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Category Archives: Exhibit design

Wide White Space
The Book

Wide White Space (The Way Beyond Art) was an exhibition held in 2011 at the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco – aimed at investigating ‘graphic design’s evolving relationship with the practice of exhibition making as it intersects with the visual arts and the work of both artists and curators’ –, a series of lectures, […]

Shots and Quotes from the Conference
Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating

Some shots and quotes from the conference Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating that we organized on June 26. A publication including the talks and extracts from the discussion will follow in Autumn-Winter 2012. «People who disagree with the exhibition of graphic design give the argument, among others, that graphic design is about context, and the exhibition […]

Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating
Conference, June 26, 2012

Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating International conference Faculty of Design and Art Free University of Bozen-Bolzano June 26 / 10:00-18:00 On June 26, 2012, the international conference Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating will take place at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. The conference aims at addressing the multifarious relationships that […]

Rick Poynor: We need more galleries

On the rare occasions that an exhibition of graphic design appears, it’s a safe bet that one complaint will always be heard. Graphic design, someone will say, just doesn’t work in a gallery. It isn’t art and it can’t possibly be properly understood out of context. It only has meaning out in the world in […]

Richard Hollis

Richard Hollis traveling exhibition, first held at the Libby Sellars Gallery, London, March 23 – April 28, 2012 (later held at: Centre Pompidou, Paris [February 2013]; ECAL, Lausanne [April 2013]; and Artists Space, New York [September 2013]) Curator: Emily King Statement: «As part of the team that turned John Berger’s epochal BBC TV series Ways […]

Exhibition Prosthetics

In analyzing the points of view of some graphic designers and curators about design exhibition, as they appeared in “Graphic” magazine (n. 11, 2009), we noticed their tendency to regard curatorship and exhibition making, on the one hand, and editorial design and editing, on the other, as practices that can be alternative and complementary, as […]

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 […]

Zak Kyes Working With…

Zak Kyes Working With… Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig Museum for Contemporary Art, Leipzig, December 10, 2011 – March 18, 2012 Architectural Association, London, April 28 – May 26, 2012 Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, June 14 – September 23, 2012 Statement: «Zak Kyes is the recipient of the 2010 […]

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. […]


Archizines traveling exhibition, first held at the Architectural Association, London, November 5 – December 14 2011 (see schedule online) Curator: Elias Redstone Statement: «ARCHIZINES celebrates the resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing around the world. The touring exhibition, curated by Elias Redstone and initiated in collaboration with the Architectural Association, features architecture magazines, fanzines […]