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Category Archives: Context

Presentation or re-presentation?
Our Polite Society and Na Kim

One of the issue that exhibiting graphic design poses, especially when displaying already existing work, is that of presentation/re-presentation. Collaborating with Our Polite Society for their exhibition held in 2011 at HBKsaar Gallery, Saarbrücken (DE), the Amsterdam-based photographer and artist Paulien Barbas reflected about this very issue. As he writes from his website, they decided […]

Galerie Anatome: call for support

We visited Galerie Anatome in 2010, in the period when we were preparing the exhibition Graphic Design Worlds, and we already wrote some notes about it in the blog A diary of an exhibition. Then we quoted the “Manifesto” launched in September 2009 by the association Galerie Anatome and expressing its commitment in promoting graphic […]

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. […]

We Have Technology

We Have Technology March 27 – April 17, 2011 CCS Bard Galleries, New York Curator: Laurel Ptak (student, Center For Curatorial Studies at Bard College) in collaboration with Konst & Teknik (Stockholm-based design office) Statement: «A sustained platform for dispersed communication, research, and knowledge production online, invites artist Marysia Lewandowska as its inaugural resident […]

Some Things Better Change
HBKsaar HfBKunst, Saarbrücken

Some Things Better Change HBKsaar Hochschule für Bilende Kunst, Saarbrücken, DE November 6 – December 12, 2010 Statement (by Paulien Barbas, exhibition design): «Some Things Better Change was a solo exhibition by graphic design studio Our Polite Society at HBKsaar Gallery in Saarbrücken, Germany. In collaboration we made a work emphasizing the problem of presenting […]

Take On Me (Take Me On)
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Take On Me (Take Me On). An alternative production factory Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL Dutch Design Week 2009 October 17 – November 8, 2009 Curators: Freek Lomme and Hadas Zemer Statement: «During the Dutch Design Week 2009, from 17 to 25 October, the Van Abbemuseum presents Take on me (take me on), a live-exhibition project […]

Julia Born: Title of the Show
GfZK, Leipzig

Julia Born: Title of the Show Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Lepzig, DE [INFORM Award for Conceptual Design] October 8 – November 29, 2009 Statement: «Together with the designer Laurenz Brunner, Julia Born has devised a large-scale installation for the Museum for Contemporary Art which explores the theme of graphic design as seen in the context […]

DDDG: Extended Caption

DDDG: Extended Caption A collection of items originally shown in the magazine (Dot Dot Dot) Culturgest Porto, Edifício Caixa Geral de Dépósitos April 25 – June 27, 2009 Curator: Stuart Bailey Statement: «This is the seventh occasion of my showing a group of artifacts whose only objective connection is that they have appeared in the […]

Kinross: Modern Typography (1992, 2004, 2009)

Kinross: Modern Typography (1992, 2004, 2009), solo show by Min Choi Gallery Factory, Seoul March 13 – April 5, 2009 Statement: «This is the first solo exhibition of Min Choi, who has been working with Sulki Choi as a graphic design partnership Sulki & Min. For him, this exhibition is an unusual opportunity to look […]

Place It

Place It. Thirteen Story Settings in Bolzano Public Space Lungomare Gallery, Bolzano, IT Manifesta 7 July 18 – October 13, 2008 Curator: Angelika Burtscher Statement: «The exhibition project Place it invite graphic designers to come to Bolzano and reflect on context-related geopolitical and sociocultural issues through four graphic art interventions in the public space. The […]