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Artist Christie van der Haak transforms The Wolfsonian's iconic facade and lobby with her boldly patterned installation, MORE IS MORE.
Artist Christie van der Haak transforms The Wolfsonian's iconic facade and lobby with her boldly patterned installation, MORE IS MORE.
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Rendering of Christie van der Haak’s installation MORE IS MORE on The Wolfsonian's facade, 2016.
Rendering of Christie van der Haak’s installation MORE IS MORE on The Wolfsonian's facade, 2016.

With contemporary artist Christie van der Haak, The Wolf is dreaming big this fall! Christie will develop unique textile and batik-inspired patterns to transform the museum’s façade and lobby, and her vibrant vision will be extended with nightly projections of additional geometric designs in vivid color. On view for almost seven months, MORE IS MORE is a bold, contemporary response to our next major exhibition, Modern Dutch Design, and will be the largest public artwork on view during Art Basel Miami Beach/Miami Art Week 2016. 

Join us in making this dream a reality—and in return, we’ll send you some amazing, specially-designed rewards and unique experiences that will bring you closer to the art. When you show your support, you not only get to help us realize this dynamic public project, but you’ll also be able to take home Christie's bold designs in the form of postcards, scarves, tote bags, and more.

The bigger the success of our campaign, the greater the visual splash MORE IS MORE will make on Miami Beach, a city all about color since the heyday of neon!

This campaign is endorsed by an independent jury selected by Art Basel. Check out their curated page to learn about other great cultural projects.

Rendering of Christie van der Haak’s installation MORE IS MORE in The Wolfsonian's lobby, 2016
Rendering of Christie van der Haak’s installation MORE IS MORE in The Wolfsonian's lobby, 2016

About The Wolfsonian–FIU

Clockwise left to right: Stefan Sagmeister, "Everybody Always Thinks They Are Right" (2007); Francesco Vezzoli, "Democrazy" (2008); Todd Oldham/Wayne White, "Beauty is Embarrassing" (2009); and Michelle Weinberg, "Intricate Pattern Overlay" (2014).
Clockwise left to right: Stefan Sagmeister, "Everybody Always Thinks They Are Right" (2007); Francesco Vezzoli, "Democrazy" (2008); Todd Oldham/Wayne White, "Beauty is Embarrassing" (2009); and Michelle Weinberg, "Intricate Pattern Overlay" (2014).

The Wolf is more than just the leading authority on the modern age—we start conversations between makers of the past and makers today. In our more than two decades on Miami Beach, we’ve collaborated with contemporary artists and designers renowned internationally for their forward-thinking projects: Stefan Sagmeister, Francesco Vezzoli, Lawrence Weiner, Todd Oldham and Wayne White, Michelle Weinberg, and more. Whether they dress up our building’s façade, take over our iconic Bridge Tender House, or transform our lobby, these creative minds have been a huge part of the Wolfsonian community, and their imaginative projects have been a key element of our mission since day one.

About Christie van der Haak

“All my work…represents a part of an infinite universe.” – Christie van der Haak

Batik- and tapestry-inspired designs by Christie van der Haak, 2016, Courtesy of the artist.
Batik- and tapestry-inspired designs by Christie van der Haak, 2016, Courtesy of the artist.

Based in The Hague and winner of the prestigious Ouborg Prize, Christie van der Haak (b. 1950) began her career as a painter and established her name as a designer of intricate, heavily structured immersive environments. Her installation at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag inspired The Wolf to invite her to create a monumental art project on Miami Beach. When placed in dialogue with the historic Dutch works on view in Modern Dutch Design, Christie’s patterns—influenced by tapestries and the Javanese batik technique—become a testament to the rich legacy of Dutch design ingenuity, a symbol of where the Netherlands has come from and where it’s going.

Christie van der Haak's installation "Sproken / Fairy Tales" for the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Photo by Abby Meier.
Christie van der Haak's installation "Sproken / Fairy Tales" for the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Photo by Abby Meier.

Christie hand-draws and -colors each individual pattern before mirroring, digitizing, and magnifying for these larger-than-life installations. In this way, MORE IS MORE combines ancient practices of art-making and handicraft with digital techniques. She insists she has remained a painter—only now her canvas is the computer.

Why Kickstarter

MORE IS MORE will be experienced by thousands during its seven-month run, and visitors of the museum will get to dive deeper into Christie’s practice and Dutch design history through workshops, talks, and guided tours. You can join us in bringing Christie’s vision to life, and your contributions will directly offset the costs of production, printing, and installation.

