The Diary: Exhibitions, shows and events in December

Our pick of events happening this month or coming up

Words by Ellen Pierson

Designers in Residence: Dwelling (main image)
7 – 8 December
Design Museum

Each year, the Design Museum supports emerging designers across disciplines, by providing them time and space to reflect on and develop their practice. The sevenmonth residency culminates in this exhibition exploring social housing, craft, smart home devices and concepts of time.

Architecture Effects
5 December 2018 – 28 April
Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

Image Credit: Nikki S. Lee (1970) / The Punk Project (#6), 1997

Exhibited in the first example of a building made possible by advances in computer-aided design, Architecture Effects looks at the cultural paradigm that ensued as the digital era redefined the industry. This is presented through the guise of other formative cultural shifts: social media, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

5 – 9 December

Bringing together collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world, DesignMiami/ is global marketplace for design. It is also a platform for panels, lectures and collaborations with designers and institutions at the forefront of design, architecture, art and fashion.

Hepworth Prize for Sculpture
Until 20 February
The Hepworth Wakefield

Image Credit: White Cube (Ollie Hammick)

The work of shortlisted artists Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai, Magali Reus and Cerith Wyn Evans are exhibited before the winner of the L30,000 biennial award is announced. The award, established in 2016, seeks to recognise a British or UK-based artist who has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture.

Mantegna and Bellini
Until 27 January
National Gallery, London

Image Credit: (Left) Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus, Venezia / (Right) Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Photo: Christoph Schmidt

Two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance are celebrated side by side, telling the story of a fierce rivalry, paired with a mutual admiration for each other. Self-made painter and print maker, Mantegna, married into the greatest artistic family in Venice – the Bellinis. What ensued was a close creative dialogue, integral to both their own artistic development, and that of Renaissance art as a whole.

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