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Category Archives: Europe

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 […]

Graphisme… Architecture
MAV – NDPC, Lille

Graphisme… architecture Maison de l’Architecture et de la Ville du Nord-Pas de Calais, Lille, FR October 19 – December 23, 2010 Curators: Étienne Hervy and Vanina Pinter Statement: «La MAV propose une exposition qui met de nouveau en relation l’architecture et les arts appliqués. L’image et l’illustration font aujourd’hui partie intégrante de nos bâtiments : […]

Rebecca Stephany
GfZK, Leipzig

Rebecca Stephany Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Lepzig, DE [INFORM Award for Conceptual Design] October 9 – November 14, 2010 Curator: Barbara Steiner Statement: «INFORM has been awarded on an annual basis since 2007 and is at the crossroads of graphic design and art. The award, which comes with 5,000 euros, was set up by Arend […]

UnCOVERing Women

Uncovering Women Graphic Design Museum Breda, NL September 25, 2010 – May 29, 2011 Curator: Margriet van der Linden Statement: «In the 19th century wealthy women browsed through women’s magazines mainly out of boredom. In the 20th century, women became more aware of their role within the family and at work. Where women’s magazines were […]

The Situation Room
P/////AKT, Amsterdam

The Situation Room P/////AKT platform voor beeldende kunst, Amsterdam, NL April 8-24, 2010 Statement: «The Situation Room [is] an exhibition of works by graphic designers Hilde and Janna Meeus, Our Polite Society, Karl Nawroth, Young Na Kim and Nina Støttrup Larsen. […] The Situation Room is a 150 square meter temporary set up and documentation […]

Our Polite Society
MZIN Bookshop & Gallery, Leipzig

Our Polite Society MZIN Bookshop & Gallery, Leipzig, DE October 24 – November 29, 2009

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 […]

Stadtstaat. A Scenario for Merging Cities

Stadtstaat. A Scenario for Merging Cities a project by Metahaven Episode 1: Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, July 17 – September 12, 2009 Episode 2: Casco, Utrecht, September 26 – November 15 2009 Statement: «Stadtstaat explores the interlocked, equivocal relations between contemporary models of governance and their visual identity, by taking an imaginary city-state as a case study. […]

Credit on Color

Credit on Color Graphic Design Museum Breda, NL Summer 2009 Statement: «… [T]he Graphic Design Museum is presenting thousands of credit cards, free cards, discount cards, gift cards and credit card look-alikes on one wall, arranged by colour. A rainbow of cards. Everywhere Credit cards and personal debit cards were invented by banks. Nowadays, it […]

Dutch Design Database on show

Dutch Design Database Graphic Design Museum Breda, NL June 2009 – January 2010 «Around 1950, there were just over 100 graphic designers in the Netherlands. Sixty years later, there are more than 5000 people active in the graphic design sector. The exhibition Dutch Design Database shows how the profession has developed from a few individuals […]