In The Eye of the Beholder

…or you could say it’s in the San Jose Museum of Art, where Cooper Hewitt’s traveling Design Triennial show will be on display through February. The theme this year is “beauty,” and that’s a broad rubric, ranging from a dustpan and brush to the poster for the second season of HBO’s True Detective to a truly disturbing piece of tusk-like “wearable sculpture.”

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial show

Elastic TV, directed by Patrick Clair for HBO; Still from title sequence, True Detective, Season 2, 2015. Copyright: Elastic

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial show

Photo by Nat Turnbull and Elise Wilken © Daniel Emma

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial show

TheUnseen: Lauren Bowker; Jacket, from the AIR collection, 2014; Leather, wind-reactive ink. Photo by Jonny Lee Photography; copyright: TheUnseen

 

Featured Image: Sou Fujimoto Architects: Sou Fujimoto; Rendering, Souk Mirage / Particles of Light commercial building complex, concept master plan, 2013. © Sou Fujimoto Architects

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