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Marcel Wanders Watch

Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum has taken some flack for putting together a major retrospective on the work of interior designer Marcel Wanders, the scarcely contested king of warped, surreal maximalism. Taking issue with assertions that the museum has mistaken commercial success for cultural importance, writer Christian Reinewald argues that "superficiality and spectacularity are genuine qualities, whether we like it or not." [Dezeen; previously]