The frontiers between the traditional disciplines of design are blurring. This interdisciplinary space, at times vague, at times unclassifiable, engendering all sorts of exchanges, blends, transactions, frictions and superimpositions, sketches a map of the territory with new points of convergence and new crossings of information and action, and suggests heretofore unexplored paths of investigation.The exhibition CreuatsCruzados-Crossed: New Territories of Avant-garde Design seeks to identify this new cartography of design and, in doing so, fixes its gaze on the Òplaying fieldÓ (processes, movements, strategies, devices) as well as the results (objects) and their protagonists (authors).
The exhibition selects thirty-eight pieces of diverse conception, format and creators. All of them represent, in this context, the points of convergence, but also the points of departure in this territory that we seek to define. The pieces defy any sort of disciplinary label or classification. And it is not their authors' intention to forge any consciousness of movement or group, despite the existence of lines of work probing common territories using similar strategies. In many cases, the pieces have the capacity to generate their own universe beyond the simple crossing of disciplines.
This exhibition is meant to be an introduction to this new non-parcelled, mestizo, frontier, mutant territory that not only suggests new hybrid forms of work, but also recasts disciplinary orthodoxy by incorporating new creative parameters and new attitudes towards investigation, and which, therefore, generates new objects, new spaces, new images: in sum new stimuli for our collective imagination.