The Hardcore exhibition by Core Studio was themed around a counter-digital movement, offering an alternative to the digital aesthetic. The exhibition, located in a vacant car park, was divided into three parts – Monumental, Hyper-Ordinary and Aesthetic of Efficiency.
The Monumental section included works such as Tijs Gilde’s Gravel Table, an object with a blue stone surface that appeared to be made from a floor-like material. For Hyper-Ordinary, an exploration of the value of everyday objects, Lucas Munoz used architectural building supplies to create futuristic chairs. Aesthetic of Efficiency, designed to show the beauty in more rudimental ways of creating an object, included an aluminium pyramid by Wendy Andreu and Bram Vanderbeke.