As rewards, we have postcards, buttons, mugs, tote bags, fabric, scarves—all inspired by Christie’s designs. For you DIY designers out there, we're also offering a 1-yard piece of fabric designed by the artist (available in glorious Citrus Pink, Cobalt Blue, and Yellow Steel), and the possibilities are endless: a 30x30-inch pillow, pocket squares, smartphone/tablet sleeve, or even a framed piece of art!

Clockwise left to right: $25 reward (collector’s mug and button set); $50 reward (Christie van der Haak fabric); $100 reward (limited-edition tote bag); $200 reward (Christie van der Haak scarf).
Clockwise left to right: $25 reward (collector’s mug and button set); $50 reward (Christie van der Haak fabric); $100 reward (limited-edition tote bag); $200 reward (Christie van der Haak scarf).

 

Risks and challenges

While we have had multiple installations and exhibitions on our facade and in our lobby, MORE IS MORE has been a challenge from the start, given the scale and complexity of the project.

We are confident that the installation will proceed as planned and on schedule, and we have secured all needed city permits and approvals to begin the install in early November.

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    Christie van der Haak Fabric

    Enjoy one yard of fabric designed by Christie van der Haak exclusively for S. Harris Company.

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    MORE Limited-Edition Tote and Fabric Set

    Enjoy a limited-edition tote bag designed exclusively for the MORE IS MORE installation.

    You'll also receive one yard of fabric, a set of postcards, collector's mug, and set of three pins, as well as our sincere thanks and exclusive updates on the project.

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    You'll also receive one yard of fabric, a set of postcards, collector's mug, and set of three pins, as well as our sincere thanks and exclusive updates on the project.

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    Christie van der Haak Scarf

    Enjoy a Christie van der Haak scarf designed exclusively for VèVèlle plus a one year Wolfsonian membership.

    You'll also receive one yard of fabric designed by Christie van der Haak exclusively for S. Harris Company, a limited-edition tote bag, a set of postcards, collector's mug, and set of three pins, as well as our sincere thanks and exclusive updates on the project.

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    Enjoy a Christie van der Haak scarf designed exclusively for VèVèlle plus a one year Wolfsonian membership.

    You'll also receive one yard of fabric designed by Christie van der Haak exclusively for S. Harris Company, a limited-edition tote bag, a set of postcards, collector's mug, and set of three pins, as well as our sincere thanks and exclusive updates on the project.

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    Private Viewing and Tour

    Enjoy a private viewing of MORE IS MORE / Modern Dutch Design and conversation with Wolfsonian curator Silvia Barisione.*

    You'll also receive a Christie van der Haak scarf designed for VèVèlle, a one-year Wolfsonian membership, one yard of fabric designed by Christie van der Haak for S. Harris Company, a limited-edition tote bag, a set of postcards, collector's mug, and set of three pins, as well as our sincere thanks and exclusive updates on the project.

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    Viewing and Tour - LOCAL PICKUP ONLY

    Enjoy a private viewing of MORE IS MORE / Modern Dutch Design and conversation with Wolfsonian curator Silvia Barisione.*

    You'll also receive a Christie van der Haak scarf designed for VèVèlle, a one-year Wolfsonian membership, one yard of fabric designed by Christie van der Haak for S. Harris Company, a limited-edition tote bag, a set of postcards, collector's mug, and set of three pins, as well as our sincere thanks and exclusive updates on the project.

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    MORE IS (MUCH) MORE

    Enjoy two tickets to an exclusive tour and dinner at a private residence in Coral Gables' South African Dutch Village (Jan/Feb 2017) and a Director's Circle membership for two to The Wolfsonian.*

    You'll also receive a private viewing and conversation with Wolfsonian curator Silvia Barisione, a Christie van der Haak scarf designed for VèVèlle, one yard of fabric designed by Christie van der Haak for S. Harris Company, a limited-edition tote bag, a set of postcards, collector's mug, and set of three pins, as well as our sincere thanks and exclusive updates on the project.

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    MORE IS (MUCH) MORE - LOCAL PICKUP ONLY

    Enjoy two tickets to an exclusive tour and dinner at a private residence in Coral Gables' South African Dutch Village (Jan/Feb 2017) and a Director's Circle membership for two to The Wolfsonian.*

    You'll also receive a private viewing and conversation with Wolfsonian curator Silvia Barisione, a Christie van der Haak scarf designed for VèVèlle, one yard of fabric designed by Christie van der Haak for S. Harris Company, a limited-edition tote bag, a set of postcards, collector's mug, and set of three pins, as well as our sincere thanks and exclusive updates on the project.

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