Lecture by Daniel Widrig
Organised by: Moscow Design Museum, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, HSE Art and Design School
Place: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Private Collections, 14 Volkhonka street, Moscow
In his lecture London based artist and designer Daniel Widrig will provide insight into his practice illustrating technology's impacts on processes of creative production. Looking at a large variety of projects ranging from jewelry, fashion and sculpture to large-scale architectural proposals, DigitalHandmade explores the studio's strategies of employing digital systems as incubators for the creation new formal and spatial concepts. With a particular focus on the aspect of craft in an age of increased information density the lecture will look behind the scenes and show examples of how digital and analogue processes can merge into new, unique concepts of creation.
Daniel Widrig founded his studio in London in 2009. After graduating from the Architectural Association Daniel worked for several years with Zaha Hadid where he was significantly involved in designing some of Hadid's most iconic buildings and products.
Daniel Widrig's studio now works in a broad range of fields including sculpture, fashion, furniture design and architecture. Embracing digital systems since its early days, the studio holds a unique position in the field and is widely considered to be in the vanguard of digital art and design.
Daniel has received international critical acclaim and has been published and exhibited internationally. He received a number of prestigious awards including the Swiss Arts Award, Feidad Merit Award and the Rome Prize. In 2009 Daniel was named Maya Master, a title awarded by the digital design community and software industry recognizing people reshaping and redefining the boundaries of technology and art.
Prior to founding his studio Daniel was Artist in Residence at the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome. In 2011 his 3D printed dresses, developed in collaboration with Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen were named one of 50 Best Innovations of the year by Time Magazine.
Amongst others his work has been shown at Art Basel, Paris Fashion Week, Gropius Bau Berlin and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.