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Fear and Love

The Design Museum is hosting an exhibition engaging with experiences of modernity, from dating apps and sex to sentient robots.

The Design Museum’s fresh exhibit, ‘Fear and Love’ opens today. Love and fear, fear and love: irrevocably linked, the great composers of our universe, our two great emotions form a rousing title. Worlds apart, but interlinked, these two feelings bury themselves deep into ourselves and into our art. The arresting exhibit features 11 installations by some of the world’s most thought provoking architects and designers, including OMA, Hussein Chalayan, Kenya Hara and Neri Oxman (to name a very talented few) capturing the essence of these two emotions that make us so human.

The collection uses design as a lens through which we can interpret the state of our world, giving visual voice to some of the issues that seem to define our moment in time – think sexuality, robotics, and the slow fashion movement to get a taste of what’s in store. The artist’s work will focus on connecting these issues to commerce and culture, but also exploring their eternal nature in the way they inspire both love and fear. It questions what it means to be human, in the most aesthetically beautiful way possible.

Fear and Love runs from November 24th – April 23rd at London’s Design Museum

Words
Elly Arden-Joly
Fear and Love

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