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Zak Kyes Working With
GFZK, Leipzig

Zak Kyes Working With
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Lepzig, DE [INFORM Award for Conceptual Design]

December 10, 2011 – March 30, 2012

Curator: Barbara Steiner

Statement: «Zak Kyes is the recipient of the 2010 INFORM Award, the annual accolade presented to graphic designers who develop a practice within the context of applied and contemporary art. The Award consists of a prize of 5,000 euro, made possible by the generous support of Arend Oetker, as well as a one-person exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig. Previous recipients include Laurent Benner (2007, London), Julia Born (2008, Amsterdam) and Rebecca Stephany (2009, Amsterdam).
This year the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig presents the first solo exhibition in Germany by the Swiss-American graphic designer Zak Kyes. In collaboration with the curator, Barbara Steiner, the exhibition brings together a range of works by Kyes, as well as new ones by a host of collaborators that includes architects, artists, writers, curators, editors and graphic designers, presenting contemporary graphic design as a practice that mediates, and is mediated by, its allied disciplines. A related catalogue will be published by Sternberg Press in early 2012.
This project has been realised with the support and collaboration of the Architectural Association, London. Further support provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.»

Zak Kyes Working With include the collaboration of: Can Altay, Charles Arsène-Henry, Shumon Basar, Richard Birkett, Andrew Blauvelt, Edward Bottoms, Wayne Daly, Jesko Fezer, Joseph Grigely, Nikolaus Hirsch, Maria Lind, Markus Miessen, Michel Müller, Radim Peško, Barbara Steiner.
Assisted by Airi Triisberg.

Publication forthcoming by Sternberg Press.

Travelling exhibition

Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig Museum for Contemporary Art Leipzig
10 December 2011–18 March 2012

Architectural Association, London
28 April–26 May 2012

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago
14 June–23 September 2012