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Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating (proceedings)
now available

The proceedings of the conference Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating held on June 26, 2012, are now available for purchase from BU Press catalogue.

The Designer as…
Interview with Steven McCarthy

The Designer as… interview with Steven McCarthy by Maddalena Dalla Mura October 13, 2013, via skype, St. Paul (Minnesota) – Udine (Italy) Your book The Designer as Author, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur, Curator, and Collaborator: New Models for Communicating was released this year (BIS Publisher). As the title suggests, it deals with different facets of the […]

GEC proceedings now in print

(spreads of the GEC proceedings printed by B-R-U-N-O) The proceedings of the conference Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating we organized in June 2012 are now in print. Bringing together a number of graphic designers, curators and critics engaged in exhibition-making and curating, the conference aimed at discussing the increasing engagement of graphic designers with exhibition and […]

Memory Palace

Memory Palace Victoria and Albert Museum, London June 18 – October 20 2013 Curators: Laurie Britton Newell & Ligaya Salazar (read their notes on the project here) Statement: «Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace brings together a new work of fiction by the author Hari Kunzru with 20 original commissions from leading graphic designers, illustrators and […]

The Carpetalogue / MM (Paris)

The Carpetalogue / MM (Paris) Libby Sellers Gallery, London October 10 – December 15, 2012 Statement: «Gallery Libby Sellers presents a series of elaborately detailed and intricately woven carpet designs by the French art and design duo M/M (Paris). Commissioned in celebration of both their twentieth anniversary and the publication of a definitive monograph of […]

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, […]

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011

Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2011 (awarded in January 2012) first held at Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich, July 5-8, 2012 and later traveling to other venues (see schedule) Statement: «The competition ‘The Most Beautiful Swiss Books’ on an annual basis. It thereby recognizes excellence in the field of book design and production, as well drawing attention to […]

TDM5, Grafica Italiana catalogue

A paper on the topic of Italian graphic design and exhibition is published in the accompanying catalogue of the 5th edition of the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, devoted to the history of Italian graphic design. The exhibition/museum is curated by Giorgio Camuffo, Mario Piazza and Carlo Vinti. Ref.: Maddalena Dalla Mura, “Mostrare, esporsi, comunicare […]

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 […]

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 […]