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 the museum collection.

Until May 1, 2023 in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam.

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