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Design Installation Focuses on Objects that Relate to the Passing of Time

NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art presents “Action! Design over Time”, a new installation of the contemporary section of The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries, beginning yesterday. Organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Patricia Juncosa-Vecchierini and Kate Carmody, Curatorial Assistants, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, the installation brings together some 85 examples from the collection that reveal the dynamic and evolving nature of objects, providing a deeper understanding of contemporary design. Objects are not still, and yet design is often appreciated in terms of its static presence—both aesthetic and functional—in any given instant, without much consideration of the process of its making, trajectory in time, life cycle, or relationship with people. Some of the objects in the