New Old: Designing for Our Future Selves, installation view, photo by Jason Mandella Photography.
The goals of Pratt Manhattan Gallery are to present significant innovative and intellectually challenging work in the fields of art, architecture, fashion, and design from around the world and to provide a range of educational initiatives to help viewers relate contemporary art to their lives in a meaningful way.
144 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
The gallery remains temporarily closed to the public until further notice in accordance with Pratt Institute's policies to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New York. Pratt students, faculty, and staff with campus access approval, can schedule an appointment to view "Wish We Were Here" at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is free.
Wish We Were Here
The Department of Digital Arts presents recent projects by M.F.A. graduates.
On View: March 9 - April 7, 2021
Including Jack DiLaura, Suzi Hyun, Sumin Lee, Zoe Li, Tong Lin, Noth (Qinyuan) Liu, MK Luff, Ofer Shouval, Mohit Shukla, and Jake Wright.
Jake Wright, Identity Mask, 2020. Interactive Sculpture/Wearable
Zoe Li, Comb Machine: The Regulation of Hair, 2020, mixed media;
“Wish We Were Here is a group exhibition by recent Digital Arts MFA alumni separated by the pandemic. This exhibition creates experiences that provide audiences agency to explore critical issues in this unique moment in time.
The artwork in this exhibition demonstrates a nuanced understanding by these artists of interactive installations and objects, digital images, video, animation, and digital mixed media.
We are proud of the accomplishments of this group and of all our Digital Arts alumni whose work can be found featured in important publications, collections, galleries, museums, and new media institutions.”
-Peter Patchen, Chair
Digital Arts and Animation
While we remain closed to the public, many of the works can be seen from the street! A free exhibition brochure will be published this spring and posted on this website.
NEW OLD: Designing for our Future Selves
February 7–May 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 6–8 PM
In Conversation: Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design
Royal College of Art with Pattie Moore, designer, and author of "Disguised a True Story"
Friday, February 7, 5–7 PM
Room 213 adjacent to the gallery
To download the free Pratt Manhattan Gallery exhibition brochure, click here.
NEW OLD examines how innovation and design can reimagine how we live the later stages of our lives. Set against a backdrop of radical demographic change, the exhibition looks at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society? From robotic clothing to driverless cars, this exhibition rethinks design approaches to ageing.
Curated by Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, the exhibition presents creative, provocative, and engaging concept designs across six themes: Ageing, Identity, Home, Community, Working, and Mobility.
Alongside infographics, videos and existing physical exhibits, each section features a special design commission by a leading designer or design team. New projects by Yves Béhar /Fuseproject and Superflex, Konstantin Grcic, Future Facility, Special Projects, IDEO and PriestmanGoode create solutions for demographic change and address the challenges of ageing.
This installment is updated with work by five faculty members from Pratt’s School of Design, including, Andrea Katz, Karol Murlak, Mitchell Reece, Alex Schweder, and Keena Suh, along with additional US-based projects.
A touring exhibition from the Design Museum, London, in partnership with the Helen Hamlyn Trust. Sponsored by AXA PPP Healthcare with additional support from Versus Arthritis. NEW OLD is sponsored by The Achelis & Bodman Foundation at Pratt Manhattan Gallery.
Aura Power Suit by Yves Béhar, Fuseprojects and Superflex, courtesy The Design Museum, London.
Scooter for Life by PriestmanGoode. Photo by Adam Woodward, courtesy The Design Museum, London.