VANITY OF OBJECT. TOM VACK DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY
Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich - www.die-neue-sammlung.de
07.11.2014 - 25.01.2015
“Vanity does have its positive aspects as well. Let think about it as concerned about ones’ appearance. Objects themselves are the designer’s envisioning that an object manifests. His inner reflection of form and substance, of beauty and its many natured expressions be it: modest-opulent, minimal-abundant, conforming-iconoclastic, playful-serious, harmonious-dissonant,or something so unique and original, it cannot be categorized.
Bauhaus tradition would have us believe that “form follows function” a catchy phrase but a difficult compliance to objectively measure. The eighties brought to a zenith an abandonment of this maxim and established a new order of originality with new answers about what is the appearance of a chair or teapot!
This was the context of my entrance into design photography. I tried, as a messenger of some of the central figures of this revolution, to develop a photographic complement to their characters. I still do it.”
Tom Vack, 2014
Concept: Tom Vack
Exhibit designer: Ester Pirotta
Lighting consultant: Hagen Sczech
Supported by PIN: Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. and Magis