visitors view the Crossing Parallels: German Design 1945-1990 exhibition in Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 21, 2023. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)
BEIJING, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) — The “Crossing Parallels: German Design 1945-1990” exhibition opened at the Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing on Tuesday.
The exhibition showcases over 300 design works by renowned German designers and design schools, covering categories such as industrial design, furniture design, textiles and jewelry design, according to Du Pengfei, executive director of the Tsinghua University Art Museum.
The exhibition was jointly organized by the Tsinghua University Art Museum, and Germany’s Vitra Design Museum and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections).
Through design examples of different functions, the exhibition reflects the closely intertwined landscape of design and historical and social factors, among others, Du said.
“We want to present the development path of German modern design to the audience, so that people can have a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of German design,” Du said. “We also hope that the exhibition can offer references for design theory, practice and education in China.”
The exhibition provides opportunities and possibilities for Germany-China collaboration in academic research on design culture, said Thomas A. Geisler, director of Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.
The exhibition will run through the middle of April.