ANTIFOTO – which will take place once a year – was established to show the various aspects of the medium photography. In the first exhibition under the banner ANTIFOTO Stuke and Sieber present ten international photographers. Different approaches are recognisable which also mirror a different understanding of what photography actually is or what it can be.
Is authorship only constituted when the photographer creates something or is it enough to compile randomly found strange picture material? Can professional work be transformed into art? What happens when sculpture and photography form an unconditional relationship ? Who wins and what is finally more important – the sculpture or its supposed image? …
with: Aleksandra Domanovic, Beni Bischof/Lasermagazin, Dean Sameshima, Jason Lazarus, Jeffrey Ladd/Books on Books, Joachim Schmid, Manuela Barczewski, Marei Wenzel/Iris Czak, Taiyo Onorato/Nico Krebs, Wassink/Lundgren
11 june – 18 july 2010
Estonian Academy of Arts
graphic design department
An exhibition featuring works from Estonian Art Academy’s graphic design department.
Books, posters, packages, videos, installations and other forms of graphic design on display.
+ short lectures.
1- 13 June
Kanuti Gildi Saal, Tallinn
Catalogue The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2009 concept and design:
Laurenz Brunner und Tan Wälchli
Pictures of winning books here :
Civic City 2 – Designing in Crisis
Case Study Marseille, North Quarter
A Postgraduate Program with shared focuses: Graphic Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.
If design is to transcend its function as a complaisant tool of urbanisation in the service of private interests, the question arises as to its intent as well as to the potential of critical action beyond economic considerations. What is the role of design in the production of space? Does it wish to be merely an element in the commodified colonisation of social spaces, or could it be a strategic tool that can make an essential contribution to a social city? Or are graphic design and the visual representation of urban issues themselves the key means by which a Civic City may be created on the ideological ruins of existing urban spaces?
In the autumn of 2010, Design2context, the Institute for design research, leads for the second time, the Postgraduate Program Civic City. Civic City operates as a laboratory, where practitioners and theorists from the fields of design, architecture, urban design, visual communication, sociology, anthropology and futurology cooperate in researching, developing, and discussing new perspectives on the design of urban spaces. The transdisciplinary program will be accompanied by ten expert colloquia. In these three day modules, professionals offer a variety of perspectives on the theme. Inputs are communicated, processed and worked on through workshops, projects, lectures, exhibitions and salons de recherche. Civic city is open for all, interested to work on «another urban». Guests include Elisabeth Blum, Christine Breton, Andrea Gleiniger, David Harvey, Peter Neitzke, Stefan Sagmeister, Stealth, Erik Swyngedouw, Sebastien Thiery, and others…
The next generation graphic designers
curated by graphic designer Herman van Bostelen
The exhibition New Order shows the work of a selection of graphic designers who have recently finished their studies Graphic Design at the Utrecht School of the Arts. The works of these designers all have a strong personal nature. In this way the exhibition deals with the question how designers find their balance between artistic freedom and serving a client.
New Order shows the works of: Autobahn, Brigiet van den Berg, Kris Borgerink, CleverFranke, Kim Eggens, Hoax, Simona Kicurovska, Nick Liefhebber, Rosa Mathijssen, Bram Nijssen, TjerkJan Oord, Yuri Veerman, Petra Warrink, Lennart Wolfert, Choi Wong, Leanne Wijnsma, Jurga Zelvyte.
May 29th – July 3rd 2010
Opening: Saturday May 29th, 16.00
Corrosia!, Almere Haven
A NOT B is a book consisting of a series of still lives, inspired by non-verbal IQ tests for children. The images show changing combinations of stereotypical domestic objects. the layout of these tableaux is determined by an underlying logic that the viewer is subconsciously triggered to discern.
Published by Roma Publications; Graphic design by Julia Born
Until May 30
Art Amsterdam, RAI
with John Divola, Natalie Rognsøy, Andreas Banderas, Alexander Palmestål, Mikael Enqvist, Ignace Wouters, Elina Minn, Artie Vierkant, Poster Company, Louie Schumacher, Brenna Murphy, Lisa Öberg , Daniel Swan, Arran Ridley, Ida Lehtonen , Ben Jones, Amanda Svensson, Matt Lock
Launch Sunday, 30 May 2010, 12:00 – 15:00
Conversation about Avalanche between Liza Béar & Christophe Cherix,
in conjunction with the reprint of the complete set of Avalanche by Primary Information.
This event provides the occasion to explore the rich history surrounding the magazine within the alternative space movement of the early 1970s, as well as the magazines founding and development.
Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar founded Avalanche shortly after they met in 1968. At the time, Sharp was a New York-based independent curator and Béar an underground magazine editor who had recently moved to New York from London. They published the first issue in 1970 and collaborated on thirteen issues from 1970 to 1976.
