Faraway, So Close
25th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana
Published by Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) & Motto Books
The editorial office of the Metropolis Magazine put the exhibition of BIO 25: Faraway, So Close, curated by Angela Rui and May Vardjan, amongst one of the 10 best architectural and design exhibitions in the world in 2017. The Bienniale of Design (BIO) was placed alongside the exhibitions of world-renowned institutions such as Barbican Center, Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and MoMA The Museum of Modern Art.
Tiny pavilion, created during the exhibition of the 25th Biennial of Design: Faraway, So Close, now became Gallery Fugluž.
The stove of the world-renowned French designer Matali Crasset, set up along the Rožni Studenec Forest Trail in the immediate vicinity of Kočevje, was created within the group Occupying Woods of the 25th Biennial of Biennial: Faraway, So close, and was handed over to the management and ownership of the Municipality of Kočevje.
You can find out more about the 25th Biennial of Design at the radio station MONOCLE.
First users of the wood stove by designer Matali Crasset in the forrests of Kočevje. The forests of Kočevje and Rožni studenec hide the wood stove The Common Stove by matali crasset created as a part of the episode Occupying Woods. Make some tea or even fresh bread!
On Thursday, 25 May, saw the opening of FARAWAY, SO CLOSE - 25th Biennial of Design (BIO 25) curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan. This edition of BIO presents an exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) and installations on seven locations across Slovenia - at Rožni studenec in Kočevje, in Trbovlje, in Mayor’s cave near Grosuplje, in Kobarid, in Genterovci near Lendava, at Monfort in the municipality of Piran and Ljubljana.
BIO 25 is represented by seven multidisciplinary teams, led by international guest designers in dialogue with seven Slovenian professionals, that were asked to explore precise locations as contemporary ruins, countryside, caves, forest, post-industrial sites, the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea as platforms from which to launch a discussion about our broader contemporary social condition.