tentoonstelling Plastic Crush
On now until 7 May 2023

Plastic Crush

From November 5 in Tropenmuseum: Plastic Crush

Fake, junk, trash, cheap, clean, counterfeit, polluting, fantastic, dream, colourful, smooth, transparent, light, mass-produced. What do you think of when you hear the word plastic? The new exhibition Plastic Crush is about our changing relationship with plastic. The old dream that plastic would improve the world turned into fear of a world awash in plastic waste.

The exhibition shows the different ways people around the world live with plastic. Global and local stories, objects from the museum’s collection, contemporary art and plastic icons are all linked to the global systems that introduced and spread the material.

Check this page to learn more about the themes of the exhibition and meet the young designers who were inspired by objects from our museum collection.

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Living with plastic

Ontwerper Jie Chen in het depot van het Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. Foto: Tropenmuseum

Young talents

Kunststof regenjas uit China

Credits Plastic Crush

lory Sinanduku performt SANTE PUBLIC, in plastic spuiten-pak in Kinshasa, Congo. Foto Azgard Itambo.jpg

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