Avalanche focused on art from the perspective of artists rather than critics. With its probing interviews, extensive use of photography and dynamic lay-outs, Avalanche investigated new forms of art that were developing in the US and Europe. For many artists, publication in Avalanche preceded a one-person gallery or museum show…
Wednesday, May 26, 7pm
Artists Space, New York
Sofia Design Week is an international event: it takes place in Sofia every year at the beginning of June and gathers some of the most avant-guard? names in contemporary product, communication, interactive and graphic design.
Sofia Design Week 2010 includes lectures, open talks, panel discussions, open-air screenings, exhibitions all over the city, workshops with some of the most progressive names of our time and, of course, parties – every evening of the week, in the lovely yard of the National Academy of Arts.
The goal is too bring Bulgaria into the ongoing global discussion on the future and point of design.
The topic of this year’s event is More or Less.
the Form and the Frame #2
On opinion media as a window to reality:
a case study in editorial design
The Form and the Frame engages in the construction of media. Onomatopee has assembled editorial boards to investigate the editorial design of specific opinion magazines; to approach their typical usage of text and image.
Editorial Board: Annelys de Vet & Jeroen Boomgaard
Opening: Friday June 4th, 20:00
Exhibition open until July 11th
A week-long event in the Hockney Gallery (Royal College of Art, London) became a book production space.
Treating of matters which he who reads will see,
and he who listens to them, when read, will hear.
A publication by Royal College of Art first year
Communication Art & Design students.
“Can we make design history research, and the sharing of its resources a more active part of everyday graphic design practice? How can we question the gender and racial biases of available histories? How, in other words, to influence the making of design history today? Does our field’s obsession with celebrity designers lead us to over-emphasise biographical narratives to the detriment of collective or object-based histories? Could we pursue a new form of writing design history, less confined to proven academic models, more intuitiveor creative, thereby taking greater control over our profession and how it is translated or related in existing histories?”
Sara De Bondt
Contributors : Pedro Cid Proença, David Crowley, Alexandre Dumas de Rauly, Sara De Bondt, Sophie Demay, Afonso Duarte, Marine Duroselle, Sophie Dutton, Jules Estèves, Mick Farren, Maël Fournier-Comte, Lola Halifa-Legrand, Angelina Li, Will Holder, Richard Hollis, Yi Lin Juliana Ong, Savage Pencil, François Rappo, Adrian Rifkin, Marsha Rowe, Michel Wlassikoff
Book Launch: Wednesday 9 June 2010, 6.30pm
At Artwords (Hackney), London
The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam Library will honour Irma Boom this year with a retrospective exhibition of her work – she donated her studio archive to the university in 2003.
To accompany this exhibition she is producing an exceptional catalogue, a miniature book (38 x 50 mm) which contains a complete overview of her oeuvre …
june 4 – october 3 2010
University of Amsterdam Library, Amsterdam
MANYSTUFF #1, ONE POSSIBLE CATALYST is now available at
More informations about
MANYSTUFF #1, ONE POSSIBLE CATALYST here.
Mard! propose des rencontres, des regards singulier sur l’art contemporain: comment celui-ci s’ancre dans la société et en interroge les représentations dominantes.
Rencontre entre Gérard Paris-Clavel et François Barré.
Gérard Paris-Clavel inscrit sa démarche dans une relation directe au monde, dans l’urgence d’agir et de produire du mouvement, tant dans les questions énoncées, dans leur forme graphique et plastique, que dans le partage d’un combat et d’une prise de conscience. On interroge ici l’art et sa peur de l’utile et de l’espace public.
1er juin 2010, 19h
Topics of discussion:
sculpture, posthumous production, recipes, iconoclasm,
porcelain,Pollock, tropics, animism, Rodin, simulation, PDF, hooligans,
polyurethane, theft, Mendelssohn, functionality.
— Aleksandra Domanovic
Printable monument to the abolished “.yu” domain.
— Gert Jan Kocken
Photographs of porcelain monkeys, purchased by Jews to obtain
civil rights under Prussian law.
— Oliver Laric
Versions of an icon destroyed in reformation iconoclasm.
— Tobias Madison
Tropical plants covered in Paint using the technique of Jackson Pollock.
Video game player with control pad prop.
— Arild Tveito
Bootleg bronze of a foot sculpted by Auguste Rodin.
28 May 2010, 18:00 – 20:30
The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris
Self Publish, Be Happy Weekend is a showcase of contemporary DIY photo books selected by curator and founder of Self Publish, Be Happy, Bruno Ceschel.
The weekend long event will offer art book lovers the opportunity to discuss, admire and be inspired by publications originating from around the world. Visitors will also be able to meet the authors/publishers at various book signings throughout the weekend.
Talk: Self Publish, Be Happy, Sat 5 June 18.30
A panel discussion about the emergence of the self-publishing phenomenon and its implication in the art and publishing world.
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 June 2010
The Photographers’ Gallery, London